Guess what? The homeopathic cold remedy my friend recommended. . . it worked! I feel human today. Yay me! I’ll post about it on Monday. Because it is cold and sinus season after all. And I probably should tell you that I’ll be in the UK next week. Yay me again! So instead of posting stuff like how to get you lipstick to stay put (I only keep mentioning it because you guys LOVED that post – it was one of my most popular ever) or how to make cute jewelry from vintage buttons, I’ll be posting stuff about London and the southwestern coast of England.
But today. . . today is all about coffee. You guys know how I like my cold brew coffee. Well, in the winter, iced coffee isn’t as appealing and warming up the cold brew just feels wrong. And with all of this traveling I’ve been doing (ok, that’s stretching it a bit, given I used to be on the road for work 50% of the time and these days a big trip for me is the 3o minutes down to the mall), I needed to find a way to have good coffee quick and make it easy. And even better if I could have good coffee while on the road, without having to go to You Know Where (think Celestial Male Deer) and pay an arm and a leg.
Not so long ago, I found my answer. Mount Hagen Freeze Dried Instant Coffee (decaf for me, since I’m not supposed to have caffeine and no one would want to see me after a cup of the real stuff anyway. You caffeine junkies can find the caffeinated version here). I tried to find these Mount Hagen people online but got tired after filtering through page three of my Google search. But what I did find is that I’m apparently not alone in my love for this coffee. It gets high marks.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. And my parents drank that awful instant stuff years ago too. It was rank. But this stuff makes a nice robust cup of joe with a creamy head (yes, I said it, you with the mind of a 13 year old boy). Add my favorite coconut creamer and I’m set for the day. I took this stuff with me when I went to Atlanta for the blogger’s conference and to Chicago for Thanksgiving and it’s damn well going with me next week (I like tea and all but I love the taste of a cup of coffee in the morning with breakfast).
So there you have it. They even make individual cup serving packets if you don’t want to haul around the little jar (one jar holds enough coffee for SIXTY cups). If you camp (that would not be me but I’m assuming it would work fine), travel for work, need coffee faster than your Keurig can make it (I timed it – 1 minute 30 seconds in my microwave to heat the water and the 4 seconds to dump the crystals in said hot water beat the Keurig hands down) or just love the nostalgia of instant coffee you now have me to thank. You’re welcome.