Maybe a nice topic. I got meanwhile some experience with different coffees, although I'm not more a daily coffee drinker. And I got still the opinion, that instant coffee is not that worse as many people say in the last 30 years! BUT, the absolutely worse coffee for me is still the classic german dripper coffee! Equally what machine or what filter bag you use, it's still the same ugly brown brackish water with too much dissolved caffeine. Maybe there are worse and better filter bags, that you can get the taste a little better. But what does it change? In the end, this crap tastes always more or less of the filter paper. And too much dissolved bitters, too. And the result from this machines usually causes the most people an upset stomach. But if you want much caffeine, fine! Not so bad, but still not tasting that well is my Mokka from the classic 1 cup Alu Bialetti. I tried all I can, but the metal taste ist still there, equally how thick the "coffee patina" inside is! Def. better is the Mokka from the stainless steel Mokka pot, although it got any kind of powder coating inside. But the Mokka has NOT the metal taste as the Bialetti has! So the result tastes well to me. But now instant coffee!: I got the experience since 2010 and I can say, on the german market, the usual cheaper massmarket instant coffee got worse since 2012. BUT, the available Bio-instant coffees in the supermarkets are really good! It's a big difference to the non-Bio stuff. The Bio stuff still tastes like coffee, while the non-Bio stuff doesn't. I tried different brands and they were all good up to really good! But there are some with a strong impact to your body. Further, I tried Espressi from usual cheaper machines in other homes. That stuff is ok, but more or less boring. Nothing, I would buy an extra machine for. I mean, Espresso is just high-pressure fast-food coffee, so what's all the fuss about?? So let's see, what future will bring. But actually, the Mokka from the stainless steel Mokka pot seems to become my favorite. But always with usual ground coffee, NOT Espresso powder! Strong impact to your belly, routing the s..t out of you, when drinking in the morning? Sure, but with very less or maybe no caffeine. But I still like soft instant Café HAG, too.