For the longest time, I used to drink "instant" all through the day. Then I stopped.
Why? Partly because one of Hong Kong's big supermarket chain stores on a little island in the South China Sea starting selling Melitta Italian Gourmet Medium-Strong Roast.
That, coupled with the fact I stumbled on a knock-off of an Italian expresso maker in one of the local hardware stores here on the island. Amazing.
Now I kickstart the day with a cup or two and then that's it, finito for the day!
Best way to make an expresso: Bialetti
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