Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Aug 2013
Total posts 11
Best airline coffee? Had French press in economy LAX-Mel QF94 and it was the best I've had (yes surprising). First and business coffee has always disappointed in QF EK and BA
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
It's usually terrible. Why do you ask?
I find when airlines actually bother to make proper coffee with a French press (which was, by the way, invented by an Italian) the result is streets ahead of airline instant but compared to what I make each morning at home it doesn't hold any water, never mind comparing it to a flat white at a good cafe.
Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 130
I flew SQ A380 from Singapore to London in Business and I thought is was really good!.
*i thought it was really good coffee!
Did you get espresso coffee, like an espresso shot or a flat white or something?
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 85
I was fortunate enough to try Singapore Airlines Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in suites. Hands down best coffee I've had in the air.
Member since 30 May 2011
Total posts 14
surprisingly, I had a good economy coffee on MH, they didn't give milk but had a non dairy creamer instead (not sure how much difference this makes to a coffee)
Non-dairy creamer is terrible.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
I'm glad it's not instant. I think it is absolutely disgraceful for an Australian airline to serve instant coffee. I half expect it from Asian carriers but not from Qantas or Virgin. You don't mess with coffee in Australia and by extension national carriers shouldn't either. That's like asking BA to serve bad tea, which incidentally they don't. The BA brew (specially crafted by Twinings) is the best in the sky that I've ever tasted!
Qantas does a tolerable but unimpressive tea on domestic runs. It's good enough to drink without sugar and milk, though, and they're nice after a flat white in the lounge.
Asian carriers can't really get away with it either. Places like Hong Kong and Singapore have good local coffee, so while you wouldn't see the big red plunger like on Qantas, you'd expect at least a decent-tasting 3-in-1 to be available.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 376
Everyone I know says the fresh-made coffee in SQ's premium cabins are great.
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