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Coke and Coffee

July 28, 2013

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As in Coca Cola, not cocaine, you scumbag.

A few years ago, Coke released a coffee-flavoured brand of cola: Coca-Cola BlāK. For the weeks between being released and being executed by an angry mob of tastebuds, I drank it as much as possible. I don’t like pop to begin with, so it was at least an improvement. I mourned its loss for years, until today, when I had the brilliant revelation that coffee and Coke are both readily available.

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Putting Coffee in Coke:

I went with about 2/3 Coke and 1/3 coffee, over ice, in a Crown Royal glass for some reason.

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This is not bad. Not all that different from how I remember BläK tasting. It’s hard to get over the feeling that you’re drinking two things at once rather than a single drink, but I could get used to it.

It does get watered down due to the ice required to keep it cold. What if I could combine the flavours without that pesky coldness? Which leads to…

Putting Coke in Coffee:

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I decided to take it all the way and prepare hot coffee with cream and sweetener before adding about 1/4 of a mug Coke.

This is … more interesting. The Coke and the sweetener engaged in some kind of audible chemical reaction that sounded like a bomb about to go off, then formed a froth of pure sweetness on top of the coffee. The froth tasted pretty good, but the coffee itself just took on the flavour of flat, bitter Coke.

Some people are really into Coke (my girlfriend drinks more of it than I drink coffee), but I just don’t get it. It’s a brown liquid of nonspecific flavour, with bubbles added so that every sip is an IOU for a burp or a fart. I tried to let it hang with coffee, but I’d rather the Coke just kept its nose out of it.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2013 8:24 pm

    You are a brave man

  2. Miss Spellings permalink
    August 3, 2013 6:12 pm

    “…executed by an angry mob of the >>>pubic’s<<< tastebuds…" <— was that INTENTIONAL ? LOL!! :P

    • August 3, 2013 6:26 pm

      Hahaha, not at all. Gross. I’ve corrected it. Thank you!

      • Anonymous permalink
        October 27, 2013 11:02 pm

        i want to try it it looks nice

      • Anonymous permalink
        October 27, 2013 11:03 pm

        i want it all it all over me

  3. December 11, 2013 5:05 pm

    Years ago, back in the mid-1990s, one of my co-workers would arrive at work every morning, walk straight to the coffee machine and fill up a large mug half way with coffee. No cream, no sugar — just black coffee. She’d then walk over to the drink machine, buy a can of Pepsi, and fill the mug the rest of the way with the Pepsi.

    I never tried it, but she assured me that it tasted nothing like what I would expect, and it helped her immensely in getting her rump into gear for the work-day that lay ahead. Just regular coffee wouldn’t cut it, apparently. Neither would just consuming regular Pepsi. The mixture of the two, in roughly equal parts, was somehow required for zipping her into work-day mode.

    She did this every single morning of the 4+ years I worked with her. She claimed she had been turned on to the practice by a college roommate, about 10 year prior, who also used to do it as a regular morning ritual.

    I always thought she was just a touch insane, myself. The idea of mixing a decent cup of coffee and a sugary soft-drink together seems to me to be nothing be repugnant.

  4. January 13, 2014 12:25 am

    Ooh I be loving your site. I am a coffee fiend myself and once tried out of boredom tea and coffee mixed. Dont is my feedback. Tea people and coffee people is something I have been researching and how I came to your site. Coffee is dark sexy and good looking and tea is kind of well beige. I dont get on with tea folk! Although Lady Grey is aroma heaven. I cant wait to read the rest of your site.

  5. [Possible spam name] permalink
    January 16, 2014 5:50 am

    Wow sound really nice. I will try also this kind of stuff. Probably i am coffee lover.

  6. Anonymous permalink
    January 28, 2014 4:46 pm

    Problem: Hot coffee being watered down by melted ice.
    Solution: Don’t use ice or HOT coffee. Plan ahead. Brew your coffee, chill it in the fridge or freezer (don’t forget about it unless you want coffee ice cubes), then mix it with your coke.
    Holy crap that gives me a brilliant idea. Make coffee ice cubes to chill your hot coffee. I like coffee but not hot coffee. Doing it now.

  7. Anonymous permalink
    April 15, 2014 8:56 pm

    When I was a teenager, I worked late at night as a waiter at a pub. Instead of feeling left out when my older customers ordered their shift drinks, I would take a pint glass with a few ice cubes, fill it 2/3 of the way with hot black coffee, wait for the ice to melt and then add a head of coca-cola. It looked identical to a beer if assembled properly. I would get double takes from my co-workers who knew I was underage. Taste-wise it was dark, bitter and sweet in a strange way. Probably not for everybody.

  8. Anonymous permalink
    April 28, 2014 11:55 pm

    Coffee+NestléCoffemate+COKE= Boom Panis!!!

  9. CALynn permalink
    May 3, 2014 12:27 pm

    Just came across your blog after watching “Intermission” last night. Glad to see someone tried it themselves, and liked it. Your writing style and sense of humor are very entertaining. Not much of a cola drinker, but I’ve enjoyed Kahlua and Coke many a time, Coffee and coke is a natural combo to me.

  10. Anonymous permalink
    December 6, 2014 1:42 pm

    Try 2 scopes of straight instant coffee and half a coke. Drink straight don’t taste. You will have endless hours energy. I take a shot of this when I know I’m going to be super busy.

  11. joy permalink
    December 16, 2014 10:54 pm

    Haha, now that’s weird! :) I rather stick to the usual :)Like 68 DEGREES COFFEE SHOP I saw and tried yesterday here in Melbourne. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/68degreesCoffeeShop and hopefully with their great coffee you wont think about adding weird stuff in any coffee anymore, hhehe

  12. Gilda permalink
    January 30, 2015 10:36 am

    We used to drop instant coffee crystals in coffee years ago as a quick and on the go pick me upper, oddly didn’t mind it that way lends to a nutty flavour added to the coke.

  13. August permalink
    February 18, 2015 12:57 am

    Coke tastes like Coke, just like coffee tastes like coffee. So both tastes are pretty much equally non-specific. Pretty much all tastes are if you think about it. Like, how would you explain to someone what a bannana tastes like?

  14. Anonymous permalink
    February 23, 2015 8:16 pm

    I tired cold sweetened coffee plus pepsi for the first time today, and you might want to know that there is a drink with this exact taste: malt.

  15. Anonymous permalink
    April 9, 2015 2:16 pm

    i’ve done this but it does not taste good, it very literally tastes like dirt and a bit like poop

  16. Maritza permalink
    June 10, 2015 8:13 am

    Good morning!
    I just have to say my story about coffee-and-coke…
    This is the first time I have tried coffee and coke and I am already feeling totally hyped and awake- and I’ve only just woken up. I searched the interwebz to see if coffee and coke was actually a thing…
    I first heard about coffee and coke when my aunt came for a visit. She used to work at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop way back when- maybe 15 years ago- the first shift of the day, which was like, 4am or something totally insane, which surprised me because my aunt is the most sleepyhead of all sleepyheads…
    Anyway, she said that every morning the same truck driver would come around and order a large cup of coffee, no cream no sugar, filled half way, and the rest filled with Coca-Cola. My aunt says he was quite adamant that it be Coca-cola and not Pepsi. She didn’t think it was allowed but she did it anyway. And it intrigued her so much that she tried it….and she says she had never been so awake and alert her entire life. Now she only drinks it when she really doesn’t have the energy because it just really wakes her up.
    Now, I have to say that I’ve tried it with Pepsi but the taste was so awful I only took one sip and dumped the rest out. I don’t like Pepsi- it’s much too sweet. I normally drink plain black coffee anyway, so I guess it sort of makes sense that I would like Coca-Cola more since it has a more bitter taste than Pepsi.
    I have to say that I actually like the taste of coffee and Coca-Cola together (it sounds yuck, I know- it’s the first reaction I had too) but I was just so curious I HAD to try it.
    If you need to stay awake through the night (or get through the day) I think this drink will definitely do the trick, especially if your normal 3 cups of coffee doesn’t cut it anymore (which is why I did this in the first place).

  17. Anonymous permalink
    July 31, 2015 11:42 pm

    Hungarian breakfast: an espresso and a glass of cola. Of course not mixed together. :)

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