Nescafe 3-in-1 Instant Coffee

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Let me begin by saying, I am not an avid coffee drinker. I do enjoy carrying coffee while hiking so that I can have a cup-of-Joe each morning; and while I do drink coffee at home, it is only on occasion. It is safe to say that I drink no more than 3 cups of coffee per week, and more often only 1 – 2 cups, depending on work. Now, some may say that this is not an excuse to enjoy “Instant” coffee, but the fact is, I actually do…

In the past I have tried a few different types of coffee while on the trail. I found some to be ok, while others just plain sucked. Here are a few of the other methods I have tried:

  1. Starbucks Via: I found these to be too strong for my liking, and personally feel that they are a bit too expensive.
  2. Java Juice: Great idea, but I can’t think of anything else that has tasted quite so bad…
  3. Grower’s Cup: I actually really enjoyed these; however, the weight and the packed size put me off for using these on backpacking trips. I have enjoyed these at home though, as well as when car camping, or even on the first morning of a hike when I am waiting for a shuttle. (You can read more of my thoughts on Grower’s Cup HERE.)

I have also tried some other packages of Instant coffee’s, and even Mocha’s & Cappuccino’s. I have even carried packages of hot cocoa to add in with my coffee to make a DIY version of Mocha’s. Some were better than others of course, but none of them really stood out to me and made me want to carry them all the time.

In the mist of all of this, I had also tried the Nescafe packets of Taster’s Choice Instant coffee. I actually enjoyed drinking these, and the single serving packages made them easy to carry and to use.  However, being that I like a little sugar & creamer with my coffee, I still had to prepare and carry extra packaging materials.

I eventually ended up buying a jar of the Nescafe Taster’s Choice Instant coffee and began repackaging my coffee with the sugar & creamer added in, into the corners of plastic sandwich bags, then twist tied, or taped, them closed. This worked well as it gave me control over how much of each ingredient I wanted, it limited packaging material, and is likely the least expensive option there is. This method became my go-to coffee while on the trail, and yes, even at home.

Then, a while back I came across the single serving packets of Nescafe 3-in-1 coffee. This perked my interest! A single serving, prepackaged coffee, with the sugar & creamer already added in! This was essentially the same thing I was already doing, but I liked the idea of not having to prepackage them myself anymore, and just carrying these already made up packages. So, I picked some up!

I have not been able to track these down in local grocery stores, so I resort to ordering them online from Amazon (linked above). At the time of this posting, they are $17.95 for a package of 30 sticks, or $0.60/package. (Although, the last order I placed was $16 for a package of 30 sticks.) Sure, there are less expensive methods, and there are for sure more expensive methods, but for what I get and as long as a package of 30 will last me, I am happy with this price.

The individual packages themselves weigh between 0.7 & 0.8 oz each, and are packed with 87 calories per package. As for taste, I have added as little as about 8 oz of water, to as much as about 13 oz of water, and the taste has been just fine by me either way. Overall, I am personally happy with the amount of coffee, sugar & creamer added to the packages.

So, these have become my go-to coffee method when on the trail, and as I mentioned, even at home. My only problem with them is availability. As I said, I cannot find them locally, so I must order them online… Considering this, I just hope that they stay available online for me to buy…

Thanks for stopping by!

~Stick~

Disclaimer: I paid for the items mentioned in this post with my own money. I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies, and have no obligation to write about them. As well, the above information is a reflection of my personal taste buds, and I do not expect everyone else’s to be the same. So, YMMV… HYOH… yada, yada, yada…

About Stick

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.
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61 Responses to Nescafe 3-in-1 Instant Coffee

  1. Fatma says:

    I actually enjoyed reading all that.. coz 3 in 1 is currently the love of my life. Can’t live without it. I hope u can finally get them in stores

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  2. alex says:

    I get mine at Walmart

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    • Stick says:

      Alex,

      Yeah some others said they have found them at their WalMarts too. Unfortunately the in store items vary from store to store. Ah well, thankfully there are a lot of on the go coffee options, and the internet!

      ~Stick~

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  3. Isabell says:

    I know this is like 3 years old and you have most probably found another alternative but I had to say this…. USD17.95 FOR A PACK OF NESCAFE??!?!?!? I can get them at my local supermarket for around SGD4 (during offer) to SGD6. And that’s like USD3 to USD4.50.. HOLY COW!!

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    • Rod says:

      Hey I just found this post when looking for stuff about nescafe 3-in-1. The stuff is made in Malaysia so it’ll obviously be very cheap in Singapore. I think I pay around $AUD6.50 for a bag of 30. There are quite a few different manufacturers of ‘3-in-1’ instant coffee in Malaysia and Indonesia and they all taste different. Nescafe 3-in-1 remains my favourite, I’ve had Old Town, Indo Cafe and some others. At work I’ll usually have a mug with two sticks at around ten in the morning, with extra milk too!

      If Sticks really enjoys his 3-in-1 he should be able to buy it by the carton from a wholesaler. That should reduce the cost of it quite a way. He should be careful he doesn’t get a full-blown addiction to it like I did….extra coffeemate, milk….glug glug glug…

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  4. Dan says:

    Medalia d’oro is my instant of choice as of late.

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  5. Dogwood says:

    As you’re sipping another hot delish sugary creamy colored Nescafe 3 n1 you might also know that paint, plaster of paris, some adhesives, dye, etc are all “whiteners” too. Umm, taste the goodness. LOL.

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  6. Dogwood says:

    Here’s the funny thing Stick. Last time I saw you in person on a trail , which was like 5-6 yrs ago, we were on the AT at a shelter and we were both drinking coffee which if I remember correctly neither of us normally carry in our trail food bags.

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  7. Dogwood says:

    Here comes a coffee Nazi post. Everyone likes their chemicals, umm coffee, a certain way. I prefer REAL coffee, Real creamer(Half and Half dried or liquid, NOT hydrogenated oil with a white dye in it to make consumers think it’s a milk product!), and REAL sugar. Many of the chemical concoctions, being passed off as mixed coffee drinks, such as the Nescafe 3 n 1, are largely sugar, corn syrup(more sugar), artificial sweetners(sucralose(Splenda), saccharin(Equal), aspartame(NutraSweet)), and /or artificial creamers(that are allowed to be described on the ingredient list simply as “creamer.” Nescafe 3 n 1 takes it even further into the chemical zone? by listing their CREAMER LIKE substance simply as “whitener?” What the heck is “whitener” supposed to refer to?

    This is all to similar to non-cheese being surreptitiously referred to as processed cheese product.

    Costing a few more nickles or not I’ll make up my chemical coffee concoction by combining REAL 100% coffee, Real creamer(powdered H and H for the trail), and some Sugar In The Raw. At least I have a better idea of what the heck it is that I’m consuming.

    BTW Stick, enjoy your blog. Learned a lot here. Seems you’re always doing something new.

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    • Stick says:

      Dogwood,

      I will admit, I am sitting here drinking a cup of my Nescafe 3-in1 coffee as I read over your comment… 🙂

      Anyway, as far as what is in these little packets, I cannot argue either way. I don’t know for sure, but agree with you that it probably isn’t the best thing that I could be drinking… And while it is no excuse, I think that if I drank coffee more often in general, then my preferences would be a bit different. And it’s not that I don’t like real coffee, with real sugar & milk in it, it’s more so just a convenience thing for me…

      Either way, thanks for stopping by, and glad that you enjoyed it… even if you didn’t agree with some of it! It’s all good and I hope that you will continue to stop by on occasion…

      ~Stick~

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  8. Keith says:

    Chad,
    I’m in about the same boat where it comes to coffee on the trail. It’s nice in the morning lounging around, but I’m not wedded to it. It used to be you could find Nescafe Classico in individual tubes in some grocery stores and Target. They were pretty good. I think they call it Suave now. Haven’t seen the tubes in a while. We have TJs up here around DC, maybe I’ll give it a try. I’ve looked at some of the 3-in-1 instants, but can’t bring myself to buy them. I don’t use sugar or creamers based on GMO soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup (all of them) due to health concerns. Except for car camping where I can carry a cooler and sometimes a thermos, it seems I’m resigned to black or tea.

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    • Keith says:

      BTW, cool Trail Show mug.; I found them last year, too. It’s gotten better with each new edition.

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    • Stick says:

      Thanks Keith. I started listening to them at about the second show, and I agree, it gets better each time. I usually download them to my phone, and then listen to them while on my drive to the trail… Good stuff!

      ~Stick~

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  9. Jay Gatton says:

    After seeing the discussion about 3-1 instant coffee and reading about different brands and such, I went to a Trader Joe’s (1 mile from my house) and picket up a box. It was $1.99 for a pack of ten (here in Chico Ca). I tried one out today and it was relatively good. I used 1 packet for a medium size coffee cup. I have to say that it lacked in boldness and did taste a bit pre-manufactured however If someone likes their coffee light then its probably fine but I would recommend two packs for a standard size cup of coffee for those of us mid to dark roast fans. I didn’t know 3-1 coffee existed until I saw this blog about it so thanks for opening up more options to coffee on the trail!

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    • Stick says:

      Jay,

      It seems that others also recommend using 2 packets of the TJ’s… But, at those prices, that should be ok… 🙂

      ~Stick~

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  10. Well Even though I do realize that Deluth as you put it is behind the curve a bit. I do know they have running water already so I would only assume you have TV as well. As you see the tv show is a national network show I only assumed you would have known of it. Then again you know what they say when you assuming things…. As I know you think it may be cute and your flirting stating that I am a female I can assure you that your barking up the wrong tree as I am very much I am male. Your making me loose faith in people in Georgia as you earlier even assumed that was Tom Hanks.. I think its best not to guess at things is the best advice I could give you…

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  11. Evan Klein says:

    Dear Vizcara,,
    I am from Duluth Georgia so I am so sorry.
    I thought that was you and your husband. Did not know that was a TV show.
    It was actually pretty funny and will attempt to find it.

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  12. I haven’t had Nescafe coffee (if you can call it that) since I left the UK in 1997. Wow, flashback!

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  13. Evan Klein says:

    Dear sir,
    Just read one of your posts on cooking utensils. Since we frequently hike Blood Mountain on the AT we usually eat a meal at the Blood Mountain shelter before going back down. My wife and I have found the halulite microDualist from GSI Outdoors an excellent choice for cookware.

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    • vizcara says:

      Well for those living under a rock I will explain no that is obviously not Tom Hanks its Portlandia the TV show from portland Oregon on the IFC channel network. Very very popular tv show. Its a show that mocks most of the over the top tree hugging types 20 to 30 year olds that call everything vintage if its older than their knowledge base, You know they typical liberal college yuppie types and vegans or Black Desert bicycle riders with top hats and goggles. As for the PJ’s yes it is weird thats the whole point they are mocking 20 to 30 year old society of the vegan,neo natzi,liberal types with nose and ear piercings. Give it a watch and if need be hit the rewind button if need to understand the humor if you did not get it the first time.

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  14. vizcara says:

    Thanks your right I see how they prevent the spam thing. Sorry for missing the explanation of the posting photos in comments. Greatly appreciate the time and effort you make on your blog sharing ideas and info. Your really becoming the go to guy on backpacking stuff. Even one of the youtube guys I just subscribed to today replied to me and mention you to go check out online. I had to chuckle and tell them I had arleady been following you for a while. So you becoming popular. Now I hope you will not get to big of a head that you wont say hello on the trail when you become that big backpacking star.. LoL.

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  15. vizcara says:

    Chad then feel free to take down the first comment post so its not redundant. Also is there a way to post photos within the comments area on wordpress? Of course I now know that it needs to be approved. Funny thing also the 2nd post had the links in the post and that one appeared on your blog instantly but the one from last night did not.. Strange.

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    • Stick says:

      vizcara,

      I imagine the reason that the second one showed up was because I had just approved your first one, so it put your name on a safe list…

      It is not a perfect system, but again, I have no real control over it. If you post often, it will likely show up as soon as you submit the comment since it has a history of me approving your comments… although, I think if you go a while without posting, it will queue it again…

      I responded to your previous post about the photos.. also, since I have responded to your original comment, I will leave it up so they are not messed up…

      Hope this helps some, and thanks again.

      ~Stick~

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  16. vizcara says:

    P.S. Chad keep up the good work great blog and posts especially the photos. I have one question I was going to post photos of the Trader Joe’s packets that I took myself of the ones I have but cant seem to figure out if there is a way to post photos along with my comments on your blog or not? IS that possible? Let me know as I am not the in depth blogger or writer as you can tell by my terrible poetic words. Thanks my good man.

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    • Stick says:

      vizcara,

      To be honest, I am not sure if you can post photos… I always reply/approve the comments in the dashboard of my blog rather than on my front page like everyone else does. However, I don’t think anyone else has ever posted a photo in my comment section… so, it may not be an option. As well, I don’t have any control over that… that is all WordPress…

      However, I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed both my blog, and the photos! Thanks for the kind words, and for your continued support!

      ~Stick~

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  17. vizcara says:

    Stick I dont know what happen here but I posted a comment about 10 min after you posted this blog here. Something is wrong with your blog as I posted the comment and could not see it. I reposted it and the blog told me that my commnet was already posted and could not post the same duplicate one so that means the original post went through. Yet I can not see my post online here. I had assumed that it had to be approved or something from you to actually see it.

    Here was my post I wanted to put up.

    OMG Chad… I had the same coffee issues as I myself am a coffee drinker on the trail and need the cream and sugar like the woman in my life I like it “Light n Sweet”… I also went through the same issues of how to get the decent up of joe on the trail and tried the way way over priced Starbucks sticks which are good but for what I need them for not that good that I am willing to pay that price for them. So the neo nazi tree hugging vegans with the barista nose rings that want to punish me on the cross on their blogs for drinking instant on the trail go right ahead we are talking coffee here on the trail not a coffee tasting room on Valencia street in the mission district in san francisco. Just like yourself I dont have the time nor care to do a long dance while making a quick morning cup of joe when I am out hiking or camping. I also had those same ideas you had for the zip lock bag and making my own DIY cocktail with the powder creamer and sugar and used that for a while although a bit messy at times. I then came across those Trader Joe’s “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMhh5aNoyI8” that we have in the stores out here in california. There may be some of these stores out your way but mainly they are on the westcoast and I have a ton of them near by as we live in the sort of Portlandia suburban dreamland of those very neo nazis vegans and blogger hippie tree huggers so they are very common here. The trader joe packs are pretty cheap 10 pack for 2 bucks. As others posted that they may need 2 packs for your standard mug as a single pack I think are made for those fancy tea cups your mother told you as kids to stay away from using and not the regular sized mugs. No problem at 2 bucks a box of 10 thats still dirt cheap. I think the taste of them is medium to pretty good but out on the trail things taste a lot better I mean I will even eat instant rice on the trail. I like the convience and price of those trader joe packs and use them for back up for friends out camping and also for packing in my daily backpack I carry for those times when I can not find a cup a joe near by. I then came by these Nestle’s packs simular and I mean simular to the ones your showing here but they are not the same they are the “PREMIUM” Coffee packs from Nestle’s and look very very close to the ordinary Nestle’s normal instant coffee packs in red. The premiums come in 3 or 4 flavors like decafe and french roast and the best one I think you will like is the “COLUMBIAN” or “Columbiana” which is a great flavor. You should be able to find these in grocery stores or target stores but you have to look closely for them. Its hard to tell the difference from the normal packs to these but they also come in a variety pack and say Premium or something along those lines. That columbian taste about a 9 on a scale to 10 compared to those starbucks coffee’s and they are cheap like the normal nestle’s instant packs. The down side you and I both have is the light and sweet needing the creamer and sugar added so back to the DIY made zip locks which is not that bad with the nestle’s premium tube packs and the creamer and sugar mixed in. If I where you try those trader joe packs and see what you think as they are almost as good as they Nestle’s packs and are cheaper or give a try on those premium packs of Columbian Nestle’s and see what you think.

    I would like to say this to all those out there on the coffee issues or gear issues to watch these videos and get a perspective on things in life…

    And also this is perfect for you Chad on the tent blogging I think you will get a chuckle from this video. Enjoy.

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    • Stick says:

      vizcara,

      The post had to be approved by me before it would show up. I just went through a bunch of comments and made replies and approved them earlier this afternoon. Yours was one of them. The reason it had to be approved is because it had live links embedded in it. Anytime folks post comments with links embedded, it waits for approval since this is usually how spam also works… It’s all good though, and thanks again for the post!

      ~Stick~

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  18. Evan Klein says:

    Can we get back to talking about gear rather than coffee.
    Just a thought

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  19. JT says:

    My fave – Mount Hagen Organic Cafe. This is an organic instant that comes in regular and decaf. Quite good for an instant. They claim 60 cups to the jar and in goes for around $10-12 at my co-op. Individual serving packets are convenient, but generate a lot of trash. Plus, I like to adjust my ratio of dairy and sugar as my mood dictates.
    Keep up the good work Stick, always a good read!

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    • Stick says:

      JT,

      I could see how it would be a lot of trash on longer hikes, however, since I can only get out between 3 – 5 days at a time, a few packets aren’t a bother for me, and I would prefer the convenience of having it all packed in one small envelope. However, that is a good point about being able to dictate on the spot how much of what you may want to add in… Good point.

      Thanks for sharing,

      ~Stick~

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  20. PilgrimChris says:

    Here in the UK these are common place and retail in bargain food stores for as little as £0.10 ($0.15) per sachet. Great value and other brands such as Maxwell House are available too.

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  21. vizcara says:

    OMG.. Stick I went through the same trials and tribulations as you on this coffee thing. I myself like a good cup of joe and “Can” appreciate a tree huggers Neo Nazi hippies blogger vegan head snobs version of a good coffee. Although out on the trail things need to be realistic as you put. I also can deal with instant per say on the trail or camping but my issue was like yours the creamer mainly and the sugar thing. I also used to do the ziplock bag and DIY mix with with the starbucks stuff. Way way too expensive for what you get and also a hassle to carry both around. So I then switched to the Nestle’s “COLUMBIAN” blend of the tube sticks. Keep in mind these Columbian blends are a bit better than the standard Nestle’s instant coffee sticks in a tube they are a premium coffee you can find in the grocery stores if you look around its confusing to spot them but they are out there. They tend to come in a variety pack that also carries a french roast and a decafe. Being in the variety pack was a bit of a downer though as I was paying for the extra tubes of decafe and french roast that I did not like so much in that variety pack. So back to the zip locks and DIY job. Then because I am out in the West coast we have the Trader Joe’s stores every where here I live and the people here are “Sort of the sublime version of the TV show Portlandia” so thats why we have all those trader joe’s stores. They carry as others above beat me too it in telling you about the Trader Joe’s versions of tubed “All in one coffee” Packs 10 in a box for the 2.00 bucks. Here is a link to them http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=474
    As others stated its a bit “Weak” I think they were designed for those little fancy tea cup sets your mom yelled at you for using in the house as they where only for guest. So you will need to use maybe 2 tubes of these packs per standard coffee mug like I use. No problem considering they are 2 bucks for a pack of 10.. They taste decent enough for the price and connivence on the trail. But hey we are talking on the trail everything taste a bit better on the trail even instant rice taste good on the trail…. LoL. If I am in a hurry I use the trader Joe’s and also use them as back up or just keep them in my pack to share with others I travel with. I also keep them in my bug out bag in the truck and daily carry backpack for use if I am at work and their is no coffee but a microwave with water nearby. The best bet is those premium Nestle’s “COLUMBIAN” Blend tubes but you will have to pack your own sugar and creamer. The nestle’s tubes are cheap too 4 or 5 bucks for the 10 pack. Those you can find locally in at least one of the stores near you or even a Target store has them. Those higher end nestle’s tubes taste pretty dam good I have to say and for the price you cant beat it. Also here is a link to a great video for all to watch when it comes to the madness about gear and how we view it or over view it instead of looking at the bigger picture. Now “Get the Gear!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3SFqV0hMyo
    Also one more video to keep things in perspective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9Jk-ePLPwE

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    • Stick says:

      vizcara,

      Wow, thanks for all the info!

      As for the Nescafe Columbian blends, I have had those too, and agree, the were pretty good. To be honest though, I was fine with pretty much most of the Nescafe Instants coffees (except the decaf that is).

      As for the Trader Joe’s, I had heard of that before, but never investigated it; and I have never came across one in my neck of the woods…

      Others have also suggested the Vinacafe 3-in-1 coffee packages. I found a bag of 20 packets for $7.39 on Amazon and ordered them, so I will give them a try.

      Thanks again for the info!

      ~Stick~

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  22. Stu says:

    Stick, off topic but have you ever considered hiking in Arkansas? Some nice trails here. Enjoy your blog.

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    • Stick says:

      Stu,

      I have a bit, but never any hard thought on it. I am so drawn to the AT … 🙂

      One day though I would like to get out in that area… I think it is about the same distance as me going to the AT…

      ~Stick~

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  23. Evan Klein says:

    Enjoyed your post on the Instant Coffee. Sometime in March of this year you wrote about your new camera. I like to take the Olympus Tough TG-820 when I am on the AT. You can drop it from 6.6 feet, can withstand temperatures down to 14 degrees and can be underwater up to 33 feet. Full HD 1080 and all that other stuff. What does it weigh and how much room it takes up ?
    Not very much in both cases.

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    • Stick says:

      Glad you enjoyed the post Evan. And that is great to hear that you have found a camera you like. I am still quite happy with mine, and am enjoying learning how to make some of the settings myself rather than allowing the camera to make those decisions… All-in-all, it has been fun!

      ~Stick~

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  24. jason says:

    +1 on the Trader Joes 3-1’s.however i find them a little too weak so i get some of their regular instant coffee in a jar and put some in a mini ziplock and add a little to each cup.

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    • Stick says:

      Jason,

      That is interesting that you have to add more coffee in with the Trader Joe’s. Just curious, have you tried the Nescafe packs so that you can compare the 2?

      ~Stick~

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    • cenazwalker says:

      +2 on the Trader Joes. I agree it’s not the strongest cup of coffee but it’s pretty good. Hey Stick, if you don’t have a TJ’s in your area, let me know, I can send you a couple packets to try out.

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    • Stick says:

      cenazwalker,

      Great to hear from more folks that has experience with the TJ’s… I will have to try some sometime…

      I am headed to the Olympics in a few weeks, so if I see one I will stop off and see about picking up some. If I don’t come across one, I may take you up on that offer… 🙂

      Thanks!

      ~Stick~

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  25. Tim says:

    Stick, Trader Joe’s also carries 3 in 1 instant coffee that is good. I think i got 10 packets for 2 bucks.

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    • Stick says:

      Thanks for the heads up Tim! I have heard of Trader Joe’s before, but never really looked into them. For only $2 for 10 though, I will have to give those a try!

      ~Stick~

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  26. Robyn says:

    My husband is the coffee drinker on the trail. He loves VinaCafe 3 in 1 coffee. It is a Vietnamese coffe that is packaged with the sugar and creamer included. We usually buy them at the international market or on Amazon.

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    • Stick says:

      Robyn,

      Another person pointed those out to me over on Facebook. I found a bag of 20 for $7.39 so I picked them up… should be here next week. If they are as good as everyone says, I will likely be going with these instead, and especially at half the price I am paying for the Nescafe ones!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Stick~

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  27. Birch says:

    I didn’t care for Via, but other than that I use whatever instant packets I find. It’s the only time I drink instant coffee. Camping is also the only time I drink coffee black.

    I made real coffee once, using my bandana as a filter (I forgot that part). It was much better than instant. But generally not worth the hassle. I enjoy my shade-grown, bird friendly coffee at home. On the trail, it’s just to keep the withdrawal headaches at bay. I don’t need chemical help to be excited about getting up on the trail.

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    • Stick says:

      Birch,

      I have a coffee cloth strainer that I have (from IMUSA) also used in the past, and like you, find that while it does make good coffee, on the trail it just isn’t worth the hassle. Grabbing an instant pack with everything already added, it just makes it too easy.

      ~Stick~

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  28. John Keefe ( Battleax) says:

    I use Taster’s Choice. I put it in a sandwich bag with cream and suger( to my liking). Tie it down to a small pouch, cut the top off and I have coffee, cream and sugar for my morning.

    Battleax

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    • Stick says:

      John,

      I used to do the exact same thing… but with these packets, I don’t have to anymore! However, either way is fine by me…

      ~Stick~

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  29. Instant coffee is a crime against humanity, a blot on the beverage landscape, an insult to our taste buds. Stick – my arms are in the air in despair, I’m very upset. So upset you posted this in fact that I’m going to make a cup of proper coffee with 3 extra shots to cheer myself up and then I’m going to start a website dedicated to bringing down this post.
    Shame on you, go and drink 5 espressos and do a 40 miler in flip flops as punishment.

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    • Stick says:

      Keith… I am so sorry… I shall suffer my punishments as necessary… and if you need any help with building a site to bring this post down, just let me know… I will offer any help that I can…

      ~Stick~

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  30. Eric says:

    Chad checkout the local Asia stores. I get mine from a local korea market. Seven to ten bucks for a 100 pack. Have to agree on the via being a little strong.
    Eric

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    • Stick says:

      Eric,

      Wow! First Alana tells me she gets them for $10/bag, and now you get them for $7/bag! That makes them only $0.23/package, very nice! I will keep my eyes peeled for Asian stores next time I head to Memphis…

      Thanks for sharing,

      ~Stick~

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  31. Alana L says:

    i live in winnipeg, manitoba and have only seen these recently in my local “north american” supermarket. i have been using these for years while hiking because i often shop in asian supermarkets. you really shouldn’t be paying more than $10 for a bag of about 30 packets.

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    • Stick says:

      Alana,

      Wow, that is great that you can get them for $10/bag. Sweet! That makes the cost only $0.33/package, nice.

      Unfortunately though, I cannot find them here where I live, so my only alternative is ordering them online. I choose to order them from Amazon since I have a long history at Amazon, and trust them when ordering. Maybe some day though they will come to a local supermarket!

      Thanks for the info.

      ~Stick~

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