Mix it up
It's been a long time between drinks but Mary-Rose MacColl's article re the benefits, and indeed imperatives, of drinking coffee (Upfront, July 26-27) was particularly well received. A woman after my own heart, and here's a little tip: If you try really hard at home, sans coffee machine but mixing a couple of the instant varieties, including your favourite sachet variety (this may take some trial and error), I guarantee you can make a not-too-shabby and much cheaper cup of Java. It may lack a fancy illustration on top but you'll get more bang for your buck, and what does that mean? More coffee, of course.
Claire Jolliffe, Buderim