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  1. #11
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    This is comparison between Sudden vs Nescafe
    the first two photos are Sudden and last two are Nescafe.

    Sudden instant coffee is very finely crystallized coffee, even with extreme close up, I can tell how different this coffee is compared to two others.
    Even the smell/aroma is exceptionally better than the other two. Basically, it smells much more refined and "detailed" if that is a right word.

    For Nescafe, it looks like a baking powder. Even at same 4 grams, since this Nescafe is lighter, puffier, just by looking at it, it looks like twice more volume than Sudden. As you can see at the close up shot (believe it or not, it is same ratio close up as the Sudden close up), it does not even look like coffee at all. Smell? there is absolutely no smell, except artificially bad "sweet" aroma, nothing else.

    Has anyone tried "Voila Specialty Instant coffee" or "Sudden instant coffee"?-18485698_1935687920048328_507123555689139572_n.jpgHas anyone tried "Voila Specialty Instant coffee" or "Sudden instant coffee"?-18446692_1935687943381659_8938901860758512815_n.jpgHas anyone tried "Voila Specialty Instant coffee" or "Sudden instant coffee"?-18446745_1935687963381657_8436498802127797168_n.jpgHas anyone tried "Voila Specialty Instant coffee" or "Sudden instant coffee"?-18447086_1935687973381656_993613329255234746_n.jpg

    PS : Since I can upload only Max 5 photos, I will do comparison of lesser two vs Sudden coffee.

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    The first two are Sudden and last two are from Trader Joe's.

    As for Trader Joe's, as I expected it, it comes right between Sudden & Nescafe. Bit more crystallized than Nescafe, but not as refined as Sudden. Same for smell. I can detect few different aromas, but again, it does not come close to Sudden's quality at all.


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    Finally, the "Cupping" ha ha ha!!!
    4 grams of instant coffee with 8 oz 196C hot water.

    Nescafe : Forget about it! This is like drinking 100% Robusta beans, mixed with 50% rechazos (defective beans!) Taste so flat that I had to spit it out as soon as possible. (& gargle with sparkling water!)

    Trader Joe's : Not bad. Just regular good quality instant coffee that most of people drinks here in USA. (Not in Guatemala though... In Guatemala, the Nescafe is the king of all coffees.. so as many other 3rd world countries)

    Sudden : IMPRESSED! Really! Why? Because it did not taste like an "instant coffee" AT ALL. It tasted like a good "brewed" coffee. If someone would had given this cup of coffee and told me that this was a decent brewed coffee, 90% I would have believed him. It HAS some of good characteristics of good brewed coffee. It actually has different flavor that I can pick out like when I was doing real cupping session. If I give Nescafe 1 out of 10 possible point, and Trader Joe's 5 out of 10, then, I would give this SUDDEN INSTANT COFFEE 8.5 out of 10!

    Okay. Now, Do I want to keep buying this? you can only buy via Sudden Coffee website and it is a monthly subscription.
    And it is very expensive, but I believe that this is something unique and different AND GOOD!
    Personally, I do not want to buy mainly because I make my own coffee by many different methods (V60, AeroPress, French Press, Pour over..etc) at home in Los Angeles, and at work in Guatemala..etc
    I am a green bean seller in Guatemala for heaven sake. So, for me, I do not need this.

    But for someone, who wants something quick, specially while traveling, YES! This could be great!

    Finally, did I get paid from Sudden to write this review? Hello NO!. I paid $6.50 via paypal to Sudden on-line 3 days ago. ha ha ha.
    but I think this was worthwhile.



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    In addition to being the guru of fluid bed roasting, Michael Sivitz developed extraction equipment to make liquid coffee concentrate. I purchased a few bottles of the extract from him back in the late 1990's and rather enjoyed the coffee made from this. His patents on the equipment have expired I believe, and it would be somewhat intriguing to possibly develop a business for such extract packaged in Soy Sauce type packets.

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    TOTALLY UNEXPECTED!!!!!
    After reviewing their coffee in this coffee forum and my facebook, I told Sudden coffee that I have to cancel my monthly subscription due to obvious reason (me being in coffee origin business!)

    And immediately, they cancelled my subscription and thank me saying that they really enjoyed reading my Sudden coffee review.

    Today, when I got back home, I got a small package with Sudden T-shirt, many stickers and a card saying that they all loved my review and sent me their T shirt for me to enjoy.

    SUDDEN guys are absolutely Awesome!! With this kind of customer service and personal touch, I am sure that they will be successful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missjune75 View Post
    I don't understand America's love affair with instant coffee. My Grandmother (who I adored) drank a cup of decaf instant coffee every night with her meal sprinkled with sacrin tablets (do they still make those?) and milk. It was a truly disgusting concoction.
    I think a coffeepress or pour over has to be pretty close to instant in terms of instant coffee.
    I guess American's like their coffee by the cup without the clean up. Perhaps that's the appeal of the Keurig one cup makers.
    I don't like to do dishes, and I don't consider myself all that picky about my coffee but instant is just gross imo.
    However, found this thread and the fact that there is an audience for instant fascinating.
    Our (Americans) taste in coffee might be getting more "high-end" with a growing fixation on freshly roasted coffee beans, but still big part of the world is going in the opposite direction : YES! Towards instant coffee. (THAT INCLUDES GUATEMALA where I work as Green bean export sales person!)

    By next year, the sales of Instant Coffee will be 35 BILLIONS (YES, with the "B").
    Check out the graphs!

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    Also, this might interests people who are interested in knowing the percentages of each coffee sales in the different regions around the world.

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    A couple of Folgers coffee commercial in 1960s.
    when you look at it now, it just .....so funny!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb7NTzk85qo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnjjkgIO3Ck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensoluna View Post
    A couple of Folgers coffee commercial in 1960s.
    when you look at it now, it just .....so funny!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb7NTzk85qo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnjjkgIO3Ck
    I agree..funny stuff. I hate to admit it but I do remember Mrs. Olson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffyjr View Post
    I agree..funny stuff. I hate to admit it but I do remember Mrs. Olson.
    BTW, this commercial even went into Korea in 1970s. I remember watching it with my mom and that was when she started drinking forlgers!!!!! (of course, Mrs. Olson spoke impeccable Korean in that TV Commercial. Dubbed! ha ha)

 

 
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