Box needs to have description if the contents and what they are. Not clear dark vs light. Had to go to website. Very good coffee for sure but still not same as fresh brewed. Close. Will work for my distance backpacking.
I have purchased this pack twice for my boyfriend. He raves about the taste being like brewed coffee. Will continue to purchase when it is available.
Wasn’t the most flavorful experience but maybe I chose the wrong one? Also the price was high
Tasty. $2.50 per packet tasty? No instant coffee is that tasty.
Definitely the best instant coffee I've tried by a pretty large margin!
Great way to get a quick, tasty cup of coffee before starting a powder day at Telluride!
Tasted like dog doodoo. And they charges sales tax on it? It's food for home consumption, not taxable...
Variety pack is the best way to sample all their offerings. Then pick your favorite. I'm still sampling but I think I found my "goldilocks" instant brew...
Love the smell and the packing
Ann Marie S.
I will never drink hotel coffee again. This instant is delicious!
Love It! Initially, I just bought them for camping but because the taste is great and convenient I use them when I am not camping as well.
Best instant coffee around! I am a full time mountain guide, so I have drank all kinds of instant coffee all over the world. First Ascent instant tastes great and mixes super easily, I love the variety pack so I can mix up the roasts. I also love that it will mix with cold water for fast mornings or for a quick caffeine boost on long days.
These tasty morning treats keep us going all Alpine season. LOVE THIS COFFEE!
I LOVE this coffee! I use to pack my French press so I could wake up to delicious coffee. Now I don’t have to! Plus, the variety allows me to share it with my peeps when we’re out on the trails.
Had a cup of Dawn Patrol to start my sunrise hike to Delicate Arch. Perfect start to the morning!
I love the Guatemala best of this set as my second morning cup, but then I also love the First Dawn and the Hero Day. And Ethiopia in the afternoon if I'm being honest. Pro tip: measure 8 fl oz in your vessel of choice and make a mental note of that line before hitting the great outdoors. I thought my mug was smaller, so my ratio of water to bean crystals was off. Still tasty though!
Best instant coffee I’ve ever tasted
Instant coffee at its best! Tastes like getting a fresh cup from the shop and or making a fresh cup from beans. Highly recommend!
Best instant coffee ever! Love the packaging so I can take the great taste on trips!
My husband thinks your instant coffee is the best he’s ever had. At home he drinks Americano and always misses good coffee when we travel. With First Ascent his likes his morning coffee again when we’re away from our machines.
Tastes like craft coffee, hard to believe it’s instant. Thanks!
How on earth did First Ascent manage to create a product that tastes like I made it in my Aeropress?? Quite frankly, this is light years ahead of any other dehydrated coffee on the market and swings way above its weight class in terms of taste and quality. Whether backpacking or headed into outer space, bring this coffee with you - you won't be disappointed!
Great choice from small company.
Great coffee - perfect for those chilly mornings getting the chickens up!
Not bad at all! I am used to grinding my own beans or use ground coffee but these are pretty good! I have tried the Dawn Patrol Blend so far and the coffee smell is strong and has quite a bit of caffeine. The initial whiff after adding to water smells like other, much more common instant coffee but the taste is remarkably different! Can't wait to try the other ones in the sampler set!
Great stocking stuffer for the adventurers in the family
We like all of the selections but the Dawn Patrol is our favorite!
I tried the Ethiopia and Dawn Patrol Blend and liked them both. One of them, may have been the Ethiopia was slightly stronger than the blend. Good products.
I LOVE coffee and don't skimp on quality, hence my love of First Ascent! The Hero Day and Ethiopia blends have made it into my climbing pack now for each day out to give me an extra boost. I love this coffee! - Tracy W. Carbondale, CO
Best instant ever
my absolute favorite instant coffee!
First Ascent is our first choice! As a wilderness outfitter, we send the coffee packets on our trips and it is always a crowd pleaser, especially those coffee snobs! It's a great company to work with and they shipped directly to us. Will definitely be ordering from them again, and again, and again, and again...
I can't say enough great things. The instant coffee is so good. I've had a subscription for a few months and drink it every day, whether I'm in the office or the backcountry. I never thought I'd be a coffee subscription guy until I tried First Ascent! The instant coffee is seriously better than half the boutique coffee shops in my city.
Love this cup of coffee. Honestly, I'm a fan of Via when I gotta drink instant and although I've tried a lot of other instant coffees, most have that taste which slightly off. First Ascent didn't and in fact had complexities that I expect from pour overs. Thanks!
Super coffee. It replaces what they offer on airplanes and hotels while I travel and it makes me happy.
Outstanding! The best instant coffee on the market, hands down. Stop shopping around, you found what you’re looking for. You will not be disappointed.
Fantastic coffee! Ethiopian blend was delicious!
From Running the Grand Teton while guiding, to running the Teton Crest Trail, to guiding a 12-hour car-to-car ascent Mt. Moran, First Ascent Coffee was how each day started. It fueled my dreams. Thanks!
Seriously the best instant coffee out there! Most instant coffees have a weird, metallic taste that usually requires a bunch of sugar to hide. First Ascent's instant coffee tastes JUST like what I get out of a bag of their normal coffee, with no metallic taste or "film" that gives most instant coffees a weird texture feeling. My normal method of consuming FA's instant coffee - hot or cold water with no sugar.
I have been loving the convenience of brining First Ascent instant to the crag and adding it to an iced water bottle on hot days for a tasty cold brew. So delicious no cream is needed!