Coffee in your Cola?
I went to one of my local supermarkets recently to buy some stuff for a DIY photography project and saw something that grabbed my interest. While on my way inside my eyes noticed a slightly different looking can of drink in one of the vending machines. It was Coca-Cola, but the red wasn’t quite as bright as it usually was AND it also had “Coffee Plus” printed on it. That looked very interesting I thought, especially as there was a notice on the machine saying it was available in Japan for a limited time only at vending machine. So, in went my 260 yen for two cans.
The new drink has only half the calories of ordinary Coca-Cola but it has 50% more caffeine due to the coffee mixed with it! Poured into a glass, it doesn’t look any different to what it usually does nor does the smell. I thought it smelled exactly a glass of Coca-Cola, no different. Definitely, no coffee smell for me. So, the next step was to drink it.
First sip, it tasted like Coca-Cola, no different. Then the after-taste hit. Yep, there was definitely coffee in this drink. I thought it was quite nice and would quite happily buy it again. No mistake, I will be buying it again! No chance of it replacing my morning cup of coffee, but something in the afternoon, it’ll be on my menu.
Anyway, I’m not sure how long this drink will be on sale for, but I guess it won’t be around forever so if you are in Tokyo and want to try you better start looking for a vending machine that has it. And if you've tried it, please let me know what you thought of it!