I didn't like it!! I thought it was too bitter. Now if they can come up with an instant Latte or something that tastes like their French Vanilla coffee's then they have something going for them.
I didn't find the Via to taste any better than Nescafe. Would not recomend
Much prefer to brew a fresh pot of coffee or brew an individual cup
I find Via slightly more satisfying than Nescafe, although a bit weaker than a brewed cup o' Joe. That said, it's handy for traveling, and convenient late morning when I just want ONE MORE cup but don't want to brew a whole pot.
Better than any instant I've tried. Still tastes instant. I found the Italian the best of the Via. Will do in a pinch but I prefer brewed.
Perfect for people on the go. Not as great as actual pot made coffee but doesn't lack that much on taste. Decently priced and with the different varieties it comes in, is great for any coffee drinker.
These are lifesavers. When I find myself in a situation where I have no access to coffee (GASP!) I can pop one of these in hot water and wah lah! Coffee. Surprisingly good coffee too! especially for instant.
I've had a few of these, they are decent for instant coffee! I still prefer the actual pot of coffee, but this will definitely pass the test when pressed!
Taste great for an instant coffee it is really nice to have when traveling and i will buy it for that purpose.
I cannot remember which flavor I like of these, but there is only one. The others are just a bit off to me. They are much more like a brewed coffee than other instant brands, which I appreciate. I still have trouble paying this much for instant coffee though, especially since you can get straight brewed coffee from a cafe so cheaply.
The Starbucks Via Ready Brew Bold was very good. It mixed in readily when I made a cold mocha type dairy beverage with it. Many instant coffees will not mix well in cold milk. The coffee flavor was in-your-face full-on strong! It didn't taste bitter to me, but I don't drink coffee straight. I always use instant coffee to make cold mocha. I really liked the Via Ready Brew, and headed to the supermarket with the $1 coupon included with the sample. However, upon seeing the high price for the Starbucks Via, I decided Nescafe instant will work just fine for less than 1/3 the price. I would recommend Starbucks Via for the quality, taste, and convenience to friends and family, but I would warn them about the sticker shock price.
i got a sample of this in the mail a few month and i really liked it. Then i saw the price when i looked at at getting some for my desk at work or at home. Wow. out of my budget! Plust the sticks are small like other brands. You need at least two to make a cup of coffee. Not sure how many just drink 6oz. But if i had a decent coupon i would get some.
I always take this along on a trip, that way I have access to a great cup of coffee no matter where I am.
It doesnt taste like instant coffee which is great, but it is too bitter, but I guess if its bold, its bitter.
Excellent taste, smooth quick and simple, I try Starbucks Ready Brew instant coffee packs and they were just simply delicious. And I have been buying Starbucks instant coffee packs for the last two-month now. They are rich in flavor. They taste like the coffee has been fresh brewed. There is no aftertaste. It is not bitter. It makes a delicious cup of coffee every time because it is premeasured. I have one little concern about this product and that it is a bit pricey but other than that it is delicious.