First Ascent is now my favorite go-to instant coffee for backpacking trips. It’s such a treat to be able to make a mug of this on the trail and feel like you’re drinking a brewed cup. I even drink it when I’m at home if I don’t have time to make coffee in the morning.
When I don't have access to my espresso machine to pull a shot in the morning this is the next best thing. I always have First Accent instant on hand and alway travel with several with me. I love the fact that I can have such a great cup of coffee so quick and easy.
Absolute best instant coffee I hafe ever had. Hard to tell its not straight out the espresso machine. Found my goto coffee in a pinch for life.
My first cup of First Accent was on the AT it was instant Hero Day Blend - Best cup of coffee and so appreciated. I ordered more of the Hero Day Blend as a gift for a friend and got a sample of Dawn Patrol - it is awesome! I will be ordering Dawn Patrol for our upcoming hike on the AT.
Thanks for the free sample . (Ethiopian) I’m going camping tomorrow, I’ll give it a try .
Perfect to have at the office or on the go so I can make a cup of coffee when I need it without sacrificing taste!!
This is really good coffee. I love the smooth Ethiopian best, but all are very tasty. I subscribed so I could have it whenever I need a great cup of coffee, whether at home or traveling. Love it!
I have been receiving packets of freeze dried coffee for 2 years. It is now all I drink. Tested against Starbucks and others and there is no comparison. This is amazing coffee!!!
There is no other instant coffee that compares to this one. If you have tried others are are still skeptical, this is worth every penny. And if you like some other brands, you’ll love this one!
Liked both of the flavors I purchased. Got it mainly for the mountains and car camping. Just returned from a week in Death Valley and the Dawn Patrol did an excellent job of getting my day started. I did bag a few peaks but alas, no first ascents. Cheers
Definitely well-made. Tastes like well-brewed coffee, easy to reconstitute, just not necessarily the taste I'm looking for in my coffee. Only "issues" are the slightly small amount of coffee it makes, the lack of a rip tab (not a big deal honestly), and the powder sometimes being hard to get out of the little pack if you don't have a wide enough opening.
Can't get over how good this coffee tastes. Love the color almost as much! I am all over getting more. Great podcast on Gear 30 (Blister) - very helpful.
Delicious, flavorful. Used it while traveling in Europe!
Thanks for the great instant coffee!
Thanks to my First Ascent instant I never have to sacrifice the quality of my coffee when I travel again! I took some instant Hero Day with me on a trip to FL, it was the perfect pick me up in the airport. I kindly asked for a cup of hot water at one of the coffee chains and was able to make a better cup of coffee instantly than I was able to buy at any of the places in the airport.
First Ascent excels in all every aspect of great coffeee making from bean selection to roasting to freeze drying to packaging. The taste is remarkable and it is now the only coffee I drink!
So much better than Starbucks' Via! Excellent, smooth taste.
Packing light for a 8 trip in the Winds with skiis of course first ascent is the go-to coffee.
Wow, yum! I can barely find wholebean freshly roasted coffee that is this good! Five thumbs up (if that were possible).
Best instant coffee that I have ever had! Thanks to First Ascent I can have an iced coffee whenever I want it.
I absolutely love your coffees. I share them with all of my friends. I am going camping and hiking tomorrow. I never leave home without taking your coffee with. Thank you for all you do.
My go-to coffee when I'm backpacking and car camping. Fast easy and oh so tasty!
Just wasn't a fan of the flavor. True, it has the "full body" look but did not care for the taste.
Amazing coffee Got this for a ski trip that ended up being cancelled due to avalanche danger. This coffee is so good that I chose it over my friend’s fancy French press coffee at their house. Highly recommend.
A teacher’s best friend! Never disappointed with products from First Ascent Coffee. As a teacher, the instant packs are quick, easy and way better than the coffee in the lounge. Exactly what is needed to keep up with the fast-paced world of teaching!
The BEST! Tried ‘em all. First Ascent just has the best flavor profile, the most fresh-brewed notes, and the coolest new compostable packaging... I’m hooked! Also saves me from having to drink mediocre coffee on the road... always have the best, just add water!
Best instant coffee I’ve ever tasted. Just like fresh brrwed
Best instant coffee!
Best Instant Ever This freeze-dried coffee is so good it is hard to believe. Excellent packaging as well. Perfect for camping, travel or just a quick cup at home.
Great instant coffee for my backcountry bowhunts
Instant coffee We have had the hero blend and Ethiopia instant packets and love them both! So good and so easy.
This is instant???? AMAZING coffee and i am a coffee snob. Can't believe it is instant.
This cup of coffee is hella good. It’s a great cup of coffee. Along with that, it’s taken my ascent rate from 3,000 feet an hour to 4,000 feet an hour.
coffee on the fly In a snow cave or on a summit....Must have coffee..... If you dont want to drag along the coffee making paraphenilia on your next trip, you don't want to carry out your used grounds, and you dont want to support a multi-national coporation, get First Ascent Coffee. It's very tasty and convenient.
Best instant, great for hut trips and backpacking
First Ascent Coffee Good product. A little pricey. Packaging was difficult to open. Spilled the first packet trying to open by hand. Will use scissors next time
Delicious! I must admit being skeptical about instant coffee, but I received a box of Hero Day Packets as a gift. Imagine my delight when I actually tasted this delicious coffee? Everyone who has tasted it is equally surprised and pleased. I liked it so much I ordered another box! So delicious. So easy.
Full flavored One of few instant coffees that doesn't taste like an instant coffee. It has a full and satisfying flavor that I actually wanted to continue drinking. I've been taste testing multiple instant coffees and this has been my favorite thus far. It will likely find a place in my backpack the next time we take to the mountains.
Happy! Great service, delicious coffe and I love my new blue mug. Thank you
Great coffee for light weight backpacking. My only complaint is it’s pricey.
Will Blow Your Mind No lie, the freeze dried coffee tastes like the best fresh brewed!
Great Instant! Best I've had. Better than the Starbucks offerings, which until now were my go-tos for backpacking, etc. Worth the extra $$$!
A (coffee) breath of relief Admittedly, I have stashed Starbucks vias in my mobile office and camping bin. I have used them for afternoon pick-me-ups and backcountry bivvies. I am glad those days and cuppas are behind me. I've been handing out packets of Hero Day to all of my friends. #ChangingLives (too much? I think not)
Good Stuff, get some! so the whole genre of instant coffees is coming of age. I guess we have to admit, the 'Via' coffee sleeve started it. Now we have choice... I love what First Ascent has done here. Great tasting, flavorful, full bodied coffees on the go. It's what I brew out on the trail, or trailhead..
Legit Any Time Instant coffee in the wilderness is my comfort food, but an instant coffee that holds its own at home competing against the French press? Yep, it's that good.
Great coffee Great taste!
Perfection? In the constant pursuit for a great cup of coffee I like to try it all, so why not a new approach on instant coffee. Results, I am hooked. From here out I will have these little pouches of bliss in my backpack, glovebox, camp kitchen box, lunch box, and I now know what everyone is getting as a gift from here on out! Cheers
This is instant coffee? Wow! Quality and taste is great for an instant coffee! Gave an overall 4 because it’s a bit pricey and a larger serving (10-12oz) would be better.
Really Good I tried one of these on a whim when First Ascent was selling single packets for $1 with a purchase in-store. I promptly ordered a full box. Surprisingly good instant coffee, and super easy to make (literally just mix one packet into a cup of hot water). This will be my go-to for travel and especially camping.
Gift for husband Bought it as a gift for my husband for our winter camping trips. So much quicker than drip coffee & he loves the flavor!