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    Get your fix before sunrise.

    You'll fall asleep waiting to brew a legit cup of coffee during alpine starts, so boil some water while packing all your climbing gear, and then slip one packet from Alpine Start's 8-Pack Original Blend into your mug for an instant, necessary caffeine fix. A combination of arabica beans and Alpine Start's proprietary brewing process makes sure these packets dissolve instantly in either hot or cold water, so you can just skip the boiling if you're okay with cold coffee. There's a hint of dark chocolate for an even better taste.

    • Instant coffee readies you for alpine starts and dawn patrols
    • Arabica beans with a hint of dark chocolate
    • Dissolves instantly in hot or cold water
    • Eight individual units per box
    • Item #ALU0001

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    alpine, backpacking

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    Amazing coffee!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This coffee is some of my favorite coffee out there. Tastes great and is instant, what could be better? I use this stuff climbing, camping, and even just day to day; it has quickly become one of my go-to's.

    Amazing Instant Coffee

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Hands down better than any of the other instant coffee options on the market. I thought Starbucks via was the best instant available until I got my hands on this! So good! I've never gone back!.

    The BEST instant coffee

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I can’t start my morning without a cup of coffee. I’ve never been impressed with other instant coffee brands and carrying a heavy or bulky device in the backcountry to make coffee just didn’t make sense. I always felt like I was compromising. Until I found Alpine Start. The taste is incomparable and it’s so light and easy! Definitely my go to from now on!

    tiny package, large joy!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    smooth taste in a simple, tiny package! these things have saved me on international backpacking trips, camping, and running late to work. all the love, alpine start!

    Replacing my other coffee methods

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I will choose efficiency over accessories to make coffee nearly everytime- even at home on my super late to work days.
    This coffee works and tastes good. I have used it everywhere: camping, early hikes, studying and work. Highly recommend this product across the boards.

    The best instant coffee!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    A friend of mine gave me this to try and I have hooked ever since! So good hot or cold. I love it for traveling and even when I am home. All you need is water! The flavor is full and smooth.

    quick. easy. delicious.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I tried Alpine Start coffee for the first time in Lander at the Dolomite Dash. It was great! I took some with me to an ultra marathon aid station I was working, it was a great pick me up for the 100 mile runners at 3-4am.

    Definitely recommend.

    Required for big days outside

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I used to be all about the Jetboil french press + pre-ground coffee, but that isn't great for days where you really don't want to spend any extra time in camp, when you're on a glacier and don't want to leave coffee grounds everywhere, or even when you're leaving the house real early and don't want to wake up roommates with the grinder. This stuff is just as tasty, but way faster and easier. I put two packets in a 16-oz Nalgene and sip on that throughout the morning, and sometimes will do a single packet in 16oz cold water in the afternoon if I'm still going. Just wish it came in bulk!

    Quick brew pick me up

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been keeping a pack or two in my bike bag, climbing pack, camp bags, mess kit, work lunch bag... ie just about everywhere. Really enjoy the full flavor of this coffee COLD, just mix with water straight out of the tap/ bubbler/ alpine lake!

    Best instant coffee on the market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using Alpine Start Coffee for the last 18 months for my outdoor endeavors. I've mixed it with Carbopro and used it to Climb Mt. Rainier, I've used it during triathlon, rock climbing, trail running, or even to make a quick brew during a refuel on a road down to Austin. For me supporting small businesses are important and a company like Alpine Start is a great example of a small business taking a leap on a product and doing an amazing job!

    Keep up the good work!

    Good instant coffee, Okay coffee

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I found this stuff to be similar in quality to Starbucks Via. That is to say - it's worlds better than the old school instant coffee that your parents used to drink, it's better than most gas station coffee, but it's still instant coffee and it's not as good as a real cup.

    Crawling out of a tent or a bivy sack for an Alpine Start, this stuff definitely would scratch the coffee itch and you can't beat the convenience of instant coffee in the backcountry.

    great for instant

      As somewhat of a french press coffee snob I was a bit skeptical to try these. This is actually pretty delicious and doesn't have the fake taste that a lot of other brands I have tried. Personally this is perfect for a really early start when car camping or every day for in the backcountry. For general car camping I would still say getting the press dirty is worth the effort. They have some cool recipes on their website including a few cocktails. The powder will dissolve in hot or cold so it is very versatile.

      Convenient & Delicious, My New Go-To

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This coffee is SO GOOD! My old go-to was Starbucks Instant Via, and I even got the French press system for my MSR WindBoiler because, personally, I don’t think those sbux packets are that great. Then Alpine Start made these packets with instant coffee that’s easily portable, delicious, and can be “brewed” hot or cold! It's a really good product created by a small team of passionate people, and I’m all about supporting that.

      I like my coffee black, so the original flavor is my favorite. My husband doesn’t like coffee without sugar and cream, but he loves a warm drink in the morning when we’re camping – the Coconut Creamer Latte is his favorite. I’ve just ordered the Dirty Chai Latte packets and can’t wait to try that flavor, as well!

      Fast and delicious!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I always have grand intentions when heading out on a trip to bring fancy coffee making equipment. But the reality is, I keep going back to Alpine Start because it's SO good and SO easy. Why mess with whole or ground beans, waiting, waiting, pressing, dealing with the mess, etc...when you can just boil water and have coffee in seconds. The choice is easy, get this coffee!


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've never been much of an instant coffee fan until now. What I love most about Alpine Start is that you still get that rich flavor without the use of a coffee press. I also love the fact that Alpine Start is perfect for alpine starts! When I'm headed out into the alpine to make a summit push I'm packing items that are going to be light, versatile, and provides energy. Alpine start packs easy, supplies me with the energy I need to start my morning, and tastes amazing!

      The only instant coffee I will mess with

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I hate instant coffee more than anyone. It all tastes so bad. EXCEPT Alpine Start. Alpine Start is the best instant coffee in existence, by far. It's even better than some drip coffees. If you don't feel like carrying a press or pour over in the backcountry, just bring a few boxes of Alpine Start. It's really good, trust me.

      Best of Instant, better than most drip!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Alpine start is superior to all other instant coffee that I have tried. I started out with grocery store instant in an attempt to go faster and lighter with my adventures. After trying everything in the states I would beg friends to bring back international instants, I no longer need to do so. Alpine start is rich, flavorful, without any chemical taste. Its significantly better than most diner coffee. Highly recommend it to reduce weight and volume in your pack and reduce cleaning time, and still enjoy great coffee.

      The BEST!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      On the CDT now and have been surviving off Alpine Start, the best instant coffee I’ve found! Can make it cold or hot, depending on what you like! Mix in a little Nido or protein powder and voila! I also just completed the Nolan’s 14 line in Colorado while heading NOBO and stuck some in my running idea I’ve ever had. I LOVE coffee and Alpine Start has taken the place of my morning pour over or cup of beloved bialetti espresso when I’m out in the hills!