Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee, Italian, 3-Count Packets (Pack of 6)
- Ready to Brew - Just add Hot Water
- 100% Arabica
- Dark Roast - fuller body robust coffee with bold flavors
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Flavor: Italian Roast | Size: 18 Count
Add hot water, let coffee brew 10 seconds, stir and enjoy
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Top Customer Reviews
Drinking caffeine hot is a sin. Except for hot chocolate, that's okay as it's not considered a hot drink. Diet Coke is okay too because it's served cold and because a local Utah institution said so. Let's so some math.
Caffeine content by beverage:
Coffee brewed - 8oz = 147mg avg.
The "good" Rockstar - 16oz = 240mg
5 Hour Energy - 2oz = 200mg
Black Tea - 8oz = 42mg
Diet Coke - 12oz = 45mg
Green Tea - 8oz = 15mg
Hot Chocolate - 6oz = 10mg
The math shows that the temperature at which you consume your caffeine determines the level of sinner you are. Never mind all those chemicals in diet colas, your body is a temple and has ways of getting rid of that garbage for only 10% of your income. Also, it would be extremely hard to detox everyone in Utah off of Diet Coke - it has somewhat of a cult following around here.
So yes 5 stars to Starbucks VIA Columbia instant coffee. It's by far the best coffee on the market... I think.
The funny thing about expiration dates is that for something like this, it honestly doesn't matter. I've gotten batches that are expired (for cheaper) and the taste is the same great amazing taste as it was when it was well within the "Best Until" range. Yes, I have taken two packs, one expired and one not expired, and they both are the same delicious taste.
The reality is that expiration dates are a wonderful tool that make people throw perfectly fine food and go out and buy more. Especially with dairy products: If it's a few days over, most people will toss out cartons of perfectly good milk or eggs that could keep for another five weeks, which keeps people buying it more frequently. The fact is, if you would drink it without knowing the expiration date is past (it doesn't smell or look bad) then it's not only safe to eat, but a waste to toss.
This isn't true for drugs, however. If your medicine says it's expired, it's expired. Also, condoms. Those do lose integrity over time.
So, this is a product that intentionally has a very short shelf-life because it makes ridiculous people go, "Oh, no, instead of getting it cheaper online and in bulk, I'll just buy a lot of more expensive smaller packs for more money." Starbucks enjoys charging their consumers for their instant coffee like it's magical pixie dust, and the only way they can stop people from buying it from other cheaper sources is to give it a tiny shelf-life. Look at some of the other reviews, here. It's working!
I work in a place that has poorly serviced coffee "dispensing machines." They are fun in that you never know what will come out in a day-to-day basis. Some time just your coins back. A few people have illicit electric coffee pots, others use a French press, and still others sneak out for the real thing.
Now that I discovered the Colombian Via. I have to defend my cup from all those noses that circle my cup. I know there are directions on the pack; however, I now have my own ritual. Clean cup, fill 2/3rds filtered water. 90 seconds in the microwave. Shake contents to bottom of pack. Rip the whole top off the pack with teeth. Pour pack in coup and watch sizzle. Stir for a few seconds. Add a tad of ice. Hope I can make it back to my desk before the cup empties.
I was never a fan of reconstituted coffee however I think it is the addition of the micro-ground coffee that adds the edge necessary.
In any event you owe it to yourself to try it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hate Starbucks and never go there for my coffee. However, their via product is by far the best instant coffee option on the market. Read morePublished 1 day ago by nola sox
Working from home for a few months and it was great to have great coffee in an instant. We also take these camping. This large container is terrific. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kate
Very good coffee; a bit difficult to open for older arthritic fingers; too expensive; very good for what it is (instant) but not in the same league as at the drive through.Published 5 days ago by Robert H. Gale
I must drink decaf. I search for decaf coffee that is so good, it tastes like it's caffeinated and brewed. This product is exactly what I wanted. Read morePublished 6 days ago by P. Schneider
The convenience of these packets, each making an 8 ounce cup of drinkable (instant) coffee makes them worthwhile, especially as compared to some other brands that only make a 6... Read morePublished 8 days ago by RdgJr near NYC
I am unable to drink caffeinated coffee and often travel to parts of the world where decaf is sneered at. I have bought many boxes of this delicious stuff. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mamaiguana