Ever just want to wake up and have coffee ready for you? Like all you need to do is pour something in a glass or mug and boom! There is your coffee?
The warmer weather has inspired my desire to keep pre-made coffee in my refrigerator. I have decided that I want to try as many bottled black coffees I can over the summer and share a list with you all. I plan to review each and give my recommendations on which bottle coffees you should try. Also, if you have any bottled coffee recommendations, please let me know, and I will try them!
I have organized the bottled coffees by type. The first section is cold brew; the second section is nitro cold brew; the third section will be iced coffees.
Check out my comprehensive list below of bottled coffees I have tried so far!
Cold Brew Bottled Coffee
La Colombe Coffee Cold Brew
This cold brew is unsweetened and a light roast.
I love that on the bottle it talks about the coffee origin and tasting notes. It says it is single-origin, not a blend, and there are notes of fruit. I love lighter roasted coffees and I really appreciate single origin coffees as well. I appreciate that the only ingredients in this cold brew are water and coffee. The bottle does mention that the coffee was produced in a facility that also processes milk.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, this the La Colombe cold brew has 0 calories and 160 mg of caffeine per serving.
What I loved about the La Colombe Cold Brew:
The coffee was light and smooth. It was so smooth, you could mistake it for a nitro cold brew. The coffee was very flavorful, a tad fruity, and had a creamy texture. It was not very acidic and did not have much of a bite at all. Overall, the coffee was light and delicious.
I really loved that I got about 3 mornings of coffee from this bottle. I typically drink 8-16 oz of coffee every morning and was impressed by how long this lasted me.
What I do not love about the La Colombe Cold Brew:
Nothing. This is definitely my favorite cold brew I have tried so far.
I HIGHLY recommend this coffee. The flavor, smoothness, and size of the bottle make this an overall excellent choice. I loved it black and would recommend drinking it black, that is how good it is.
This cold brew could also be an excellent base for any creamer or sweetener you like to add to coffee. I can also see cold foam being super delicious on top of this coffee.
Stok Cold Brew Coffee
This cold brew is un-sweet and black.
I love that it comes in a glass bottle. It is neat that the label talks about how the coffee is brewed and for how long. The ingredients included natural flavors in addition to the water and coffee. Also, the coffee is produced in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, and wheat.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, this cold brew has 15 calories and does not have the amount of caffeine in each serving.
What I love about Stok Cold Brew:
I like the smooth and consistent flavor of the coffee. I also like that it is UTZ Certified. UTZ certified means that it is certified with the largest sustainable farming certification in the world.
What I do not love about Stok Cold Brew:
I do not love that it contains the ingredient “natural flavors” just because so many other brands only use coffee and water. I also do not like that it is processed in a facility with many allergens. The coffee itself is very dark, a little bitter, a little watery, and not super flavorful. This coffee should be a base rather than black.
This coffee would be good if you are looking for a decent black coffee that is from sustainable farmers. This would be a good base for adding flavoring or creamer.
Wandering Bear Cold Brew
This cold brew is straight black and has no sugar. The ingredients are water and organic, fair-trade coffee. This company has ensured great packaging by keeping the coffee really fresh and making sure it is recyclable. The package says it is USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, this Wandering Bear cold brew has 20 calories and 300 mg of caffeine per serving.
What I love about Wandering Bear cold brew:
This cold brew is smooth, rich, and creamy. It is very flavorful and robust. It tastes a bit darker, which makes it feel stronger and a little more pungent.
I really love the size and packaging. This is the perfect size for traveling.
I also love that it is verified organic and fairtrade certified!
What I do not love about Wandering cold brew:
The only thing I did not love about this cold brew is that there were a few coffee grounds at the bottom of my glass. Not too much but enough to notice.
Since this coffee is dark, I would highly recommend using this coffee as a base. I think cold foam would taste amazing on top of this cold brew. I did love drinking this coffee black and would recommend it if you like strong, black coffee.
The Buzz Wegmans Organic Cold Brew Coffee
This cold brew is unsweetened, black coffee. The ingredients are water and organic coffee. It is also USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, The Buzz Wegmans Organic cold brew has 10 calories and does not have the amount of caffeine per serving.
What I love about The Buzz Wegmans Organic Cold Brew:
I like the size of this cold brew. It is a good grab and go option. I also like that it is labeled as organic, gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan.
What I do not love about The Buzz Wegmans Organic Cold Brew:
I had high hopes, but unfortunately, this coffee was not my favorite. This cold brew was dark, bitter, acidic, and not as smooth as a regular cold brew. I was not a fan of this coffee black.
Due to the size of this coffee, if I needed coffee and was near a Wegmans, I would get this. I would really recommend adding cream or sweetener to this cold brew.
Loco Coffee Co. Original Cold Brew Coffee + Coconut Water
This coffee has no sugar, and no preservatives added. The ingredients are coffee, water, and coconut water from concentrate. It says that it is processed in a facility that also processes milk ingredients, soy, and tree nuts. This coffee talks about how it replenishes natural electrolytes.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, Loco Coffee Co. cold brew has 45 calories and does not have the amount of caffeine per serving.
What I love about Loco Coffee Co. cold brew:
I like the concept of adding coconut water to the cold brew for the sake of getting natural electrolytes. It was smooth, kind of creamy, and did not taste like coconut.
What I do not love about Loco Coffee Co. cold brew:
The flavor was kind of interesting and pungent. It was unique, kind of sweet/fruity, and bitter. There were some flavor notes of coffee, and it was a bit watery.
I did not love the flavor of this coffee. Unless I wanted some electrolytes, I probably would not choose to drink this.
If you’re looking for a natural way to replenish electrolytes, this could be a good option. This would have been more delicious with creamer and flavoring.
Nitro Cold Brew Bottled Coffees
Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew
This coffee is black, unsweet, and is infused with nitrogen. I really like that the only ingredients are coffee, water, and nitrogen. The can says that Starbucks is committed to ethically sourced coffee in partnership with Conservation International. Conservation International is a nonprofit environmental organization.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, Starbucks nitro cold brew has 10 calories and does not have the amount of caffeine per serving.
What I love about Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew:
Just about everything. This nitro cold brew is smooth and creamy. It has a rich flavor but is not too strong. The can itself looks cool, which is a plus. The can has instructions on how to properly open the can because of the nitrogen part. As suggested, when you pour the can into a glass, you can see a nice layer of foam at the top of the glass. This is something I love! I like the amount of coffee that comes in each can too.
What I do not love about Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew:
Nothing, I thought this we a great way to have a nitro cold brew coffee at home!
I would recommend this coffee black! I love black nitro cold brew coffees so much that I may be a little biased, but this coffee was delicious. This was the first bottled coffee I tried, so I would like to try it again after trying multiple bottled nitro cold brews to see how it compares.
Rise Brewing Co. Original Black Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
This coffee is black and unsweetened. The can has a USDA certification, and the can says non-sugar, no dairy, Gluten-Free, and Non-GMO. The only ingredients are water and organic coffee. This coffee is infused with nitrogen, but it does not state that in the ingredients.
If you are interested in the nutrition information, Starbucks nitro cold brew has 0 calories and has 180 mg of caffeine per serving. The can says the 180 mg of caffeine is the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee.
What I love about Rise Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew:
There was a robust layer of foam when the coffee is poured into the glass. I love the foam on nitro cold brews, so this was very visually pleasing and tasted great. The coffee itself was smooth, clean, and consistent. It had decent flavor and was a little sweet and not too bitter. I also really like that the can had a lot of information on it. It told a short story of the company, and the labeling of allergens and certifications was nice.
What I did not love about Rising Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew:
The only thing I did not like was that the can was small. There were only 7 oz of coffee in the can. Even though the label says that it has the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee, it felt like there was not a lot of coffee.
I loved this coffee black and was highly recommend it black. Again, I love black nitro cold brew coffees, so this may be a bit bias. I think this coffee would be an excellent base for any nitro cold brew based drinks you want to make at home. You could easily add cream, flavoring, sweeter, etc., and it would still be fantastic.
Bottled Iced Coffee
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