Not just any coffee, he brought a few packs of Starbucks new VIA coffee. "This is not instant coffee as you know it. This is rich, flavorful Starbucks® coffee in an instant."
Since moving to the U.K., I have rarely had a good cup of coffee. I LOVE this coffee. My hubby gave me this gift in the morning as I was about to make a cup of coffee. I promptly made myself a cup of VIA instead. Amazing! Drifting from my cup was the smell of Starbucks coffee. I cautiously took a sip and almost melted. This was like drinking a coffee straight from the local Starbucks, but instant ... just add water.
Instead of being freeze-dried, not-at-all-coffee-like instant coffee, for VIA they "microgrind the coffee in a way that preserves all of their essential oils and flavor." This finely ground coffee dissolves in the hot water and tastes like a freshly brewed cup of wonderful coffee. I have tried the regular Columbia and the decaf Italian Roast. Both are terrific!
The only downside is the price. On my new, much tighter budget, I can't bring myself to spend 50p (about 75 cents) every day on a cup of this. But it is still much less than running to Starbucks every mornings, and reserving it for those I-really-need-a-good-cup-of-coffee mornings just makes it taste that much better.
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