Coca-Cola Plus Coffee has twice the caffeine and half the calories of regular Coca-Cola.
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Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is here to keep you both bubbly and caffeine-charged

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Usually, if you’re looking to caffeinate yourself through beverage-based means, you have to weigh respective benefits of coffee versus soda. On the one hand, soda has its youthful fizz and refreshing sweetness going for it, but coffee counters with a relaxing bitterness and mature sophistication.

But soon there’ll be no need to choose between the two, because later this month Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is going on sale in Japan.

Coca-Cola is the parent company of the popular Georgia brand of canned coffee sold in Japan. Don’t think that the recipe for Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is as simple as cracking open a can of Coke, another of Georgia, mixing them together, and resealing the container, though. Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is actually made with coffee extract powder, and the beverage is carefully concocted to let both its cola and coffee flavors work in harmony while both making their presence unmistakably felt on your taste buds. The company touts that you’ll immediately recognize the world-famous cola, but that each sip will also leave you with a rich and lingering coffee aftertaste.

This is actually the second time for Coca-Cola Plus Coke to go on sale, following its initial appearance last year (which we got to try for ourselves). However, previously the limited-time drink was available only in select vending machines in Japan’s eastern Kanto, northeastern Tohoku, and central Tokai regions, denying cities elsewhere in Japan the chance to try it. Based on the extremely positive response, though, this time the company is ready to supply the entire country with Coca-Cola Plus Coffee, which will be offered in convenience stores for 128 yen, as well as in vending machines, all across Japan.

The company recommends Coca-Cola Plus Coffee for busy professionals looking for a pick-me-up in the middle of the workday. While drinking sugary sodas at your desk is sometimes seen as unprofessional in Japan, more “adult” beverages like coffee usually get a pass, and so Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is sure to be just as popular as Japan’s stealthy clear soft drinks when it goes on sale September 17.

Source: PR Times

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"carefully concocted to let both its cola and coffee flavors work in harmony"

I'm sorry, you don't mix cola and coffee. Period. And who would drink cola when you can get root beer? Oh, wait, you can't hardly get root beer in Japan, lol.

"drinking sugary sodas at your desk is sometimes seen as unprofessional in Japan"

Hahahaha, tell that to all the Japanese people I see with cans of Coke on their desks.

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you don't mix cola and coffee. Period.

You don't mix cola with anything. You leave the fizzy, sickly-sweet chemical sugar-water on the shelf, and just put the kettle on.

And who would drink cola when you can get root beer?

Never had root beer, no idea what it tastes like, but if it's an alternative for cola ---- I'll have a glass of water, thanks.

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And who would drink cola when you can get root beer? Oh, wait, you can't hardly get root beer in Japan

Really, several import shops in Kansai sell it, as well as Dr. Pepper. I drink about 3 sodas a year and when I do I go for one of these.

You don't mix cola with anything

Millions of rum and coke drinkers beg to differ.

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@cleo Never had root beer! Oh you poor thing... : )

Get a can, pour some over ice, add a couple of lumps of vanilla ice cream and thank me for your latest addiction, haha, no, wait, at this point it would be "an acquired taste" lol

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Millions of rum and coke drinkers beg to differ.

Not my fault if millions of people like to ruin their rum. Rum (yum!) goes better with so many other things, rum and coke is a waste of perfectly good rum.

Rum and pineapple; rum and coconut water or milk; rum and pineapple and coconut (pina colada); rum and lime and soda and mint (mojito); rum and orange; rum and grapefruit; rum and cranberry; the list is endless. Well, quite long, at least.

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Aeon Liquor sell A&W Root Beer also Cream Soda and Dr Pepper if you fancy that sort of thing.

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Root beer in horrible. The thought of drinking coffee and cola sounds much worse.

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After reading cleo's latest post, I gotta go out and gets me a Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

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Am going to give it a try. As a lifelong coffee-addict I definitely want to be left with 'a rich and lingering coffee aftertaste'.

Reckon coke will kill the flavour of the coffee though (happy to be proven wrong).

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I tried it last year a couple of times... the second just to see if I was mistaken in how much I didn't like it the first time. I wasn't. It's a shame because I think it actually sounds like a really good concept. Maybe I'll try it again to triple check my opinion.

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I thought it was quite nice when i tried it last year. Only problem being that the size of the can, and caffeine contents were not enough to give me a morning pick-me-up. I'll stick with my Tully's Barista Black.

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Ginger ale is much better to mix with black rum than cola is imo. Of course use a mixing rum like Myers or Costco spiced rum, Morgan Spiced etc not the good sipping stuff.

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Sounds good to me, I would drink it right before I hit the gym or dojo. Sounds perfect to me.

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Wow -- legalized uppers.

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