If you love caffeinated beverages of all kinds, you’ll be thrilled by the latest news from Coca-Cola. The company is coming out with a new drink that will pique the interest of any adventurous coffee lover.
That drink? Coca-Cola with Coffee, a mixture of the classic soda and brewed coffee. To help you decide whether this new drink is for you (and even give your tastebuds a sneak peek!), we’ve put together this quick guide. Find out when you’ll see it in stores, what it will taste like, and how much caffeine you can expect:
When Is Coke Coffee Coming Out?
Coca-Cola with Coffee has been rolled out in the United States! You should be able to find it in stores now. Check the Coca-Cola website for details on where to find this new drink.
Do you live somewhere else in the world? This coffee-and-soda hybrid rolled out in Japan (where canned coffee is hugely popular) back in 2018, and it’s currently available in 30 countries, including Vietnam, Australia, and Italy.
What does Coca-Cola with Coffee taste like?
Coca-Cola with coffee comes in three flavors: caramel, dark blend, and vanilla. Since it hasn’t been released yet here, we can’t be sure exactly what it tastes like. But don’t despair! There’s one easy way to try this drink, and it doesn’t require you to hop on a flight to Japan.
Try Making It At Home
Coke is a classic mixer, and people have been combining it with other drinks ever since it was invented. Coffee is the same — just ask the Irish! So the best way to figure out if you’ll like Coca-Cola with Coffee is to try mixing them at home.
When we tried it, we were amazed! The slight bitterness of the coffee combines perfectly with the chocolatey fizz of the soda. It’s a complex, bubbly drink — like a coffee and tonic with a richer flavor.
Needless to say, the real thing will probably be better. Chances are good that the flavor experts at Coca-Cola have perfected the ratio!
How Much Caffeine?
The new Coca-Cola with Coffee will have 69 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce can. That’s about double the usual caffeine in a can of Coke (34 milligrams).
What about the caffeine in Coke vs coffee? A typical 8-ounce cup of black coffee has 95 milligrams of caffeine, so this new drink is a less caffeinated option. Keep in mind that the sugar will probably counteract that balance, though. Each can also has 70 calories, compared to the 140 calories you’d find in a classic Coke. Coffee is practically calorie-free, so it’s a pretty healthy addition to this drink!
Coca-Cola Plus Coffee: The Bottom Line
When the new Coca-Cola with Coffee comes out, will you be first in line to try it? If you’re a lover of Coke and coffee, this is a no-brainer. But if you generally avoid soda, this new mixture might not be enough to entice you. All we know is, we can’t wait to see how the real deal compares to our at-home version.