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All things coffee. If you are a coffee drinker, Which do you prefer: Espresso or Instant coffee, and why?
Personally I prefer to make my espresso coffee at home myself. I can make it to my taste. I get disappointed when going to a Cafe and they haven’t set the grind right and the coffee being too bitter. It happens all too often that I may even stop at the servo instead for a $1-$2 coffee by machine. I do prefer the espresso coffee I make, but find instant coffee so much quicker to prepare as the espresso machine needs to heat up (not ready to go like a Cafe one).

Posted by Julzie13, 31st March 2022

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  • I would say instant as it saves me so much time! But to be honest I would love to have an expresso machine at home as tastes so different and the smell of coffee is a lovely perfume to all homes

  • I prefer instant for pure ease of making. I also think machine made coffees are too strong for my tastes

  • I keep forgetting how our coffee machine works, so it’s instant for me.

  • We have a Jura machine, always perfect coffee, we do heat the milk in the micro for about 20 sec as we like hot coffee. I hate using instant coffee

  • I personally much prefer Expresson, however, as I am trying to save for a home, I drink instant as it works out to be alot cheaper for me.

  • I prefer instant all the way as it is quick to make and affordable9

  • I prefer espresso but dislike spending that much money on coffee, I enjoy instant so mostly just settle for that, except when I visit my Mum or sister and enjoy one or two of their pod coffees which are also quite nice!

  • Im more of an instant coffee person.
    If I’m at home. I’m just lazy and it’s quick to make ????

  • I’m a coffeeholic. No shame. Probably the healthiest out of things I’ve been addicted too. I go buy a cafe made coffee every single day usually, might be like one day every few months that I don’t. I just really enjoy and appreciate a great-tasting coffee! It makes me feel relaxed, uplifted, upbeat, ready to focus or ready to work and warms me up on the cold days. I only drink coffee at home if it’s black – with instant coffee. To reduce bloating and calories plus i like the taste and just the boiling water so it’s extra hot to sip. I don’t have a coffee machine. It’s on the things i want to buy list and probably one of the best things i could do for the environment but I need to fund other things first. Most shops have pretty bad quality (cheap) coffee beans so no certain way of brewing it will help the flavour. If i’m paying for my coffee I go out of my way to get it from a shop that makes them with specialty beans etc. I don’t think any from a servo machine taste very good but if nothing else is open i may lower my standards for the day lol. I work as a barista selling organic coffees.

  • I am not a massive coffee drinker but Indo enjoy instant coffee (not all brands though). I know my husband has an instant coffee to start the day then later makes himself an espresso at home… not sure why in that order.

  • Definitely an espresso mum! Can’t live without my coffee

  • I have the L’OR pod machine. It’s pretty good. I still prefer my Moconna Strong Cappachino satchets to be honest, however, since they changed the packaging, they also changed the ingrediants, and I hate the new one. I have 1 more box of old stock, and then, I have to use my pod machine :/

  • I have a machine, but due to convenience I usually have more instant than machine coffee. Hubby prefers the machine, so if I am making for him, I will join him. Otherwise if just for me, I will do instant.

  • I keep forgetting how to use our coffee machine (I drink tea more often), so I prefer instant out of necessity.

  • I’m happy with the instant coffee, where as hubby makes an espresso every morning. Rarely buy a cuppa when out, to me 99% of them are just too strong. In saying that we recently stopped at a little place out from Lithgow, and oh wow, that cuppa was delicious.

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