Califia Farms: Cafe Latte
Review: Cafe Latte
Posted: May 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM (Last Updated: Feb 07, 2014 at 10:23 AM)When it comes to ready to drink iced coffees, simplicity is rarely, if ever, a word that we use to describe the products. However, that’s exactly how we’d describe the flavor of this product. It’s very clean and straightforward, with the almond milk base providing a nice backdrop to the mild coffee flavor. There’s just a touch of sweetness in the product, to the tune of 12g of sugar per 8 oz. serving. And while it lacks the creamy body that you’ll find in most milk-based RTD latte drinks, it’s much smoother and easier to drink. Added vitamins and calcium are a plus and allow it to keep up with the competition, but we think this product can definitely win on taste alone. Visually, we really like what they’ve created, with the proprietary 48 oz. fully wrapped container feeling extremely polished and appealing. Plus, the approach feels fresh and unique, which is something that seems to be lacking in the dairy and dairy alternative categories. Lastly, the product is made with Fair Trade and non-GMO ingredients and its dairy-free, soy-free formulation is definitely something that will catch consumer’s eyes. It certainly stands far above what’s out there in the way of competition, both in terms of flavor and appearance. Overall, a very well executed and enjoyable product.