This morning was drip coffee due to convenience, but used a fine blend from my friends at David's Roasting, a small shop operation in San Diego, with fabulous beans.
I'm back to drinking this bland stuff again. Its had about 6 weeks to age since I first tasted it and decided it was worthless, but it seems to have picked up a little more flavor this time around.I picked up a jar of instant coffee called Clover Valley at Dollar General last night. This is their house brand. I needed coffee for the morning and this place is a convenient stop on the way home. CV was the cheapest they had. $4.45 for an 8oz jar. At least its a real glass jar. Made in Mexico.
Its pretty bad. I've drank a lot of instant coffee in my life, but this stuff really takes the cake. I made a 16oz cup at home, and another 16oz to take to work with me. I put in my normal 2 Tbsp. of coffee, a dash of Turbinado sugar, poured the hot water in and stirred, topped it off with about 2 oz. of milk. The coffee was practically tasteless, but it got me through the day.
I'll try 3 Tbsp. of coffee tomorrow and see if that kicks it up a notch, but I'm not holding my breath. An 8oz. jar is normally enough to last me 2 weeks, but I doubt I'll go beyond Thursday before I replace it with my regular brand, 8oz. of Beumont instant that I get at Aldi for $2.99.