Coca-Cola Releases Coke Flavoured Coffee Drink In Japan

Sometimes in the morning, coffee isn't an option - it's a must.

Rushing around, still half asleep, perhaps dazed from a few pints the night before, you have no choice but to make or buy one to give you that kick up the arse.

This may mean having to pass up a refreshing, cold beverage, but Coca-Cola has thought of that and combined the two, increasing the caffeine level in its already highly caffeinated drink.

Coca-Cola Coffee Plus contains 50 percent extra caffeine (34mg), though has half the calories, and is currently on sale in Japan in vending machines.

According to Shin-Shouhin, the drink does indeed taste like Coke, though once you've swallowed it there's a coffee aftertaste, combing the two. However, there is reportedly an odd smell to it, which doesn't resemble either drink.

"To be frank, it's not a very delicious aroma," Shin-Shouhin says, before adding: "I didn't think it tasted good, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be."

The response to the beverage in Japan has reportedly been mixed, as you can imagine.

The company previously released Coca-Cola BlāK in Europe and the United States in 2006, which was a coffee-flavoured soft drink which only last two years after it didn't prove too popular.

Featured Image Credit: Coca-Cola

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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