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Maia Jordan
(maia) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/13/2014 18:07:13 MDT Print View

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Jiva Coffee Cubes

icefest From Australia
(icefest)
Jiva Coffee on 05/14/2014 07:38:18 MDT Print View

This sounds quite like instant coffee with sugar. Artisan instant, but still instant.

Spyros Fykas
(lightgear) - M

Locale: Europe
Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 10:27:52 MDT Print View

Too much pre-processing, in my opinion. In the end, we will be fed with food cubes:
1 cube food for salad and 1 cube food for main course.
I just don't like it. Too robotic.
I prefer to see real coffee and, if possible, real coffee beans. And of course, eat real food. Thank you for the review.

Edited by lightgear on 05/14/2014 10:28:53 MDT.

Koen Derks
(Pantalaimon) - M

Locale: Netherlands/Norway
Relation to BPL on 05/14/2014 12:19:49 MDT Print View

What about BPL related use?
Website says one cube weigths .5 oz right?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
UL BPL coffee on 05/14/2014 12:37:17 MDT Print View

OK, so each cube weighs .5 oz., and it takes 2 cubes (1.0 oz.) to make a real cup of joe, right? That same ounce will get you 7 packs of Starbucks Via, and they don't have that foo-foo sweet stuff in them.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Author Preference on 05/14/2014 16:40:48 MDT Print View

All comments noted, no problem.
Fwiiw, I drink filtered (ie real) Espresso-blend ground coffee, black, no sugar. Even out back.

Cheers
Edited to clarify what I meant by 'Espresso', and to spell it correctly. :-)

Edited by rcaffin on 05/14/2014 22:10:50 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Author Preference on 05/14/2014 16:45:22 MDT Print View

"Fwiiw, I drink filtered (ie real) Expresso, black, no sugar. Even out back."

You haul an espresso machine out there to get the required 10 bar (135 psi) pressure?

Edited by greg23 on 05/14/2014 16:47:44 MDT.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Re: Author Preference on 05/14/2014 17:50:49 MDT Print View

Thanks for the review. Looks like Starbucks Via is still the only way to get a decent cup of black coffee without going as far as cowboy coffee.

I'll pass this on to my wife. She like the sweet stuff. I just don't care for any sweetener at all.

Michael Gonzales
(dynomo01) - MLife

Locale: Southeast
Nice Try Jiva on 05/14/2014 17:54:02 MDT Print View

Thanks for the review. Nice to know that others prefer coffee for the pure taste of coffee not additives. The Jiva coffee cubes will not be in my backpack.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Nice Try Jiva on 05/14/2014 19:59:33 MDT Print View

I was hoping that a block of coffee flavored sugar would at least boast some decent calories as a silver lining but alas, only 30 calories.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Nice Try Jiva on 05/14/2014 20:42:35 MDT Print View

"I was hoping that a block of coffee flavored sugar would at least boast some decent calories as a silver lining but alas, only 30 calories."

Try to look at the bright side. Those 30 calories will support the metabolism of ~65 calories of body fat(7 grams). ;0)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 20:58:43 MDT Print View

Good, just what the marketplace needs. Another mediocre instant coffee with a gimmick.

Like coffee? Here's a read.

A Beautiful Cup

We use to get articles like that one all the time.

@ Roger Since this product is of no real interest to you, why the review?

Edited by kthompson on 05/14/2014 21:01:10 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 21:06:49 MDT Print View

"@ Roger Since this product is of no real interest to you, why the review?"

My humble guess is that he thought it might be of interest to others on this site - and I'll bet it is (though not me, I'm a black, no sugar coffee guy myself).

It's easy to forget, but I believe there's a large (relatively) population of folks who visit this site who are not exceptionally weight conscious (I'd be one of those) and who like sweet coffee. They just don't post. Big lurker population, I think.

Edit to add: oh, and they were free..... :-)

Edited by idester on 05/14/2014 21:07:19 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 21:10:01 MDT Print View

Why would anyone go and ruin a coffee with sugar?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 21:15:19 MDT Print View

Lurkers. Oh yeah, them.

Carry on.

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: London, UK
Re: Re: Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 21:19:48 MDT Print View

I believe the CEO of Starbucks is on record that his business didn't take off until they started selling "milk shake" coffee flavored drinks like the Crappachino.

Edited by rmjapan on 05/14/2014 21:20:39 MDT.

Philip Tschersich
(Philip.AK) - F

Locale: Kodiak Alaska
Re: Author Preference on 05/14/2014 21:21:58 MDT Print View

"Fwiiw, I drink filtered (ie real) Expresso, black, no sugar. Even out back."

I call BS. Anyone who actually gives a poo about real coffee would call it espresso, not "expresso".

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Expresso on 05/14/2014 21:36:15 MDT Print View

I thought it was Australian slang.

Edited by kthompson on 05/14/2014 21:36:55 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: why the review on 05/14/2014 22:13:22 MDT Print View

Why? Doug I has it right. I thought some readers might be interested.
Oh - and spelling corrected. :-}

Cheers

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re: Jiva Coffee Cubes on 05/14/2014 23:44:25 MDT Print View

While I am normally a black coffee drinker, the best coffee I ever drank was a sweetened coffee in South America. If this coffee is anything like that, I'll be one happy hiker.

Jiva ordered.