Those of you who know me, know I am all about coffee, and many of you have seen the kit that travels with me. With a cross-country flight and week-long camping trip I was dreading the thought of instant coffee. Luckily I was saved with an opportunity to try Voila Coffee before the Kickstarter Campaign got underway.
I am a long time coffee drinker. I drink it black, or with sugar, or with flavored cream, espresso, lattes, macchiato, hot, iced, cold brew, I even drink the sludge served on the sound stages at work. It does not really matter what kind of coffee it is as long as it is not instant.
Well, that ban on instant coffee just changed
While Voila IS a form of instant coffee, I want you to forget about that as it does not taste like ANY instant coffee you’ve ever had. Instead think about the cup you get from the small, non commercial coffee house down the street. Voila (Specialty Instant Coffee) gives you that same great cup, but in a small package that is easy to take with you.
So what makes Voila so different? They find great craft coffee roasters, purchase small batches of beans that would normally go to waste and brew it to perfection. That is what makes it taste like real brewed coffee, it is actually brewed before it is freeze dried. All you need to do is add water (hot or cold) and enjoy. You can also use milk or hot chocolate, which is one of Paige’s favorite ways to drink coffee.
The particular blend I had is the Ethiopia Borboya from 1000 Faces Coffee in Athens Georgia and is described as a Complex coffee with flavors of pomegranate, peach, and blackberries. I am not great at picking out individual flavors, but what I can tell you is that it was a great cup of coffee. Strong, and dark, but not harsh or bitter, nor did it taste burnt, like some other brands. *Cough Starbucks Cough* I made mine in an enamel mug from Treeline Outdoors using approximately 12 oz of water, and it was perfect, no sugar or creamer needed. Of course, you can adjust how strong it is by using more or less water.
This truly is a game changer in camp coffee, and you have the opportunity to help bring this to market by supporting the Kickstarter Campaign and spreading the word.