June 01, 2004
Japanese Coffee

On our way to pick up the kids today, we stopped at the Japanese supermarket to pick up a few things. I was mainly after a set of bento boxes that I could put the children's lunches into for school. One of my daily duties is making the children their lunch for school. I use far too many plastic baggies to do this, so the bento boxes will be good.

Of course, I took a look at the coffee section. The Japanese may not have invented coffee and iced coffee, but hey have done a damn good job of perfecting it. Here are a few cans I had not seen before.

3 cans of goodness

Who can resist these cans? Not I. I especially like the 'On Business' can. Also, the 'naked beans' are in intriguing.

For a few months now, we've been drinking tea more in the morning, much more thatn coffee. In fact, Michele has placed the coffee maker in the cupboard and we only have an electric water kettle on the counter now. To get my coffee now, I have resorted to instant coffee. It's not bad.

I picked up a bottle of Japanese instant coffee on a whim. I saw a bottle of UCC Taste No. 114. I'm a sucker for any food product with a graph on the package.

Check that graph!

There is a coffee called Taste No. 117 and the graph somehow compares them on a two dimensional graph. I cannot read Japanese, so I wasn't sure whether to buy 114 or 117. I decided that the red dot for No. 114 denoted danger and so, that meant it was the coffee for me.

I'll find out tomorrow how it tastes.

Eventually when I visit Japan, I fear I will not sleep because all I want to do is drink Japanese coffee endlessly.

Posted by michael at June 01, 2004 12:39 AM