An Interesting Day for an Interesting Taste
Today’s zany holiday is the zaniest yet, because I cannot fathom why anybody would want to celebrate it, but in the 107 years since its creation it has played a role in
Instant Coffee Day is all about instant coffee, a coffee-product invented by Japanese scientist Satori Kato in 1901 and popularized by inventor and capitalist George Washington (not the president, this Washington was born in Belgium).
Instant Coffee isn’t really known for its flavor now, and it wasn’t known for its flavor back at its inception. However, its quick brewing time and stimulant proprieties made instant coffee a popular choice amongst American men serving in the First World War.
Today instant coffee is still around, despite still tasting pretty gross (especially when compared to the real deal). I feel like I’d be doing my readers a disservice by telling you all to drink instant coffee straight in celebration of today’s whacky holiday. Rather, see if you can find ways to improve instant coffee. Make mocha by melting chocolate and mixing it with the instant coffee. Who knows, maybe it’ll taste good.