As is how many of these happen, this installment is brought to you by my wanderings in one of the local grocery stores. While in the refrigerated section, my boyfriend spotted something and brings over a small 9.5 floz (281 ml) bottle of CAcafe brand Almond Coffee. We both agreed that it would be interesting to try out and honestly I had the thought of “Well Almond milk is usually not that bad. Perhaps it will add an interesting and refreshing flavor to the coffee”.
As stated on the side of the bottle, I shook that bottle like my life depended on it. Occasionally I looked at the clear bottom to see a couple of lumps that were refusing to get into the mix. Back to the shaking as I wonder what on earth this strange mixture was going to taste like. Finally after a good couple of minutes I popped the bottle open and took a sniff, finding that the beverage had a blend of a standard coffee aroma mixed with a strong nuttiness. Gingerly I took a sip, not sure what to expect and ended up discovering that my face could contort to a coffee drink. The sweetness of cane sugar and sultry notes of Columbian coffee was rudely interrupted by the nuttiness of almond. Keeping in mind that the company makes sure that there was no dairy, lactose, soy, or cholesterol in their product so that those with allergies or on special diets could drink it but I was finding the end result of their concoction too sweet and way too nutty for my liking.
Checking out the CAcafe website, it would seem that they are a California based company which is aiming to provide all-natural products made with either coconut or almond milk. They offer a variety of coffee and tea beverages and also allow customers to order online. For those out there who are unable to consume dairy, this line of products might be a possibility for you but for my personal tastes, I think that I will avoid having another try.