Califia All Black Coffee: Single Origin Review
Califia Farms are best known for making drinks that are totally plant based. They are based out of California however. Their portfolio ranges from juices to coffee. They use direct trade- sourced coffee beans from Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador which are used in this particular cold brew. They use lighter roasting in this cold brew as well to lend to more subtle aromatics as well as more depth and complexity. This particular cold brew is from their new All Black Coffee line of cold brew coffees. All their other cold brews thus far had their Almondmilk in it, this would be their first outing without it, so it will be interesting how their base coffee tastes. This particular one is single origin and the bean is from Ethiopia Yirgacheffe.
When you open the bottle the fragrance hits you in the face and not in a bad way. There are strong notes of chocolate and bold roast flavor as well. There is a berry taste as you first bring it into your mouth. The berry flavor is very strong and covers your mouth with that flavor right as you drink it. It isn’t sweet but just that tartness you get from eating a cherry. Then as it passes through the second part of your mouth the sweetness of that berry taste gets unlocked. Then as you finally get to the end of the profile of the drink you get the tail end of the sweetness. Finally, as the sweetness starts to lift you get the coffee flavor start to slide in. The flavor has really high notes of chocolate in it and some slight roast flavor. The body of this cold brew is slightly above average dancing around your mouth minutes after you have finished drinking it. The price is $4.49 for a 10.5 oz bottle which is $0.43 per ounce
The Califia All Black Coffee: Single Origin is a straight up winner. Califia has finally done it. I think I have drank 10 of their cold brew coffees and this is the best one of them all and one of the best cold brews I have had period. It is naturally sweet from the cherry of the coffee berry making it very easy to drink. Then it is also has a nice smooth finish with the chocolate smokey flavor at the end. The flavor of the coffee could have been stronger at the end, it gets lost in the sweetness of the coffee berry. All in all a great drink I am so glad they finally nailed it.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Califia All Black Coffee: Single Origin
Price: $4.49 for a 10.5 oz bottle, $0.43 oz.