Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk

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Version:
Double Espresso, Cafe Latte, Mocha
Price:
$4.29 / 48-ounce container

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Rating:
5
On August 10, 2013
Last modified:September 19, 2015

Summary:

Deep and dark, full-bodied and creamy, or sweet and chocolatey - whatever your craving, Califia Farms has coffee-lovers covered with these decadent, yet nutritious, almond milk iced coffees. Our family had no problem devouring all three flavors in a week!

Since I’m not a fan of the bean, I simply sipped the flavors we had of Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee, for reference, and left the opinions up to my java-loving family and friends.

Califia Farms Iced Coffees with Almond Milk - Dairy-Free

The Double Espresso Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee wasn’t really that sweet, but everyone agreed that it had a wonderful full-bodied flavor that was deep and rich. This was voted as the best wake-up call on a weary day.

The Café Latte was a touch sweeter than the Double Espresso, and was by far the creamiest. It was the only variety (from those that we sampled) where the almond milk was more assertive in the flavor, and left a lingering creamy mouth feel.

Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk - Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, non-GMO and Made with Organic Coffee! Available in flavors like Mocha, Latte and Double Espresso.

Since our tasting team leaned toward dessert-addicts, the Mocha flavor was the most loved of the Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee selections that we sampled. It was definitely the sweetest, and had a rich chocolate milk taste to it (enough so to win over many of us who are coffee-averse). That said, it wasn’t as creamy as expected.

Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk - Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, non-GMO and Made with Organic Coffee! Available in flavors like Mocha, Latte and Double Espresso.

Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee beverages also win the award for being the first ready-to-drink, soy-free, dairy-free iced coffees. Plus they are made with organic fair trade coffee, boast the Non-GMO Verified label, and are packaged in a retro 48-ounce, BPA-Free PET bottle. To top it off (yes, there is more!), they are low fat, lower in sugar than your average iced coffees, and are fortified with calcium, vitamin D, and other goodies.

Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk - Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, non-GMO and Made with Organic Coffee! Available in flavors like Mocha, Latte and Double Espresso.

Certifications: Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee is Certified Kosher Pareve and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee beverages with Almond Milk are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and soy-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Califia Farms website at www.califiafarms.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

7 Comments

  1. I noticed that all of Califia Farms beverages have Carageenan in them (except the Cold Brew Coffee). They aren’t the only ones though. Many companies call their food products “all natural” but have questionable ingredients like this. From all the research I have done, that particular food additive can be toxic and carcinogenic. For that reason I avoid all products with in it. Aren’t you concerned about consuming beverages or foods with this additive in it?

    It is important to note that Carrageenan is not digestible and has no nutritional value. It is often used because it thickens and emulsifies products and it is often found even in organic and “natural” products.

    It may seem that a simple product derived from seaweed should be non-menacing, and I wish it were. This article explains some of the potential problems:

    http://wellnessmama.com/2925/what-is-carrageenan/

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  3. I have tried Califia twice now and have enjoyed it way better than the Silk Almond milk! Went to Wholefoods this past weekend with my mom and was going to try out the espresso iced coffee one but ended up putting it back. Didn’t know they had a Caffe Latte version and hope that next time they will have it. What I also like about the possibility of this is that they use Cold Brewed coffee which is way more gentle on my tummy. I am now more excited to actually try these out.

  4. I tried the almond coconut milk from Califia because I like that blend (Almond Breeze )the best,and I am having a bitter taste in my mouth. I will give other flavors a try but maybe it is the additives that are driving me nuts;(

  5. I have not been this happy in a long time. I cannot wait to try one of these. Hope I can find them in Fort Worth soon. I was just waiting for the day when a coffee company would finally start using Almond milk. Awesomeness.

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