boiling water?

a friend advises not to make instant coffee with boiling water,but to let
the kettle stand 4 to5 minutes first.anyone advise?
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I would advise you not to make instant coffee :-). When I have made instant coffee, I haven't noticed the difference between using boiling water and using water which has cooled a little. But I think it does make a difference with real coffee.
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Christopher Tidy
Coffee extracts best at about 190-200 degrees fahrenheit. Boiling water on the stove in a pot requires about a 30-second wait for my french press. My espresso machine is set at about 205. I dunno how long an enclosed tea kettle needs to wait, but surely it's ready sooner than 4-5 minutes.
Instant coffee sucks.
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