Instant Coffee Tasting

~INSTANT COFFEE TASTING~

1012660_706762132683065_1802529243_nInstant or soluble coffee was invented and patented in 1890, by Mr David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand under patent number 3518. It was sold under the trading name Strang’s Coffee citing the patented”Dry Hot-Air” process. Instant coffee, also called soluble coffee and coffee powder, is a beverage derived from brewed coffee beans.Instant coffee is commercially prepared by either freeze-drying or spray drying, after which it can be rehydrated. Instant coffee in a concentrated liquid form is also manufactured.

On a beautiful afternoon, my buddy Sadie and I decided to have an instant coffee tasting.
Here are the coffee we tasted and our ratings.

0 = bad / 3 = acceptable / 5 = excellent

Tasteless. Have it with milk.
Tasteless. Have it with milk.

Douwe Egberts

Sadie

Black: 1 – White: 2 ½ – Iced: 0

Régine

Black: 0 – White: 0 – Iced: 0 

Comments: Tasteless. Have it with milk

 

Bitter taste, vaguely taste of coffee. Have it iced with milk and sugar.
Bitter taste, vaguely taste of coffee. Have it iced with milk and sugar.

Nescafé Original

Sadie

Black: 1 ½ – White: 2 – Iced: 3

Régine

Black: 1 – White: 1 ½ – Iced: 3    

Comments: Bitter taste, vaguely taste of coffee. Have it iced with milk and sugar.

 

Tasty coffee but too smooth. Sugar and milk overpower the taste.
Tasty coffee but too smooth. Sugar and milk overpower the taste.

Kenco Smooth

Sadie

Black: 2 – White: 3 Iced: 3 ½

Régine

Black: 3 ½ – White: 2 ½ / Iced: 3    

Comments: Tasty coffee but too smooth. Sugar and milk overpower the taste.

 

Faint taste of coffee
Faint taste of coffee

Kenco Decaff

Sadie

Black: 2 – White: 0 Iced: 0

Régine

Black: 0 – White: 0 – Iced:    

Comments: Faint taste of coffee.

 

Not too strong not too smooth.
Not too strong not too smooth.

Nescafé Original 3in1

Sadie

Black: n/a – White: 3 – Iced: 2

Régine

Black: n/a – White: 1 – Iced: 1    

Comments: Not too strong not too smooth.

 

Comments: Tasteless!
Comments: Tasteless!

Nescafé Original 3in1 Extra Smooth 

Sadie

Black: n/a – White: 1 – Iced: 0

Régine

Black: n/a – White: 0 – Iced:

Comments: Tasteless!

Taste of condensed milk. Too sweet - no taste of coffee.
Taste of condensed milk. Too sweet – no taste of coffee.

Nescafé Original 3in1 Extra Strong

Sadie

Black: n/a – White: 1 – Iced: 1

Régine

Black: n/a – White: 0 – Iced:

Comments: Taste of condensed milk. Too sweet – no taste of coffee.

 

Passed the brew test! Quite good!
Passed the brew test! Quite good!

Nescafé Alta Rica

Sadie

Black: 3.5 – White: 4 – Iced: 4

Régine

Black: 4 -White: 4 – Iced: 4  

Comments: Pass the brew test! Quite good!

 

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