Coca-Cola has tried adding coffee to its classic soda before with Coca-Cola Blak in 2006, but this time is a bit different.
Find out more about the new Coke with Coffee, the flavors it comes in, and our thoughts on the vanilla flavored version in this Coke with Coffee review.
What is Coca-Cola With Coffee?
Coke With Coffee is infused with Brazillian coffee powder to give it 69 mg of caffeine per 12 oz can.
Much like Coca-Cola Blak, these are sweetened with a mixture of high fructose corn syrup, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium in the U.S and use sugar in place of high fructose corn syrup in other countries.
What really sets Coca-Cola With Coffee apart from its predecesser is that it comes in 5 varieties:
- Dark Blend
- Dark Blend Zero Sugar
- Vanilla Zero Sugar
We found a coupon for this and decided to try the Vanilla version.
Does it taste like Vanilla Coke mixed with coffee?
It’s time to find out!
Vanilla Coke With Coffee Review
The slim cans bring a nice sleekness and store-bought coffee vibe.
A fragrance similar to a vanilla latte had our morning coffee drinkers waiting with anticipation for the first sip.
This poured, looked, and sipped like regular Coke.
The first sips proved to be rather shocking.
While it smelled like vanilla coffee, the actual coffee taste in this was extremely faint to undetectable for us. We all agreed that Coca-Cola With Coffee Vanilla tastes more like a vanilla float than anything else.
This would have received high ratings if they named it “Coca-Cola Vanilla Float With Caffeine” as the resemblance to a vanilla float is uncanny, especially for 70 calories!
The caffeine in this is enough make you feel alert and energized, like a cup of coffee, so we are not denying the presence of coffee -even if we cannot taste it.
Our final verdict in this Coke With Coffee review is that we love the flavor, but it doesn’t taste like coffee at all. Those looking for a caffeinated vanilla float flavored drink will love it, but another flavor of Coke With Coffee might be better if you are craving actual coffee flavor in your Coca-Cola.
We are now even more curious what the dark roast and caramel flavors are like. Do they taste more like coffee than the vanilla flavor. We will let you know what we find out!
Update: The Dark Roast Coke With Coffee flavor does taste like regular Coca-Cola mixed with coffee!
Summary and Rating
We started this Coke With Coffee review expecting to find the flavor of coffee somewhere. Instead, we discovered that the vanilla variety is like drinking a Vanilla Coke float with added caffeine.
- Nice Vanilla Float Taste
- 70 calories
- No discernable coffee flavor
- Artificial sweetners in both the regular and Zero Sugar versions
The taste is great but doesn’t match the name. We factored that into our ratings.
Rating: 6.3/10 (Good)
Have you tried Coca-Cola With Coffee? What do you think of our assessment in this Coke With Coffee review? Share your thoughts in the comments down below 🙂
4 thoughts on “Coke With Coffee Review: Does It Taste Like Coffee?”
Considering they redesigned all these labels recently they should’ve tweaked the opening on the can maybe borrow from monster/nos 710ml resealable can
I also tried the vanilla flavor CocaCola with coffee. I was disappointed in the taste. I was hoping for more of a coffee flavor, but found it missing. I also got a can of mocha flavored CocaCola with coffee, and I am hoping thre is more coffee flavor in that can.
I thought the same no real coffee flavor, tasted too sweet for me, and definitely not a morning drink.
Wish it was more coffee too it. I can taste the slightest coffee flavor but only if I’m thinking about it. I have the dark blend too but yet to try it, fingers crossed it actually taste like coffee
I only noticed slightly more coffee flavor in the dark blend, unfortunately. Fingers crossed that you enjoy it anyway!