QUOTE(Suzanne F @ Feb 12 2010, 11:34 AM)
I will admit to bringing bags of instant Bustelo on vacation to make iced coffee -- melt in a little boiling water, add cold water and ice, and bingo, something almost totally unlike coffee, but drinkable. But I stopped. I also stopped trying to drink it hot, since I have way too many kinds of regular coffee which Paul won't drink any more, and I discovered that I had a one-serving drip cone and filters, I think left over from my mother (+1994). Now when I travel, if I can't get decent coffee, I'm satisfied enough with tea.
On one of my many marathon solo coast-to-coast road-trips ages ago, I stopped into a rural diner in, I think, Kansas. It was a hot mid-west summer, and I needed a caffeine fix to keep me going, so I ordered an iced coffee. The waitress refused at first, because she had never heard of such a thing! But she was sweet and tried to make one for me. Before I could stop her, she filled a tall tumbler with ice and poured hot coffee off the burner directly over it. Of course the glass shattered and made a huge mess. As I was helping her clean it up (it was my fault, after all), I noticed a jar of instant Nescafe on the shelf in the kitchen. We proceeded exactly as you describe, and it got me through the rest of the prairie. Of course I tipped her well.