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Starbucks VIA


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Did anyone try the free cup of Starbucks VIA this weekend?  If you don't know Starbucks developed an instant coffee called VIA.  I stopped in my local Starbucks and it was pretty darn good.  Anyone think this could any impact on OCS?

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I did not try it, but if I'm not mistaken the price point is about .80 a cup. I don't think it would impact OCS at all at this price point. I do think I will try some on my next camping trip though. Its tough to find a drinkable instant coffee. Can I still be roughing it if I'm drinking starbucks :)

JD

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Funny you mentioned it, I saw them the other day while I was waiting for a cup of joe and wondered about the vending opportunities since the single service "box" seems like the right size for a narrower spiral... for those a/c with snack machines, but no OCS.  Didn't get to try a sample, but assumed it would be good enough quality.  Figured I'd see it at Sam's club coffee aisle some day soon and consider it then.

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I did not try it, but if I'm not mistaken the price point is about .80 a cup. I don't think it would impact OCS at all at this price point. I do think I will try some on my next camping trip though. Its tough to find a drinkable instant coffee. Can I still be roughing it if I'm drinking starbucks :)

JD

You are correct about the price point.  I assume if this is successful, others will follow at a better price point.  Also, I would not put it past Starbuck to offer an attractive price to vendors or other OCS people. 

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