My search for a drinkable, packable instant is over. Every other brand I tried doesn't come close to this. Yes, it still tastes like instant, but it doesn't need to be drowned in sugar and cream to hide the horrid taste other instants have. This one is smooth and delicious. Best served with 12oz of water drawn from a mountain brook in the deep woods.
The Ethiopian coffee is a great full body. Coffee mixes up perfectly, no granulation at the bottom of your mug.
`Great instant coffee by itself and also great to add to blended coffee drinks.
Good flavor and right roast
(Sorry, enjoyed the coffee then realized I needed to take a pic). First Ascent is my go-to whenever I travel, or we are camping, or when I want a real coffee flavored shake (seriously, add this to your vanilla shake and boom, it is soooo good!). I really like this coffee, can’t believe it is instant.
I have been on the hunt for a great instant coffee to take on my coming trip. After far more testing then I'd like to admit to I found this coffee and it immediately replaced anything else I was thinking about taking on my next trek.
Very tasty. Perfect for those back country ski trips.
I didn't think I liked instant coffee... these packets were in a local mountain motel as their coffee option and I was delightfully surprised that an instant coffee packet making a super reasonable, very drinkable, and even *enjoyable* cup of coffee. May or may not have stuck all the motel room's packets in my bag, and then promptly hopped online to order more when I ran out -- these are officially the best instant coffee packets I've tried and I love having them with me for mornings while on the road, skiing, backpacking, etc.
I used to be thrilled with Via's now can't live without First Ascent coffee on the trail. As good a brewed!
I purchased boxes of the instant coffee first for me and then as holiday gifts. They small packs of instant coffee are all delicious. Take them camping or hiking. This is absolutely delicious instant coffee. I never thought I'd say that, but it's very true. It's a very good coffee that I'll be purchasing again.
Great coffee! Will definitely get more!
Tasty and easy to use while backpacking or traveling
Best coffee ever. ☕️
Better coffee than I expected it to be. Next order in quantity has shipped and looking forward to its arrival.
It’s difficult to tell but we’re cruising the Nile now and my first cup of the day is your First Ascent in my traveling Contigo mug! Delicious and fabulous flavor for instant.
This is the best coffee in the universe. The first time I tried it I was blown away that it was instant. It should come with a warning, because once you have it you will think all other coffee is just not as delicious. We have fantastic ground coffee that I've enjoyed for years, but now that I've had First Ascent I only want to drink First Ascent, and what's more, I find myself feeling disappointed in other coffees and just wishing everything could taste like First Ascent. Other people put sugar and milk in their coffee, I -- no joke -- will now put a sprinkle of First Ascent into any other coffee just so it tastes better. It is just so good.
This is, by far, the best instant coffee I have ever tasted. I am now going to ditch my Keurig and buy First Ascent. Even did a blind taste test on my husband and he was totally impressed! Thank you First Ascent for a great product and wonderful customer service!
Love it! Can use hot or cold. Robust, authentic flavor. Does not taste "instant". Will be buying more.
I original bought some First Ascent instant coffee packs to use on my moto trips, I decided to check it out prior to a moto camp trip and it was really, really great. Good stuff, better than what I had been using by a long shot.
I’ve been looking for a good alternative to my French press for camping. This has been so easy, no grounds to go around, and actually tastes good! I keep it at work and in my pack for a quick cup.
First Ascent Ethiopian Instant is my go-to for adventure mornings. From boiling it up on backpacking trips to a quick warm up in a hotel room before a long hike, it never lets me down. There’s no bitter aftertaste like other instant brands and there’s no consequences like caffeine jitters.
This is the best instant coffee I've ever had, by far. Well worth the increased price over the stuff you find at REI. I plan to always keep a few in my car for "emergencies" from now on!
Long has been the hunt for instant coffee that doesn’t taste like instant coffee. Incredibly, not only does it taste like real brewed coffee, but it’s pretty good as well! Finally! A perfect backpacking morning beverage.
Took first ascent into a snow cave for an overnight. Quite delicious for breakfast.
I purchased this instant coffee and love it. My husband can't drink caffeine, so this is perfect for me to have my caffeine fix...either hot or iced. I really like the ability to take it with me anywhere. Thanks!
Let's be honest- coffee in the backcountry is alternately a gift and a bane. On cold mornings, it's the one thing to get me out of my bag. I always travel too light w/ too thin a bag. Nights aren't always a time of rest. So once the sun is up-i'm either up w/ a cuppa- or snuggled deep pretending I don't hear a reason to wake up. But coffee means hot water. It means, sometimes, cream. Sugar. A cup. A stove. All sorts of kit. Seems especially extravagant if I'm not eating any other hot meals. But this stuff? Easily worth it. One small cup. One little alcohol stove. A spash of fuel. Perfect. Easy. And way way better than any/every other dried coffee out there. Get it. Love it. Start your day smiling. Go find great places w/ great people.
This coffee is quick and easy for sure. That is not up for debate. Additionally, it also tastes great - it is so nice to have an instant cup available ASAP, but to have a delicious instant cup is a wonderful perk!
Tasty coffee quick and portable. Love it! Great to make a quick cup of coffee after a long day skiing. I can have a tasty cup of hot coffee ready for me in the time it takes to change out of my ski boots. Will definitely keep ordering these regularly to keep stock handy at any moment!
Coffee Your Way Has the citrusy flavor I look for in a cup. Package says mix hot or cold with water or milk. Haven’t tried all the combinations but look forward to it. Convenient for mixing in my water bottle for mid morning coffee while hiking.
Best instant coffee on the planet! I buy these as gifts for my Airbnb guests... they love them as much as I do!
Best coffee ! Love supporting local business and the flavor is unbeatable.
Thank you, thank you! Such a delightful quarantine treat! Loving the instant over cold milk!
Fast & Easy from Home We love our different coffee's that we purchased. It was fun this morning when my husband asked for coffee and I said we have instant coffee! He said I can't wait to try. He loved it by the way and was happy to have an alternative. Easy to order and was happy to have some great coffee while we are home.
Love the coffee. Should have brought more on our last 8 day trip into the Winds on skis. I was pounding it day and night to keep warm and comforted in that wintry world. Only problem is the packets are hard to open and you have to be pretty careful not to spill the contents
Real Good Coffee! I would forget I’m drinking instant coffee when I make this except for how happy I am to have excellent coffee in my mug, on demand, no matter where I am. Plus, it is so good cold in the summer. Thank you for exponentially improving the instant coffee industry!
Travel Essential Sometimes when you're traveling through a 3rd world country that doesn't have indoor plumbing or heat, it's the little luxuries that can really get you through it... Thanks to First Ascent, I looked forward to frosty mornings in rural Mongolia and really enjoyed my time there!
Best ever - seriously This is simply the finest freeze dried/instant coffee you could ever get!!
Excellent - impressed this coffee snob I'm fairly snobby about my coffee, and I was quite impressed with this! Just got back from a bike-packing trip where I used these, and loved them! Definitely better than various other solutions for bikepacking/backpacking! Might also have to keep some around for "emergency" situations :)
Fabulous Coffee! I have long used instant coffees when I hunt and hit the backcountry. First Ascent is far superior in flavor and I have really enjoyed supporting local business!