Is brewed coffee and instant coffee the same?

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CockneyRebel
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27 Jun 2010, 8:31 am

Or is it different? The reason that I ask, is because I'm wondering what would perk a person up, more.


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27 Jun 2010, 8:56 am

i don't think there's a difference, but if you don't prep instant coffee right the mixture won't fully dissolve and you might not get the same perk compared to a cup of the brewed stuff

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27 Jun 2010, 9:04 am

Good brewed coffee is like the difference between a cheeseburger at McDonalds and a prime rib at the best steakhouse in the US. However, there is also bad brewed coffee (bad prime rib), so Maxwell's House brew and Nestle instant coffee isn't going to taste much different at all.

If you're looking to get more of a perk, I don't think coffee has much difference in the way of caffeine content, as long as you aren't buying decaffinated. If you really want more caffeine in your coffee, and don't like the idea of caffeine pills, try to look in to pure powdered caffeine and measure a tiny bit more in to your cup.


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27 Jun 2010, 10:01 am

CockneyRebel wrote:
Or is it different? The reason that I ask, is because I'm wondering what would perk a person up, more.

Generally there's more caffeine in fresh ground. but other factors like type of bean, how long the roast is and method of making all influence the final cup. If you really want to know more (much more) Harold McGee's book is a wor
thwhile read


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