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An aromatic cuppa
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4.0
I am not a coffee connoisseur. However, judging that I'm a regular customer from a popular coffee chain that starts with 'S', I'll say that I can tell between a good coffee to a bad coffee.

My closest friends and family will know that I'm a huge fan of instant products. Owl has been a household name in Singapore. Their instant coffee is palate-cleansing with some liveliness on the tongue. The coffee smells aromatic and it is satisfying for my fussy taste.

I would say that Owl gives Nescafé a run for its money because it tastes good and smells good.
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Aromatic coffee.
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4.0
What i remember most about OWL is of its instant coffees. i remember it used to be in our camp staples when we were in an OBS camp. It comes in a small sachets with the usual coffee powder with an aromatic smell. Not too sweet and not too creamy, i feel that this taste better than the other coffee brands, judging by the large variety of packet coffee i have tried out.

i was first introduced to this brand of coffee from the aforementioned OBS camp. During those hard and tired days in the camp, this packet were like gems to us. However, we did not have hot water during the trip and were of course too lazy and didn't have sufficient time during trekking to boil water so we couldn't use it. Then i though of a crazy idea which was to just eat it in the powder form. And heavens, it was GOOD. well, maybe it was cos anything would have tasted good then. But no, when i went home and tried it again, it tasted really not bad, though i would never waster my calories like that again.

One packet makes a half cup, so don't think of being a cheapskate and making a full cup, you'll just regret it and start complaining of its dilute taste. Of course it cannot compare to starbucks or coffeebean, but its good enough considering one packet's less than a dollar.
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Victim of age...
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4.0
Owl brand coffee has been around for ages. What they were pretty famous for was their ground coffee which had nothing for you to shake a stick at. But get this, preparing coffee using coffee grounds requires an art that is refined by practice. You need patience and you cannot rush the coffee, lest you want a cup of piss-poor coffee. Hence, in the age of perpetual rushing, instant coffee and 3-in-1 coffee became more popular relegating Owl Brand and their comrades to the background.

Any who loves coffee will know that instant coffee tastes nothing like coffee that is expertly brewed and the quality of the beans is a big factor in the resulting cup of coffee. That is why coffee grounds are still sold.

The packaging of Owl Brand has been given a cosmetic upgrade to keep up with the times. The coffee still tastes great. Most of the coffee sold is in little bags that you soak in water to brew it, reducing the tedium and mess. But I find that the recommended 1 bag to 1 glass of water results in a very thin tasting brew, so I resort to using half the amount of water for 1 bag or I just dump 2 bags into a full glass of water. After that just soak and enjoy.

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3-in-1!
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3-in-1 coffee has to be Owl's proudest accomplishment to date. I think there was a survey conducted many years ago, where they asked how many families in Singapore consume their instant coffee mix, and the results were outstanding.

I personally have drunk their coffee since I was a kid (hey don't judge), and it brings me back somewhat to my youth. I am not someone who consumes caffeine like an animal, but the flavour is just something that agrees well with my taste buds. During my O's, their blend was what kept me up at night to mug for the exams. Even today, I would occasionally make a cup or two when I'm at the office.

Forever a supporter of Owl.

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