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When making a cup of instant coffee does the order of adding the mik and water affect the taste/quality of the final drink?
She who must be obeyed is adamant that adding milk before water makes a drink far more preferable to her taste. Have any members any personal or anecdotal evidence to support the suggestion that order of addition is important and why?
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jacquesdor answers:

I agree with your lady. Put in the milk and mix with the coffee to make a paste and then add the water, stirring all the time.
To my mind it makes a much creamier and better tasting drink.

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tracieboo answers:

I also a agree, i put the milk in first, the hot water seems to burn the coffee if you add it before the milk (not sure if that's actually true, it's just how it tastes to me!)

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sheps101 answers:

with any real coffee no milk!

with average highstreet instant coffee milk in last and never use boiling water. The milk ever so slightly curdles if it goes in first but most people who add sugar will not notice.

Supplement from 12/17/2008 08:22pm:

instead of milk go for creme or coffee creamer if you like that sort of taste, milk is a waste of time.

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robinsamuels answers:

Sorry about supporting the women on this one sc. I used to put the milk in first, until a woman at work told me it burned the coffee. After I tried putting in the milk first, or a little cold water, I noticed a big difference.

You find that most coffees say to add hot but not boiling water in the instructions.

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Theminxy1 answers:

It's quite right, unless you put the milk in first your coffee will be more bitter. Always leave the kettle to sand for a moment before making the coffee too.

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