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I brought the Colombia and Italian Roast on my 28-day hike on JMT. I had it every morning! I personally think it was adequate instant coffee for a cheap price to have every day on the trail. Small packaging doesn't take up too much space in the bear canister. I mixed mine with Carnation Instant Breakfast (vanilla and chocolate) for more nutrients in the morning. It tasted great! With multiple flavors to choose from, this instant coffee is a great choice. Easy to use. Just add water. You can mix… Full review
The Kuju Starter Pack offers one sample of the brand's six different coffees and an enameled stainless steel mug. These are pour-over coffees that do not require any apparatus: simply tear open, perch on a cup, and pour the hot water through the grounds. Six coffees cover most tastes; the mug offers a nostalgic touch. A useful starter kit to explore one's tastes, and an ingenious option for coffee lovers craving a better brew in the wilderness. Kuju's clever pour-over design It is my personal… Full review
This is a medium blend coffee with NON-dairy coconut creamer added to give a few calories and ease to make creamed coffee. I wanted to see of it lived up to its hype of instant coffee that actually tastes good. So with the saying "instant coffee that actually tastes good" I had to purchase this coffee. I've been using instant coffee for trips now for over 10 years. I wanted to give a look at the coffee world like I do in my normal household. This coffee has the cream already added so that cuts… Full review
What a pleasant surprise from someone who used to pack a small coffee pot, Folgers tea-type bags, and instant powder in earlier times. About 10 years ago on a backpacking trip here in Colorado, the friend who I took to a very remote area happened to have VIA packets (in addition to eggs and bacon in the morning:), I was just amazed at the taste at 11,000 feet. Now a part of my trips and even used a few times on car camps. Great product, if something is even better...will certainly consider as a… Full review
CS Instant coffee is competitive with products like Starbucks Via and Alpine Start instant coffee. It's growing in popularity because it's rich in flavor and simple to brew. Featuring compostable packaging and arabica coffee, it's the perfect companion for any backcountry experience. Life is hard for backcountry goers who are also coffee fanatics. There aren't many coffee options that are efficient for backcountry use. No one wants to pack out a bunch of coffee grounds. And most instant coffee brands… Full review
Camp coffee is required for my mornings. I usually do a pour over when car camping or instant coffee when backpacking. Nature's Kettle is an alternative that produced a good cup of coffee with a straightforward brewing process I received the Nature's Kettle coffee from another site in return for an honest review. The brewing process was straightforward. Put the coffee pack in the top, add hot water and let steep. I needed to pour the coffee through a second time to get the strength I wanted. The… Full review
Great coffee, clunky process. As a member of another website, I am sometimes given products to test in exchange for a review. This time it’s something that I always start my day with, wherever I am. Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a lightweight and reusable coffee brewing system suitable for a variety of situations. What I like about this product: The coffee is tasty and NCK offers a variety of blends. I prefer the Columbian and French Roast—the darker blends have a richer flavor. The kettle takes… Full review
Camp coffee is a staple of almost every backpacker. We try and find the most compact but useful gear to bring that perfect cup of Joe on the trail with us. Nature's Coffee Kettle has taken all the guesswork and expense out of getting that perfectly filtered cup of coffee, or four, on the trail and they've also taken out the weight of fancy coffee equipment. Our first morning waking up on the trail was made all the better by our camp coffee. Received for free as compensation for reviewing we tried… Full review
Excellent, easy to use. The VIA packs are perfect for backcountry coffee. Tiny packaging—simply add to hot water, stir, and enjoy. Not a ton I can say other than it's good and much appreciated on a cold morning. Full review