Long haul flights with multiple connections are torture. Even if you’re not a fanatical multi-cup a day coffee drinker, sometimes you just want some coffee with your “breakfast” on a plane. Now we do realize that “breakfast” on a plane could be anywhere from a cookie to a full on plate of food if your in First or Business. But, coffee on planes isn’t the best. Starbucks Via to the rescue. The tiny packets mean they’ll fit in just about any pocket. Now, we prefer a latte to just a plain old cup of joe. All you need from the flight attendant is a cup with a small shot of hot water (about an ounce or so), a stir stick and another cup about 3/4 full of milk. In less than a minute, instant latte. And, no matter what you think of Starbucks coffee, it’s almost certainly better than the sludge coming from the airlines coffee pot. For ourselves, we prefer the Starbucks Via Mocha flavor. Two packets, an ounce or two of hot water, a cup of milk and some ice and voila, your own iced latte, at 30,000 feet.
Last modified: December 30, 2013