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Alpine Start Coffee Review

Taste Test: Alpine Start Coffee

Alpine Start Coffee Review

Instant coffee gets a bad rap for tasting like dirt. But coffee doesn’t have to be terrible when you’re miles away from civilization. Founder and professional climber Matt Segal dreamed up the idea of good instant coffee while he was out in the Bugaboos. Alpine Start Coffee is here to change your mind.

I personally do not drink coffee—I think it all tastes like dirt, with the exception of affogatos. I enlisted the help of several friends to do some coffee taste testing for me on some recent backpacking trips. Like all instant coffees, Alpine Start is easy to prep. Open a packet. Dump it into your cup. Boil 8 oz. of water. Dump into cup with powder. Stir. Voila, coffee! Each package comes with eight single serve packets.

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Nature's Coffee Kettle Black Tea Review

Nature’s Coffee Kettle Black Tea

Nature's Coffee Kettle Black Tea Review

It always blows people’s minds when I say I don’t drink coffee. I mean you guys, come on. Do you really think I need extra caffeine? I’m bouncing off the walls 24/7, filled with extreme excitement ALL THE TIME. But sometimes when it’s pre-dawn in the backcountry and my sleeping bag is super snuggly and I really don’t want to get outside of my tent, it’s super nice to have a piping hot cup of something to wake me up. When I’m the only tea drinker in the group, I’ll usually pack in my own tea bags, if I even remember to. In groups? I’m totally sold on Nature’s Coffee Kettle.

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4 Ways to Caffeinate While Camping

4 Ways to Caffeinate While Camping Snowpeak Gigalite Stove

Caffeine withdrawals. It’s a real struggle. Many people think that heading out to the wilderness means giving up luxuries like cushy mattresses, coffee, running water. Okay, you’re giving up most of that, but caffeine doesn’t have to be one of them!

If you’re someone who feels rage without your daily dose of caffeine, read on!

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A Quick Look: United By Blue Coffeehouse & Clothier Flagship

I had some time to kill while in Philly last month for Christmas. Wandered around Center City for a while before popping over to Old City to check out the United By Blue flagship location.

United By Blue, founded in 2010, believes in sales with a purpose. Everything they offer is responsibly made and the company removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through cleanups for each product sold. Located in an early 1900s building, their flagship store uses repurposed materials to create the open and homey environment that invites you in for a cup of coffee and retail therapy. The store serves ReAnimator Coffee, roasted locally in Philly. Ample seating and a comfy, sink-yourself-in couch offers space to catch up with friends or with work. Above the retail store is United By Blue headquarters! All the magic happens here.

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