What makes coffee good or bad?

The Victor crew came across this video about coffee called “How ‘Bad’ Coffee Took Over America”. Taste in coffee is subjective but there are people who say it isn’t. There is coffee certification test that tasters take.

In a process known as “cupping” they taste the coffee and give it a rating. The rating is based on fragrance, aroma, flavor, aftertaste, acidity, body, overall impressions, sweetness, balance, and the clean cup. If the coffee scores 80% or higher it is called a specialty grade coffee. Anything below is considered bad coffee.

Coffee drinking in America dates back to the Boston Tea Party, where drinking tea after that was considered unpatriotic.

Things you can do with Instant Coffee

Not the kind who buys instant coffee, we thought it was interesting to find this article from DailyMail.com about ways to use instant coffee. Here is their list of uses:

Add a teaspoon to Bolognese sauce.
Mix a teaspoon into chili con carne.
Make a body scrub by mixing a few teaspoons with some sugar and either coconut oil or olive oil.
Add a teaspoon to your cookie dough batter, or other batter, like brownies, or even buttercream icing.
Add to your meat rub.
Sprinkle on vanilla ice cream.
Add to smoothies or milkshakes.

Looks like we’ll need to rethink our aversion to instant coffee.