Blue Island Cold Brew Coffee Kombucha: Maca Espresso Review
Blue Island Coffee is a company derives its tastes and flavors from the Caribbean. They use sustainable sourcing and use organic and direct trade coffee. They also use small batch roasting. Adding to the claim of being organic they say that there are zero pesticides used in the farming of their coffee beans. They also are dedicated to giving back to causes that support clean environments, clean oceans, and clean beaches. They make 4 different distinct lines. They have their coffee beans in various forms, coffeebucha which is a mix of coffee and kombucha, nitro cold brew coffee, and also cold brew coffee pouches. There really isn’t much info about how they brew their cold brew except that they use cold water.
The smell that comes off the bottle when you open the bottle is this vinegary smell. It almost smells like a lemon flavored ice tea. When you first get it into your mouth it has the taste of ginger ale with the carbonation and a slight vinegar taste as well. The carbonation is very strong in this and should be because glass bottles keep carbonation in the best. As it goes further back on the tongue it opens up with more of a lemon taste. The very end of this cold brew is a tea like taste that comes out. That comes in and out very quickly and you also get this very quick spike of the coffee flavor. There is also a slight caramel taste underlying the other two flavors. There is no body in this except for the slight vinegar taste that lasts a short time. Also, there isn’t much caffeine in this drink. There is only 40 mg which equates to about to half a can of Red Bull. The price is $3.99 for a 10 oz bottle which is $0.39 per ounce.
The Blue Island Cold Brew Coffee Kombucha: Maca Espresso is the second cold brew coffee I have had from Blue Island. This actually has more coffee flavor than the last one that was all cold brew coffee even though this one doesn’t have much in terms of coffee flavor either. The mixture of kombucha and coffee sounds strange on paper but in practice isn’t that bad. The maca espresso flavor, however, is so minor to the overall taste of this drink that I don’t know if other flavors really taste that much different. I guess if you like kombucha and cold brew coffee you should try this drink.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Blue Island Cold Brew Coffee Kombucha: Maca Espresso Review
Price: $3.99 for a 10 oz bottle, $0.34 oz.