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#1 Orik

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:11 PM

Who invented this and why? You need boiling water anyway so why not make proper coffee?
I never said that

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE(Orik @ Feb 11 2010, 04:11 PM) View Post
Who invented this and why? You need boiling water anyway so why not make proper coffee?


You can sprinkle a little bit of instant powdered coffee (not freeze-dried) onto a scoop of vanilla ice cream over which you've just poured a wee bit of liqueur.



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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

so you don't have to deal with the icky mess after? handy on camping trips? who knows?

i seem to vaguely remember some old (european?) ad implying the instant stuff is less harmful although in what way i have no idea...
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

here you go:

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In 1901, just-add-hot water "instant" coffee was invented by Japanese American chemist Satori Kato of Chicago. In 1906, English chemist George Constant Washington, invented the first mass-produced instant coffee. Washington was living in Guatemala and at the time when he observed dried coffee on his coffee carafe, after experimenting he created "Red E Coffee" - the brand name for his instant coffee first marketed in 1909. In 1938, Nescafe or freeze-dried coffee was invented.


so we know who but still not why...
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:25 PM

I am not a coffee fanatic, so feel free to roll your eyes smile.gif, but I really like this stuff. It doesn't taste instant.
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE(Cathy @ Feb 11 2010, 05:25 PM) View Post
I am not a coffee fanatic, so feel free to roll your eyes smile.gif, but I really like this stuff. It doesn't taste instant.

They have a brand of coffee called Brand?
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:30 PM

Buendia.

eta: Oh, I just saw that. Must be for companies who want to private label it.
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:33 PM

QUOTE(Jaymes @ Feb 11 2010, 05:17 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Orik @ Feb 11 2010, 04:11 PM) View Post
Who invented this and why? You need boiling water anyway so why not make proper coffee?


You can sprinkle a little bit of instant powdered coffee (not freeze-dried) onto a scoop of vanilla ice cream over which you've just poured a wee bit of liqueur.


Ah, but if you've poured liqueur on it, it belongs to another forum!


I never said that

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE(Orik @ Feb 11 2010, 04:33 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Jaymes @ Feb 11 2010, 05:17 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Orik @ Feb 11 2010, 04:11 PM) View Post
Who invented this and why? You need boiling water anyway so why not make proper coffee?


You can sprinkle a little bit of instant powdered coffee (not freeze-dried) onto a scoop of vanilla ice cream over which you've just poured a wee bit of liqueur.


Ah, but if you've poured liqueur on it, it belongs to another forum!


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:40 PM

Filipinos like it because it's cheaper than regular coffee and they don't need any extra equipment. Poor folk really can't afford much more (they can't even afford instant, but sometimes when they're flush, they can get one- or two-serving packages as a treat).

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:49 PM

Instant coffee. Tang. Lipton's powdered tea. Why?
Discuss.
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:58 PM

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE(Orik @ Feb 11 2010, 04:11 PM) View Post
Who invented this and why? You need boiling water anyway so why not make proper coffee?


ask same question to people who use teabags.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:25 AM

QUOTE(foodie52 @ Feb 11 2010, 02:49 PM) View Post
Instant coffee. Tang. Lipton's powdered tea. Why?
Discuss.

Tang because it was invented for astronauts. Astronauts!!!
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:27 AM

QUOTE(Squeat Mungry @ Feb 11 2010, 11:25 PM) View Post
QUOTE(foodie52 @ Feb 11 2010, 02:49 PM) View Post
Instant coffee. Tang. Lipton's powdered tea. Why?
Discuss.

Tang because it was invented for astronauts. Astronauts!!!

my nana once told my brother that if he liked the taste of tang so much she'd just soak rusty nails in his orange juice

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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