"Waka is palatable. Good, in fact. It’s made from single-origin 100% Arabica type coffee beans sourced from Columbia. It’s a medium roast, not overpowering, slightly fruity (an orange-rind undertone, for me)."
"Waka uses freeze-drying—a much more expensive method that also preserves a lot more flavor. This is the method used to make astronaut ice cream, lightweight camping food, and those crunchy dried strawberries that are in your Special K Red Berries cereal."
"Waka Coffee is a perfect solution for travelers and other coffee drinkers on-the-go... Instead of wasting coffee-shop to-go cups, you can toss your reusable bottle and a few Waka packets in your bag and just add hot water."
"It’s great that the Cali-based Waka donates a percentage of their sales to charity: water, which brings clean and safe drinking water to global communities. As for their coffee: They use 100% Colombian Arabica beans, and offer a smooth, not bitter sipper."
"Forget the chemicals and additives—Waka’s instant coffee is made with 100% pure Arabica beans. Bonus: As part of their “Add Water, Give Water” program, part of your purchase goes towards funding clean water initiatives around the world."
"Waka doesn’t include anything except pure premium coffee, so you know exactly what’s in your cup. And after taking one sip, you won’t believe the coffee you’re drinking didn’t take 20 minutes to brew."
"While most instant coffees on the market can be milder in flavor, Waka Coffee's Arabica bean ingredients are barista-approved and are commonly used in most coffee shops... Ideal for those looking to get a caffeine kick on the go without relying on a traditional drip coffee machine. "
"This quality instant coffee — Waka Coffee — tastes like the real thing, but it’s fast like instant. The coffee is packed in single-serve, eco-friendly little packets that are good for taking on a hike, a camping trip, or to the office."
"The taste was so smooth. Just as if I would have brewed it in my coffee maker. The smell was AMAZING! We added a bit of creamer (because creamer is just so good) and it did not take away from the amazing taste of WAKA Coffee!"
"Seriously, it was absolutely delicious... even the aroma of Waka Coffee was incredible. It was rich, smoky, earthy, with a touch of an outdoorsy perfume... It’s clearly medium roast coffee, my favorite, with a great viscosity and non-bitter or burned flavor."
"Caramel-toned, richly sweet. Dark caramel, magnolia-like flowers, cedar, baker’s chocolate, a hint of apricot in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned in structure with brisk acidity; smooth mouthfeel. The finish is crisply sweet and resonant, with lingering notes of caramel and apricot."
"While most instant coffees have 'chalky' taste, Waka Coffee proves that coffee can be both instant and high quality. You'll be able to notice a myriad of flavorful tones that are caramelly, sweet, and smooth. The finish also has some nice fruity tones. We're big fans of Waka Coffee, and we also love that they donate 4% of each sale to support clean water projects."
"I was a little skeptical, but I have to admit – it was a darn good cup of coffee... it’s definitely a solid option to have in the cupboard when you’re in a hurry. Waka is also a business with a purpose – providing clean water to those who need it."
"After enjoying the bold flavor, I noticed it quickly tapered into a smooth and balanced aftertaste where subtle citrus notes were readily discernible. I was impressed by how true this coffee remained to the traditional coffee experience."
"Waka tastes nice and in some cases better than the brewed coffee I've had but overall pretty much on par with brewed coffee... Overall, Waka is a high-quality instant coffee and seems like it would be great for camping trips and other occasions when brewing coffee isn't an option."
"No soapy aroma, and a nice balance of butterscotch sweetness with a subtle citrus/orange acidity... I was able to drink this black with no complaints – there was zero bitterness and no unpleasant flavors that I would have felt the need to cover up with milk/sugar."