Looking for coffee on the go? Voila!


Besides water and craft beer (not necessarily in that order on any given day), coffee is definitely something I consume my fair share of. Over my years, and likely thanks to living in Oregon for the past 13 years, my taste has gotten more and more refined over the years. I am FAR from a “coffee snob”, but have learned that I like local and small batch offerings more so than mass-produced options, and I like them in bean form just prior to grinding and brewing. My latest “splurge” was a coffee maker with a grinder attached, which makes my mornings SO much better.

But freshly ground coffee is not always practical. I have three young kids at home, and sitting down to grind and brew a fresh pot or cup is not always feasible. Never mind that I LOVE coffee pre- and post-race, as well as when I am hitting up the backcountry. Beans don’t travel super well in these instances. There are a few travel coffee options out there, but they are mostly from mass-produced suppliers (not necessarily bad, just not my favorite. A new subscription service, Voila, is hitting the market on November 1, 2017 (after being funded on Kickstarter last year), and may just be the answer to my prayers. We were sent a sample box to check out, and you can bet I will be ordering more.

Voila sends a cigarette-looking box of 5 different types of coffee with each order. Each is enough for one cup (8-10 ounces) and all it requires is that you add hot water. In our sample box, we received a packet from Coava and Upper Left Roasters (local Portland favorites), as well as other smaller roasters from across the country. The taste of each we will leave up to you (though we loved all of ours), but know that you will get to customize your taste preferences when you order and will be matched in future orders depending on your desires. These can be changed whenever you feel like it, so you won’t have to worry. The coffee tasted fresh, and was super convenient for me while I was at work and at the park after a run, and will also be perfect to toss in our pack for our next overnight camping trip.

We love that these guys are local (based out of Bend), and expect great things!



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Subscription: Voila

Cycle: Monthly; Able to select how many/per month (5, 10, 15); Pricing TBD

Every Cup of Voilà is meticulously hand-crafted from the best specialty coffees in the world to near-perfect extractions to uphold the quality from farm to cup. Whether you keep Voilà on-hand for that exceptionally rough afternoon or use Voilà to experience new coffees and roasters monthly, we believe you will be blown away by the quality and flavor in every cup. When you sign up, just select how many cups of coffee you would like each month, customize your taste preferences, & Voilà! You’ll get amazing coffee from roasters you love, to enjoy wherever and whenever, in just seconds!

Thank you to Voila for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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