Take Starbucks VIA instant coffee with you on vacation and you'll never have to drink weak coffee again. (Feb. 3, 2014) (Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)
In 2009, Starbucks introduced VIA instant coffee. The micro-ground coffee comes in little foil packets and, dissolved in a cup of boiling water, tastes remarkably like fresh brewed. I tried it when it came out, noted its quality and promptly forgot about it.
I freely admit that I’m a coffee snob. When I visit folks whose coffee service is either unknown or substandard, I bring...
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