Review: La Colombe Peppermint Mocha Draft Latte
Covers Products: Peppermint Mocha
When it comes to innovation, La Colombe has been on quite a tear over the past year. And with the introduction of their seasonal Peppermint Mocha, the trend continues.
From our perspective, adding a peppermint flavored beverage to your lineup for the Winter season is almost like adding a pumpkin spice flavored product to your lineup in the Fall. And much like their pretty phenomenal take on pumpkin spice, La Colombe’s Peppermint Mocha Draft Latte offers a more subtle approach than you’ll find in other products using these flavors. This starts with the blend of cold-pressed espresso and frothed milk that’s at the base of this and all of the other La Colombe Draft Lattes. It adds a texture to the drink’s body and gives the product a light and almost fluffy mouthfeel. This is, above everything else, what really sets this product apart.
From there, they’ve added peppermint and cocoa to provide the Peppermint Mocha flavor. These flavors, along with the added sugar, have been used with restraint, which results in pretty subtle notes of both the mint and chocolate. This also helps the product have really nice balance in what it offers, which we think will help it appeal to both the masses and the more serious coffee drinkers out there.
On the packaging front, the theme of subtlety continues. Peppermint Mocha is packaged in the same 9 oz. can that’s used throughout the La Colombe Draft Latte lineup. It features a stacked design to the front of the can along with an aqua blue accent color that’s on both the label and the top of the can.
Overall, this is another really well-executed product from La Colombe that’s both very enjoyable and shows how versatile the Draft Latte format is.