Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Instant Coffee Galore: The Search For the Best-Tasting Instant Coffee

I want my coffee dark but creamy and tasty.  That's why I love Caramel Macchiato. For instant coffee, I am fond of Kopiko Brown Coffee. Despite of my love of these flavors, my taste bud seems to be seeking for something surprising.  And so, I bought several brands of instant coffee and I will be buying more next time. My goal is to try different brands and flavors and see which one will make an impression. I will be documenting this coffee-tasting experience.

Instant Coffee

I can't start and end the day without coffee. It is one habit that is hard to break.

Couple of years ago, when I was still working in the corporate world, I could drink as much as 5 coffee a day.  When I suffered from tonsillopharyngitis, a sort of a throat infection, the ENT specialist advice me to stop drinking coffee. Together with the disease, I suffered from intense coffee withdrawal. It was so hard. I can't seem to kick my brain wake-up to have the energy to start my day.

Googling some online articles about coffee content, I've read more benefits than risks associated in drinking coffee. In Wikipedia, it says the caffeine in coffee acts as stimulant. Aside from the caffeine, research also shows that it also contains an unknown chemical agents that stimulates the production of cortisone and adrenaline. Among the enumerated benefits include decrease of mortality, reduced risk of alzheimer's disease and dementia, reduced risk of gallstone disease, and increase cognitive performance.

So, enjoy your coffee. Just keep it in moderation. Too much of something isn't good. Til the next...


  1. Nice post, Caryl, I enjoyed this! For my wife (a Pinay) and me, these are prized possessions, because we cannot get these in our part of the US. We have access to good Asian stores and can get some pretty good Vietnamese 3-in-1 in our local Asian store and we can get some other Pinoy goodies (Boy Bawang snacks, Clover chips, etc.), but for some reason we can't find Filipino 3-in-1, 5-in-1, etc. coffees available locally. Whenever we visit Philippines, this is one of our most prized souvenirs and we pack empty parts of our suitcases with as much as we can shove in amongst the other souvenirs, snacks, and clothes. Sometimes my mother-in-law will send us some for Pasko etc.

    These are so good, and now I'm craving Filipino instant coffee... I'm envious of you. I've tried the San Miguel and Nescafe ones, Jimms 5-in-1 etc., but haven't yet tried Kopiko or Great Taste yet. Thanks for a great post, and for making me hungry/thirsty LOL!


    1. Thank you Buzz!:) I'm actually sipping a hot and delicious Kopiko Brown Coffee while replying to this comment :) It's very unfortunate that you don't have access to Filipino 3-in-1, 5-in-1 coffee...

      The next time you'll be here in the Philippines, make sure to include Kopiko in your list.

      You wife taught you well :) Amping pud! :)


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