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Easy to hide from family!
on December 5, 2014
Great tasting coffee... I think. I've pretty much only had instant coffee my whole life. I live in Utah where having a coffee maker on your counter is a crime akin to adultery. This is why I buy instant coffee, it's easier to hide from family members that might disown me once they see a coffee maker. I also like Earl Grey which is easy to hide in the cupboard next to my Starbucks Via packets.
Drinking caffeine hot is a sin. Except for hot chocolate, that's okay as it's not considered a hot drink. Diet Coke is okay too because it's served cold and because a local Utah institution said so. Let's so some math.
Caffeine content by beverage:
Coffee brewed - 8oz = 147mg avg.
The "good" Rockstar - 16oz = 240mg
5 Hour Energy - 2oz = 200mg
Black Tea - 8oz = 42mg
Diet Coke - 12oz = 45mg
Green Tea - 8oz = 15mg
Hot Chocolate - 6oz = 10mg
The math shows that the temperature at which you consume your caffeine determines the level of sinner you are. Never mind all those chemicals in diet colas, your body is a temple and has ways of getting rid of that garbage for only 10% of your income. Also, it would be extremely hard to detox everyone in Utah off of Diet Coke - it has somewhat of a cult following around here.
So yes 5 stars to Starbucks VIA Columbia instant coffee. It's by far the best coffee on the market... I think.