Following my recent entry about the correct way to make tea…
…I’ve since been drawn into the great instant coffee debate.
In my Oscar winning portrayal of a person who gives a shit, I pretended to listen to the same tedious issue of whether you put the milk in first, or the water.
Frankly, I opt for the coffee, but hey….I don’t want to appear picky.
Preparing a mug of instant coffee is even easier than tea. The word ‘instant’ is a bit of a clue.
Repeat after me….
Spoon the coffee into a mug
Add the hot water and stir
Add milk and sugar/sweeteners to taste.
It makes my brain hurt to think that some people still can’t get this right. It surprises me that they’re able to dress themselves in the morning or brush their teeth properly. Most of them have toothpaste in their hair.
These Costa cockheads believe the perfect instant coffee is achieved by putting the cold milk in first before adding the hot water. If you attempt to educate these caffeinated cretins they resort to the dumbest argument in the history of the history of arguments.
“Boiling water burns the coffee which is why I put the milk in first”
Excuse me, what??
“I said boiling water burns the cof…”
Yes I heard you. I’ve just never had to process that amount of stupid in such a short space of time.
Instant coffee is designed to have boiling water poured on it. It’s not possible to burn something designed to have boiling water poured on it. Apparently their argument extends to the suggestion you wait until the water has cooled a bit, reducing the validity of the term ‘instant’.
It’s possible to burn REAL coffee made from ground up coffee beans, but not instant coffee.
This is usually met with a derisive sneer from those ‘in the know’.
Well, you unpercolated pricks, this is how instant coffee is created.
The coffee beans are roasted to temperatures in excess of 165 °C, which is a lot fucking hotter than your kettle, but I’ll continue….
The beans are then ground finely so they become soluble and are percolated in water at temperatures of 155 to 180°C. Again, really fucking hot.
“Oh no….what if they burn the coffee??”
Then it’s spray dried or freeze dried, ready to be rehydrated by the boiling hot water from your kettle….or clogged up with cold milk so it can’t dissolve properly.
But don’t take my word for it, look it up. In fact, here…I’ll save you the time.
And I’m sorry, but saying the flavour is better when the milk goes in first is bollocks. No-one likes those little islands of clumped up coffee swirling in their drink.
Oh, and your t-shirt is on inside out.