OK. Stay with me here.
There used to be a time when people who were “on the go” and in a hurry or just plain didn’t know how to crew a cup of coffee bought Instant Coffee. it came in a jar and all you had to do is boil water and add a couple of teaspoons and, voila, you’re done — coffee.
Then came drip brewers and Starbucks and all kinds of stuff and people became coffee snobs and had to have all kinds of exotic flavors and strengths. Bold. Medium and Light. There are even people who buy the green beans and then home roast them before grinding them to brew them. Speaking grinding, there all kinds of grinders and coffee makers that do eveything but add the cream and sugar (gasp!) and drink it for you.
The New Instant Coffee
Now there are these things called K-cups® by Keurig or Discs by Tassimo or Via® from Starbucks which is no more than a packet of coffee that you pour into a cup of boiling water (aka Instant Coffee). The difference, of course, is the packaging and the marketing and the pre-portioned sizes. The are all ready to go for the perfect single cup experience.
Isn’t this really something that your mother or grandmother used to drink when she took a couple of teaspoons of the ground up brown stuff from a jar. The green meant it was decaf.
It was a lot cheaper to and you didn’t need fancy, expensive machines to make the stuff. A pan of water and a stove. You could even make the stuff around a campfire in the woods.