Starbucks Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee Review

Starbucks Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee Review

Company

I don’t think there needs to be much of a introduction for Starbucks. It started in 1971 in Seattle, Washington. Since then it has grown to over 24,000 locations around the world. They have become the brand of coffee in the world. They just came out a new cold brew coffee Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew, so of course I had to try it. According to their website “Our custom blend of beans, 70% Colombia Nariño and 30% African, are grown to steep long and cold for a super-smooth flavor. Nariño 70 Cold Brew is handcrafted in small batches daily, slow-steeped in cool water for 20 hours, without touching heat.” So it is a little bit different than their original cold brew which is 100% of Colombia Nariño.

Taste

The fragrance that comes off of the drink has a sweet pumpkin flavor. It is certainly spiced heavily as you can smell it. When you first bring the coffee into your mouth you get this sweet water flavor. It is very clean just taste like sugar and water. The sweetness is not over bearing andis very refreshing. Then as the coffee goes into the middle of the mouth you get the same sweet water taste. There is no acidity in the drink and/or bitterness at all. As it finally travels to the end you get this nice heavy spiced flavor. There are hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. It actually taste a lot like pumpkin spice. To be honest I think they just put their spice from the pumpkin spice latte and put it in this drink. After that spice fades away you get the coffee flavor. It has a great coffee taste but it is too light and overshadowed by the spice. If they had either lowered the spice or increased the concentration of coffee it would be a near perfect drink. The body is very light however it leaves your mouth almost the moment you stop drinking. The caffeine level is average.

Summary

All in all this Starbucks Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew is a pretty good drink. There are a few things keeping it from being perfect. The first is the light coffee flavor. The spice and cream work well with the coldness brew just needed more coffee flavor. Also the body is very light and doesn’t give you that lingering coffee flavor in your mouth. If you don’t like coffee flavors and you like pumpkin spice then you will like this.

Cappio Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Cup

Cappio Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Cup

Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Starbucks Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Price: $2.69 for 16 oz (more likely there is really only 10 oz in there, maybe even less), $0.27 oz (based on the 10 oz).

-Richard

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