I’m a member of reddit and recently participated in a mug exchange by signing up at RedditGifts.com. I received a mug with some Starbucks instant coffee as well as Nestcafe instant coffee. This morning, I am drinking the Starbucks and oh my goodness… It’s actually really good!
I’ve tried instant coffees before and they usually taste like day-old coffee or something else equally as gross. This coffee tastes like it’s fresh brewed. Score! I should keep a few packets on hand for emergencies 😀
Since I’m talking about coffee, I took the time yesterday to give my coffee makers a good cleaning. I have a Hamilton Beach brew station and a Tassimo. The drip coffee maker is easy enough to clean, but after almost two years of owning the tassimo, I have only recently discovered that the disc piercing unit comes apart. I almost wish I hadn’t discovered that, because stuck inside of one of the pieces was about an inch of coagulated coffee crap. Oh my jesus. No wonder the coffee was so flavourful lately… *Shudder*
Gentle reminder for everyone: Clean your coffee makers real well! Run vinegar through it once or twice and then brew plain water to rinse it out. I try to clean my coffee makers at least once a month — outside of rinsing between uses, that is.
Anyway. Back to drinking my delicious Starbucks. Nom.