Milk (powder) coffee
Posted by: tshelver on Apr-07-10 1:34 PM (EST)
Maybe I'm just a bit of a Philistine when it comes to coffee (having grown up in the era of instant coffee and percolated coffee).
As a younger person, I used to kind of like the coffee made with boiled milk that was served in some of the traditional colonial hotels in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and South Africa.
I've got friends who get all agitated about the non-availibility of good coffee in SE Asia when we are on trips, and then come back to the USA and happily chug back the swill at the local diner.
I just don't get the idea of having to cart additional stuff around when camping / hiking / kayaking, for that morning cup.
Back when I was doing a lot of backpacking, tea provided a sufficient caffeine fix, and for coffee, a good quality instant coffee premixed with a good quality (or organic) milk powder or made with condensed milke gives me as close to a latte as I need in the morning or evening.
Nothing new in the idea, it is available in at least a few SE Asian countries from the manufacturer (I've seen Nestle in the Philippines).
Same approach for breakfast: good quality muesli with fruit and nuts (I usually add extra nuts) premixed with milk powder, add water and let stand for at least 30 minutes makes for a tasty and nourishing breakfast.
Along with the milk coffee, a reasonable amount of protein and fibre, and complex carbs to kick off the day.
Simple, packable and edible...
Different folks, different strokes.
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