If I can heat water, I use Via. Tastes great in the woods :)
For fast and light, I take Dark Chocolate covered Espresso Beans!
- Dual purpose (caffeine AND energy boost)
- No waiting
- Eat while hiking
- Depending on the brand you get (I like Trader Joe's) can get gummy in the heat.
Honestly...if you can get over not having that gorgeous hot liquid in the morning, they may actually be better than coffee.