I got some of this at Wal Mart. It's ok but it still has that 'instant' taste. I'm going to try out Java Juice when I can find some.
Just tried it this weekend. Coming from a coffee lover who knows how horrible the old Folgers Crystals were this isn't half bad. I've carried drip coffee that I self vacuum sealed into individual servings and used with a Press-Bot on my Nalgene lid and that's nice too.
Looks like something Ill have to try. Mad love for the Outward Bound mug there...
I did a tasted Via versus fresh Peets drip
last summer in Yosemite. While the Via
had a nice aroma, it was missing the coffee
"middle" flavor and ending. Unfortunately
didn't make the cut. I'll experiment with
coffee bags ( like tea bags ) instead.
Do you have to go through all the trouble to make a video just for an instant coffee? It feels like an infomercial! Don't you have a more serious gear to review?
I sure like this stuff, even if it's pricey. H drank it at night and probably shouldn't have. Didn't sleep well. Here's my video I submitted in the Starbucks competition when they release the Via product:
The backpack having weighed 60 lbs. (had to provide for my Choc. Labby, too!) the VIA was not only delicious, but it saved carrying the extra weight of the coffee-maker! Thanks Backpacker for recommending VIA (didn't even know it EXISTED before). Incidentally, the special sox with individual TOES work wonderfully for prevention of blisters (even when wet).
The reactions of Steve and the other testers weren't very enticing. I'm having my suspicions about VIA especially after Steve's comment on putting "...three of these in one cup, put some hot chocolate in it..." Truth is, it's tough to get a good cup'o'Joe in the backcountry if you have to carry all your gear on your back. I'll try it! ;)
Even charbucks instant still doesn't have as much caffeine as brewed coffee. I fill my own teabags with fresh ground coffee before a trip and steep in my cup.
I am not usually a Starbucks fan but I really like the VIA! It is going to be my backpacking staple from here on out.
Decaf is now available in Canada!
Very tasty for instant but doesn't hold a torch to fresh ground. I'm picky about my coffee so I'll keep grinding Peet's and packing it in.
Where can i get it? i would love to get some of tha stuff!
Via is great! In hot water, iced, or adding it to milk for an on the go latte! I've used it on numerous camping trips, on planes, and resorts where the coffee is just not up to standard!
That Via coffee is astoundingly good for instant. I keep it in my office all the time.
woooooo the best coffee ever
66 cents per pack at costco (i think it's a 30 pack for $20)
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