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STARBUCKS® Colombia Balanced & Nutty VIA® Instant

BY STARBUCKS #10 in Coffee Beans & Instant Coffee

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.32 / 5 based on 1,039 Reviews

Product Description

A smooth coffee with a signature nutty flavor.

Description

We’ve always loved coffee from Colombia. And we’re never reminded of that love more than when we are traveling to visit the coffee farms. Driving treacherous dirt roads with only a sheer mountain wall to the right side—to the left nothing but air for thousands of feet. Sitting at 6,500 feet of elevation, nestled among the beautiful and distinctive Colombian countryside, these farms produce the very best of this amazing coffee. For us the round body, juicy taste and signature nutty finish are worth the journey every single time.

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STARBUCKS® Colombia Balanced & Nutty VIA® Instant
STARBUCKS® Colombia Balanced & Nutty VIA® Instant
Reviews (1039)
Q&A (24)
Media (17)
REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "Theyre super simple I just used left over hot water my sister would boil and ta-dah coffee is done!" in 5 reviews
Kimberly M.
Los Angeles, CA
163 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 2
My classmate recommended this to me since I am a frequent coffee drinker! I literally drink coffee everyday, actually lol! I just started school and saving money is such a luxury for me. I am a fan of instant coffee when I'm on the go. I picked up the vanilla latte flavor at Target and believe it was almost 7-8 dollars for 5 packs. The pricepoint is pretty high for the amount you're receiving. 5 packs? No thanks, I'll stick to my 30 pack of Nescafe instant coffee that costs only $10. However, the amount of coffee in each pack is A LOT. I feel you can heat up 12oz of water without it being too diluted. The flavor was decent. Least to say... this was NOT my cup of coffee!
Nikki H.
Elkhart , IN
88 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
These little packets are life savers! I’m on the go a lot, and these are a must for the traveling life. I have bought them at Starbucks, online, and at grocery stores. As I have come to expect from Starbucks, these little packets have a lot of strength to them. When I need a quick energy boost, I use the whole tube in my travel mug. For those days I want a little less strength to my coffee (or when I want to make the precious packets stretch out just a little), I use half and it’s just right. Whenever I see a deal on these, I stock up to make sure I always have a few on hand!
Jenny K.
Bethesda, MD
39 reviews
Love keeping this in my camping/travelling equipment. Tastes great, but it loses a star for price. I don't think it tastes THAT much better than your standard nescafe or fogler's instant mixes, at least not enough to be worth the Starbucks brand markup. Packaging is very convenient however, convincing me to buy limited quantities for those occasions when i just wanna have one handy in my bag or luggage. 
Yasmen W.
Kissimmee, FL
21 reviews
Sometimes I am running a little late for work and don't have time to stop by a Starbucks (I know, tragic) but that's where these guys come in! Super convenient and quick to make, tastes exactly like it would at the Starbucks store. I also like to travel with these, if you're a true coffee lover you know that coffee at the hotel is going to taste like water, make sure you have some of these on hand :) 
Emily M.
kirkland, WA
515 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 2
I'm not a huge fan of instant coffee or darker roasts, but when I ran out of coffee and asked my neighbor for some, these were all she had. I was HOOKED!!!!! I've tried so many different instant coffees and they ALL tasted so fake and gross. These vias are amazing!!!! Especially the Colombian roast, which is funny because I usually can't stand the darker roasts, but I would definitely recommend these!!!!! They are a little more pricey but you can get awesome deals on them if you buy them at Costco or same club. Overall though, Great taste,so quick and easy and I love them!!
Barbara M.
Alexandria
6 reviews
It is a good pick me up brew.  I have used several times as an alternative to brewed coffee.  For an instant coffee it has a good flavor.  It is quick and easy to make an does save time.  It is affordable and I have several in my desk at work.  I probably would purchase again.
Mary Katherine P.
State Univ, AR
682 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 3
I am not exactly a fan of this coffee or hardly any instant coffee. It doesn't taste as fresh or have as good of a flavor as a fresh brew. It is not terrible and it is super easy. Plus I love the cute little packages that are easy to store anywhere. It mixes well with creamer, milk, or/or sugar. 
ashlee p.
317 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
Starbucks via Colombian is the best on the go coffee that will keep you Buzzin for hours at a time. It has great flavor is super convenient and relatively affordable especially when compared with other Starbucks drinks I recommend this to all my classmates especially during finals week
AMELIA S.
New York, NY
3 reviews
Not as good as a fresh brewed cup, but the flavor comes pretty close. I like the ease of use that comes with packets, but if you aren't using the perfect amount of water they can be too strong or really watered down. Dissolved pretty well, which can be tricky with some brands.
Rashonda S.
Raleigh, NC
77 reviews
Starbucks did a great job with Via. It’s not made of coffee crystals, it’s 100% micro-ground high quality coffee beans. It will dissolve in just about anything, including ice water (for an iced coffee), cold milk, frosting (for coffee flavored desserts!!) I’ve baked with it (cakes, brownies!) Taken it to music festivals (just dump a packet into a bottle of water and chug it and go back to dancing). I even drunkenly put a packet into a beer on New Years Eve to stay awake. That did not taste very good. It would probably taste great in a stout or porter though!
Brittany B.
Buffalo, MN
127 reviews
How do you like your coffee? Do you mix your coffee with anything else?
Elisa S.
San Diego, CA
26 reviews
Iced or hot? & What is your favorite flavor?
Kelsey L.
29 reviews
How does this stuff work? You just stir it in hot water or?
Karly W.
60 reviews
I've never tried these are they good? i really want to try but don't know if they're good
Amy W.
Mount Ulla, NC
33 reviews
Does this Starbucks instant coffee taste bitter? I'm not a fan of instant coffees but would like to try this if it's truly coffee tasting.

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