Friday, October 2, 2009

"I can't taste the difference!"

Coffee. The mom's lifeline. I never drank coffee before I had children, but now I have seen the light. There are certain days when a cup of Joe is the only hope for muddling through.

Have you seen the ads by a certain big coffeehouse about their new instant coffee? They are so sure you can't taste the difference, they are giving away a free cup of their traditional coffee this weekend if you come in and taste it against their new instant.

So with all the hype surrounding ready-to-brew coffee, I had the opportunity to taste some Nescafe this week. I have to tell you, before the samples arrived, I recalled my mom's favorite Sanka she used to drink when I was a child, and how my dad recoiled at the thought of drinking it.

Imagine my pleasant surprise that the Nescafe I tasted was quite good! Not only that, I loved being able to brew a single cup within 2 minutes flat, perfect for mornings when I need a quick jolt.

So I offer the opportunity to do the same: Leave me a comment by Sunday at 5pm and I will randomly choose one reader to send a free tasting pack. Think of it this way: you can do your own free taste test, without even having to leave the comfort of your own home!

Have a great weekend all-


Deep in the Heart said...

This was the way my friend Pam grew up drinking coffee in Greece - the frothy variety. They brought a whole suitcase home this summer.

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Isn't it funny how children change some things we do. I became my love affair with coffee after my second baby was born. Now every morning when I make lunches for my kids my older one comes in and I ask him: "what's the best part of waking up?" and he immediately answers: "Folder's in your cup"
Anyway, my hubby loves his Nescafe ever since I met him

Lorella said...

I have tried the VIA instant coffee next to the regular brewed Starbucks coffee.
Although I have to say the VIA is possibly the most similar than any other instant coffee, it is still instant.
I guess I never may have given it a good enough shot.
However, I use a french press to make coffee and you can make a real-brewed cup of coffee in the french press very quickly. It's about four minutes from the moment you put the hot water in. In addition, they have those thermoses that are mini-french presses. You put your grounds in, pour boiling water over that. In a minute, you tamp it down from the lid of the traveller. Then, you have one cup of freshly brewed french pressed coffee.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I'm the only one in the house who drinks coffee & sometimes it was a pain to make, especially when I had the Cuisinart Grind & Brew and perhaps I didn't clean it from the day before like I should have. On those days, I just wanted coffee quick and I tried instant and it was nasty, even with Bailey's in it (on the weekend of course). So, I am very curious how all these new ones will pan out. Good to know you liked this one.