Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A follow-up on 3-in-1s

It's better to make a separate post for this since this is more food related than it is life changing.

You know all those 3-in-1 cofee mixes you buy at groceries and supermarkets, well guess what. None of them are good substitutes for the real deal. None of them will wake you up and help you get going while you cram on your thesis. Most of them taste more of the sugar and creamer or even milk than coffee. I've tasted 3-in-1 coffee mixes from Cafe Rite, Nescafe, Blend 45 and Kopiko, but none of them helped me stay up to do a typing marathon. I have never felt any jolt of energy or an experience of being re-energized after consuming 3-4 sachets everyday.

Sometimes, I wonder if it really is coffee that I'm drinking because it just tastes like dessert. I guess, maybe in that department it would work. If they claimed that, "This 3-in-1 mix will help you end your meal on a sweet note", or something to that effect.

Plus, I can't imagine the amount of sugar content found in these 3-in-1 coffee mixes. It's as if half of the mix was made up of sugar!

Fine, maybe I really don't have the right to complain since, first, nothing is over P10.00 per sachet, second, it does take time to prepare a good cup and lastly it is readily available. But, for a country that boasts of having one of the best coffee in the world, I'd like to believe that we can also produce good 3-in-1 coffee mixes.

Oh, well. At least I still have my coffee press to cling on to. It may not produce the same brewed rich taste from the local Starbucks but at least I know that what goes into my esophagus is the real deal.

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