Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
Strong Coffee anytime, anywhere
Without doing illegal drugs, running 411 requires that you need to be a caffeine addict – at least for me. In the past year or so, I’ve reversed my previous hatred for Starbucks (because I quit the artificial sweetener) – and now hit them up several times a week when I’m in need of a late-night boost.
I’ve noticed them promoting this new VIA Ready Brew – and got a chance to sample it last night. It’s basically a little pack of “micro ground” coffee that you can put in any 8oz. of water (hot or cold).
I have to say it’s a pretty close match to a fresh brewed cup of coffee – was quite impressed. Costs $3 for a 3-pack, and $10 for a 12-pack. A bit costly, but still cheaper per ounce than hot coffee (yeah, because you’re not getting a cup & lid). I’d consider buying these if I could get a 100-pack for around $39 or so.
Give it a try and see for yourself!