Coffee…the reason we can survive a 40 hour work week (for some more than 40)!! I recently stumbled upon a coffee brand called Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee (at Safeway) that I was unsure about trying because I’m picky about the way my cafe tastes.
For starters I love the little chubby 32 oz. bottles the coffee comes in. LOL I know I’m weird. I have tried so far only 2 flavors that Safeway carries – Vanilla & Mocha – and I was in love with the very first sip.
Black: Our original Black cold-brew is a custom roast of Central/South American 100% organic, fair trade certified coffee beans for a deliciously smooth coffee experience. The “OC” (Original Chameleon) is like your best friend: classic, awesome, tried and true. Concentrate; Ready-to-Drink
Mocha: It’s amazing what just a touch of cocoa extract will do to highlight the chocolate notes already found in our original cold-brew coffee. Give this baby a try and taste for yourself – our Mocha cold-brew is chocolaty and smooth to the last drop! Concentrate; Ready-to-Drink
Vanilla: A hint of lightly sweetened vanilla gives our original cold-brew coffee an extra special, bright but smooth cold-brewed finish. This dude may be Vanilla, but he’s definitely not plain. Concentrate; Ready-to-Drink
I give these 2 flavors 5 STARS!!
There are other flavors that are exclusively sold at Whole Foods and they come in smaller bottles – 16 oz.
I haven’t tried these yet.
Mexican: Cold-brew coffee blended with cinnamon, almond and a touch of sweet vanilla for a South-of-the-Border twist on Chameleon’s signature kick. Add milk (or your favorite un-milk) for a delicious instant horchata. Ready-to-Drink
Chicory: Meet Chameleon’s Cajun cousin. It’s the cold-brew coffee you know and love with a dash of spicy chicory. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Ready-to-Drink
Espresso: Our new Espresso is your favorite cold-brew taken up a notch. Rich, bold and über-caffeinated. This guy packs a smooth, delicious punch! Ready-to-Drink
So, what is “cold-brew coffee”??
Many people think cold-brew coffee is the same thing as iced coffee. Not true! The term “cold-brew” refers to how the coffee is brewed, not the temperature of the final product. For cold-brew coffee, the grounds are soaked in cold water for at least 16 hours vs. traditional coffee, which is brewed quickly in hot water.
I suggest you give one of these a try.
They are a “concentrate” which means it’s strong coffee!
So you may not need TOO much to get wired haha. I keep a bottle at home and one at work, so I can have it ready to enjoy any time I want! 🙂 I also love adding some hot almond or coconut milk to mine and making it a Latte!!
Have you tried this brand before? Would love to know what you think.