Location: Oakland, California
Origin: Ethiopia; Guatemala.
Est. Price: $3.50/11 fluid ounces
Review Date: July 2014
With Milk: 9
A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Balanced, sweetly bright, complex. Juicy, fruit-toned acidity; round, plush mouthfeel. Sweet cocoa, peach, ripe orange, a hint of flowers in flavor and finish. The addition of cold milk rounds flavor notes without dampening them.
This coffee is brewed hot under pressurized nitrogen to produce a concentrate that is then cooled, diluted and bottled. A small amount of vitamin C is added to the finished beverage as preservative. Black Medicine is a quality-focused micro-brewer that only produces various forms of cold coffee. Visit www.blackmedicine.com or call 510-636-1350 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: An impressively complete and balanced cold coffee, refreshing yet substantial.