Coca-Cola announced it will be launching its own coffee-flavoured soda in 25 countries by the end of the year – and Australia is rumoured to be one of them.
Dubbed Coca-Cola Plus Coffee, the sweet beverage was first trialled Down Under in 2017, before suddenly disappearing less than a year later.
But now it appears to be back with consumer-based Facebook account I Bought It At hinting at the launch.
‘Not enough caffeine in your afternoon can of Coke? Well look no further! Coca Cola Plus Coffee will be soon available in 25 countries, it’s rumoured that Australia is on this list,’ they wrote online.
Coke Coffee was designed to reach consumers during specific occasions and channels like the mid-afternoon energy slump at work,’ CEO James Quincey said.
The drink is a mix of both cold brewed coffee and Coca-Cola – and as such, as less caffeine than the former and more than the latter. It also has less sugar than pure Coke.
Since the announcement was made, fans have had mixed reactions to the idea of the new drink online.
‘It better be good, because I’m curious,’ wrote one. Another chimed in: ‘I have already tried a mix of coffee and coke, it’s a good taste and sure wakes one up.’
Others were less excited, with one writing: ‘I came up with this idea when I was like 8yo. Hint – it doesn’t taste good.’
‘That’s the third most disgusting thing I’ve heard today,’ wrote another.
Coke has actually tried a version of the drink before, but it wasn’t a success. The company debuted Coca-Cola BlāK in 2006 but discontinued it in 2008.