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4.10 / 5 (10 reviews)

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Steve Martell
( Steve )

Eastern Washington
STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast on 11/22/2009 10:01:54 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Sorry Java Juice but for a fast & easy cup of coffee this stuff is now at the top of my list.

Pros: Small lightweight packets, great flavor compared to all the other instants I've tried.

Cons: Not cheap--12 pack box is about $9. Great taste--may cause coffee addiction.

12/06: Update: Tried a free sample of their Colombia at Costco--changed my Italian Roast rating from 5 to 4 and would give a "5" to the Colombia. The Italian is a bit strong compared to the smoother tasting Colombia.

Edited by Steve on 10/15/2013 18:46:03 MDT.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Starbucks Via priced at: $3.99
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David Chenault
( DaveC - M )

Crown of the Continent
excellent camp coffee on 07/27/2010 14:17:58 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better?

It not being so darn expen$ive.

Mike M
( mtwarden )

good, but spendy on 08/25/2010 19:39:50 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I've not found a better tasting instant coffee, would give it a higher mark if it wasn't so costly

Duane Hall
( PKH - M )

Nova Scotia
Good but very expensive on 08/28/2010 01:32:51 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I'll just chime in with my agreement. I never would have imagined that I would consider instant coffee, but this stuff is very good. The price however, takes some of the joy out of the brew.

Tim Zen
( asdzxc57 )

Overpriced on 08/31/2010 13:46:14 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

Try Nescafe Clasico -- 98 cents for 8 packets. Gets the job done.

Mathias Anderson
( runnermatt14 )
Not cheap, but perfect for camping on 09/02/2010 08:50:32 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Other than the rather high price, I'm a big fan. The coffee quality is so much better than the typical instant coffee. And the packaging is really convenient.

Scott Toraason
( kimot2 )
Awesome Possum on 09/02/2010 11:41:39 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Great stuff and just a step below real Starbucks but in the mountains I don’t know the difference; real easy to fix at:

Andrew King
( drewboy )

It's the real deal on 09/06/2010 08:45:56 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Oh yeah, as soon as Via came out my Java Juice went bye bye and this makes it in my pack on every trip. I purchase in volume of 48 to get the price break. A nice strong and flavorful cup of coffee to get me going in the morning.

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Peter S
( prse )

Great on 01/21/2013 03:09:02 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

The second best instant coffee i have tasted yet.

Strong dark taste, no bitterness.

Starbucks VIA Columbia gets 1 star more

Edited by prse on 01/21/2013 03:16:10 MST.

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Kenda Willey
( sonderlehrer )
Starbucks Via on 10/11/2013 23:01:07 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Discovered them a couple of years ago, and take them along on every camping trip. Yes, they're expensive, therefore the 4 (instead of 5)! I've tried the Italian, the Attribute, the Pumpkin flavor, and maybe a couple of others. After reading this thread, I'll have to try the Columbia!

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