There's a nice note of caramel that hits your nose as soon as you pop the top of this carefully crafted USDA and Fair Trade soda. However, that same caramel is a bit too strong in the body of the drink, resulting in a slight candy like flavor to the finish. We think that making the coffee flavor a bit stronger (or the caramel a bit lighter) would be the right course of action for Java Pop. Still, there's something about the product that we find extremely enjoyable -- if not outright addicting. Definitely worth a try.