Jul 26, 2018 at 3:31 am #3548422. .BPL Member
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
Coffee snobs and enjoyers, behold:
This company is producing excellent instant coffee:
There are a handful of others also, but this one I can vouch for.
No affiliation, just elation for a lighter option than hand grinder + pourover kit for the trail and business travel in coffee deserts (i.e. even parts of the greater Seattle area).
Been a while since posting – too busy walking and doing stuff. Hope all are well here!Jul 26, 2018 at 11:53 am #3548450Adam HolbrookBPL Member
@pharmerLocale: SW Ohio
$3-$4.00 a cup possibly more with shipping or did I look at that wrong? I’ll have to pass on that as trail coffee. I guess I’m cheap I think Via is on the high side, but in small quantities for short trips it’s not terrible. I appreciate a good cup, but I’ll pay a weight penalty before I pay those prices for a cup.Jul 26, 2018 at 12:04 pm #3548452JCHBPL Member
What Adam said…
~$3 per “serving” (not including shipping) and recommended 8 oz of water means I’m looking at $6+ each morning as 16oz is the min amount of coffee acceptable. I’m betting it does taste great…if it doesn’t they’ll be out of business very quickly…but I’m dubious as to whether it is 3x better than Via.
However, I would pay $3 to try it…once.Jul 26, 2018 at 12:12 pm #3548456Adam HolbrookBPL Member
@pharmerLocale: SW Ohio
Yea, I’d love to try a cup as well. I love coffee as much as anyone. I’m just not going to spend $20+ dollars to try it.Jul 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm #3548466MJ HBPL Member
I know I don’t love coffee as much as anyone, because I know people who will spend $20+ to try a recommended coffee. I use Via when hiking. It’s fine, especially compared to the hassle of dealing with coffee grounds.Jul 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm #3548478Kevin BabioneBPL Member
I live in Lancaster, PA and looked for where they were located and couldn’t find an address anywhere. They do list a coffee shop I’ve been to as a “Collaborator” so they might know. I’ll ask the next time I’m in there.Jul 31, 2018 at 5:36 am #3549142. .BPL Member
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
Caffeine content is higher in lighter roasts (vs. pummeled-burnt S***bucks), so the single may just work for you. It is certainly about the enjoyment and savoring the morning to boost you beyond chemically.Jul 31, 2018 at 6:14 am #3549149
Thanks for the tip. Haven’t seen you around in quite awhile, glad you’re out and about doing the things you enjoy.
Just ordered a couple of the coffees, looking forward to trying them out.Aug 17, 2018 at 6:02 am #3551708Earl GBPL Member
Interesting! I’m with JCH, I’d try it once at $3 for curiosity’s sake, but not willing to buy six at once. I do see people spending $3+ on black coffee in coffee shops, so if it were just as good or better, then the pricing is spot on.
I don’t drink my coffee black, but instead prefer to douse it in dairy & sugar :-D so the subtleties are usually lost on me.
I discovered Trader Joe’s sells packets of instant coffee/sugar/creamer. 13-14g per packet (empty packet weighs less than 0.5g), 50 calories, makes a 6oz cup. It’s the first time I’ve seen the creamer mixed in. Saves me 19-24g per serving in creamer cups + sweetner packets, woot!Aug 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm #3551757Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
$3-$4.00 a cup possibly more with shipping or did I look at that wrong? I’ll have to pass on that as trail coffee. I guess I’m cheap I think Via is on the high side, but in small quantities for short trips it’s not terrible. I appreciate a good cup, but I’ll pay a weight penalty before I pay those prices for a cup.
I’m really cheap. I buy Nestle Clasico in the big jar when it is on sale. Pretty inexpensive per cup, about 5 cents per cup. No way I would buy this coffee.
I get why some people would be willing to buy a premium for the Swift Cup coffee. Maybe it isn’t an extravagance at all, but just a personal reward. Many of us probably have our own extravagant purchases that others would just shake their heads and wonder why we “waste” our money.
So if one is truly a coffee lover, why not try it out?Aug 19, 2018 at 2:55 am #3552000Tom KBPL Member
“So if one is truly a coffee lover, why not try it out?”
Indeed. I did, and couldn’t even finish a cup of the stuff. But, as a crusty old BPL curmudgeon recently observed over in CHAFF: De gustibus non est disputandum. ;0))Aug 19, 2018 at 3:44 am #3552004
I’ve tried three different kinds of them now, the El Salvador and the Burundi, and when I ordered them, they sent a free packet of the Columbian as well. Enjoyed all of them. But I’m not much of a coffee snob/connoisseur.Aug 19, 2018 at 5:47 am #3552024Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
This is like a rain jacket debate, breathable or waterproof, pick one.
Good or instant, pick one.
Of course coffee pays my rent so I am biased. But also right®️.Aug 19, 2018 at 5:50 am #3552025
Hey, you can have good and instant. Isn’t that what viagra is all about?Aug 31, 2018 at 12:44 pm #3553999MikekiMBPL Member
@mikekimLocale: Somewhere East of Montauk
$3 a cup after shipping? I can’t taste good enough to warrant that..
I just finished a cup of G7 Viet three-in-one instant and that works for me. $0.19 a cup. Buy the bag of 100 servings on Amazon Prime for $19. Done.Dec 25, 2018 at 11:49 pm #3570066Diane “Piper” SoiniBPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
One time I was car camping so I bought some really good fresh coffee and ground it in the store. In camp, I made cowboy coffee. I went to pour it in my cup and it appeared I poured the grounds into my cup because there weren’t any in my cook pot, so I took care as I got close to the bottom not to drink any of the grounds. I got closer and closer to the bottom but no grounds. I had ground the coffee so fine that there were no grounds at all. It never tasted gritty or bad. I learned from that experience that it’s possible you can save yourself all of the worry about on-trail coffee by setting the in-store grinder on the finest setting and grinding the hell out of your beans.
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