Now, I was skeptical when I saw the ads for VIA, because: a. I don't buy Starbucks often, I just use a french press and b. well... I use a french press. But I figured, why not. It's free, I'll try a cup. So I skated down to the Starbucks on Mill Avenue and got a sample of their medium Columbian blend.
Um, yeah, not what I expected. It was delicious. The trademark Starbucks taste, the sediment left in the bottom of the cup... Not what I expected out of a type of coffee that is usually looked upon with disdain. If I ever find myself strapped for time, but needing a little pick-me-up, definitely picking up some VIA.
Prices are (as I remember): 3-Pack $3.99 or 12-Pack 9.95