Posted: May 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM
(Last Updated: May 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM)
The Mocha Mexica flavor of Califia Farms’ Cold Brew Coffee is a rich, complex, and moderately sweetened (with cane sugar) product that is quite enjoyable. At the heart of this product is Califia Farms’ almondmilk, which the company has blended with cold brew coffee. Califia doesn't say a whole lot about the coffee itself aside from the fact that it is Rainforest Alliance Certified. From a taste perspective, the coffee, being a cold brew product, is something that could be improved upon. It does, however, work quite well with the almond milk to create something that is rich and creamy. From there, a note of chocolate followed by some spice from cinnamon and cayenne helps to round things out. All in all, it’s a nice play on a spicy hot chocolate-style flavor that has been successfully mixed with coffee. While we’d have a hard time finding ourselves reaching for something like this on a daily basis, it is a creative and well-executed flavor. Visually, we’ve been big fans of Califia Farms’ branding since the beginning and this product makes good use of it. The package is busy, but easy to read, while presenting itself in an intuitive and approachable way. Overall, a very solid product.