Black Medicine

Iced Coffee

Location: Oakland, California

Origin: Ethiopia; Guatemala.

Roast: NA

Est. Price: $3.50/11 fluid ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: /

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

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.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2014 tasting report: Bottled Iced Coffees

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