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Coca-cola coffee is your new way to mainline caffeine

Posted September 14

If soda and coffee just aren’t packing enough punch for you, a new beverage out of Japan might just be your dream come true.

With 50 percent more caffeine (but also 50 percent fewer calories!), Coca-Cola Coffee Plus has 34mg of caffeine and only 42 calories.

According to the website Shin-Shouhin, translated on Kotaku, the new drink is (unfortunately for us) a vending machine exclusive in Japan right now.

Photos of the canned beverage have been posted to some Japanese Twitter accounts:

The folks who tested it at Shin-Shouhin says the drink doesn't smell like Coca-Cola or coffee. Instead, they describe it as "curious" or "odd,” writing that the initial taste is cola-like but the aftertaste is where you get the coffee.

They are not fans, writing it’s “not a very delicious aroma” and the two drinks don’t pair together well.

"I didn't think it tasted good, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be," is another featured quote.

While Coca-Cola Coffee Plus is new, it’s not the first time Coca-Cola ventured into the coffee world. Godiva Belgian Blends coffees are a Coca-Cola brand, and remember Coca-Cola BlāK, another coffee-flavored version of Coke? It only lasted two years, but thanks to the internet, you can make a version of it yourself.

There is no word yet on when or if Coca-Cola Coffee Plus will make it to America. But if you’re near the Washington, D.C. area, pop into Compass Coffee, where they’ll make you their own version with a bottle of Coca-Cola with two shots of espresso.

There are also recipes online so you can over-caffeinate your cola beverages in your own home. This one for a Coca-Cola coffee granita is straight from Coca-Cola themselves. You just need brewed coffee, sugar, Coca-Cola and a half a vanilla bean.

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If iced coffee is more your thing, check out this iced mocha cola. All you need is ice, coffee, Coca-Cola and half-and-half. Reviews are mixed, with some people saying it’s an acquired taste and odd, but no one really disliking it.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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