When we saw an espresso flavored soda as part of the Java Pop line, we were expecting something with a stronger brew of coffee than the other flavors. However, that's not how this product drinks. Instead, it has a pretty mellow taste to it, which technically we'd classify as a coffee flavor rather than espresso. Semantics aside, this flavor is definitely enjoyable to drink. The coffee flavor is pleasing, but not overwhelming, with a light level of sweetness to it. Aside from possibly renaming this flavor, we wouldn't change a thing.