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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

The perfect backcountry cuppa maximizes convenience and taste.

Brand: Starbucks

Model: VIA Ready Brew


Even coffee snobs have trouble justifying fancy presses and fresh grounds on winter trips. You’re already loaded up with extra gear, and mornings are cold—you just want a hot cup of coffee, fast. We used to settle for instant swill, but that changed six years ago, when Starbucks introduced VIA packets. From these tiny sleeves come a robust cup of coffee—and the taste-to-effort ratio is as good as there is to be had in the backcountry. Our mornings have never been the same. Comes in pack of 12.

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