Two Words- Instant, Decaf

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I’m not a coffee drinker, I’m a coffee guzzler. It’s true. I can easily drink a pot, or more, a day. There is not a single time you could offer me coffee and I’d say “no.” I don’t get the jitters, I don’t get withdrawal headaches, I just get lots of lots of the liquid of heaven. 

The October/November 1992 issue features this full cover ad on the back. 

If there is two coffees I will sneer, jeer, and fear, it’s instant or decaf, but I’m dedicated to this blog, and said I’d take one for the team. 


This is the smallest possible jar I could find, after going to two different stores. 

The instructions state “1 rounded teaspoon per 6oz” and I like big mugs (and I cannot lie) so I used two rounded spoonfuls. 

It did come out very dark. Couldn’t claim it was watered down that is for sure! 

I treated it like any other cup of coffee, some sugar, some cream. Still very dark. Some more cream, still very dark. Some powdered creamer, finally a more acceptable creamy brown. So it took a lot of creamer to get a creamy cup. I took a sip. Not awful. Not great either, but not awful. 

I finished the cup. Which is not astounding, wasting coffee, even instant decaf, is considered the greatest of sins in my eyes. Honestly, it wasn’t bad! I think with some fiddling, it could even be good! I might make it with milk next time instead of water jut to try it, and I’ll be using it in various  recipes in the future. On a cold day, if my tea, cocoa, and normal coffee stashes are all empty, I could imagine drinking a cup. 

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