Trying to find certain MRE coffee

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Unmaned
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Trying to find certain MRE coffee

Post by Unmaned » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:10 pm

Now, I'm really not a coffee drinker, every kind I try just tastes horribly bitter. Most of the instant coffee that comes with MREs has been the same, really bitter stuff, but two types, I actually did enjoy:

-French Vanilla Cappucino
-Irish Cream

The first one was from the "Vegetable chili with pasta" MRE, but I can't remember which menu the second one was from. Is there any place I can get these, outside of MREs? They're seriously the only coffee I've ever had that I could actually drink.

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Re: Trying to find certain MRE coffee

Post by Mpitt » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am

Yes. Several different brands are available in most grocery stores in my area. They are usually kept right next to the regular instant coffee. My wife is a huge fan of these and SO much cheaper than your fancified cafe house offerings.
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Re: Trying to find certain MRE coffee

Post by elandil » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:39 pm

IIRC, Irish creme came in with one of the beef entrees, thinking brisket or beef stew....can't remember which ones.

And I agree on the International Delights, they tend to be the closest commercial I've found that comes close to the cappuccinos in the MRE's.

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Re: Trying to find certain MRE coffee

Post by Unmaned » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:06 am

Mpitt wrote:Yes. Several different brands are available in most grocery stores in my area. They are usually kept right next to the regular instant coffee. My wife is a huge fan of these and SO much cheaper than your fancified cafe house offerings.
I managed to find that exact product at the local Walmart, and...it's surprisingly close to what the MRE had. I can't really taste much flavor (maybe I added too much water?) but it does not have that distinct bitterness that almost every other coffee has.

Maybe it just needs a bit of sugar, or a little bit more powder / little less water. :P

EDIT: Yeah, made another cup, this time measuring out exactly 8 ounces of water, and instead of adding 4 tsp, I added 2 tbsp of the powder, as well as a couple pinches of sugar. Tastes wonderful.

Finally, coffee that I actually like. Now I just need to find a type of alcohol that I can stand to drink, and I'll officially be an adult. :lol:

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