After years of waiting, Coca-Cola with Coffee arrived in the United States on Monday.
“The breakthrough innovation creates the new ‘refreshment coffee’ category with a pioneering proposition that ‘sips like a Coke and finishes like a coffee’ – giving Coca-Cola fans and java lovers alike a refreshing and reinvigorating reset to their daily routine,” the company said.
First debuted in Japan in 2018, the drink is now available nationwide in three flavors, Dark Blend, Vanilla and Caramel. There is also a zero-sugar option, which comes in Dark Blend and Vanilla.
While the typical can of Coke has 34 milligrams of caffeine, this new drink will contain 69 milligrams of caffeine per can. Still, that’s not quite as much as your typical cup of coffee, which has about 95 milligrams of caffeine.
Last July, 2,000 members of the Coca-Cola Insiders Club got to taste the Coca-Cola with Coffee before it hit shelves. Now the U.S. is the 50th market to launch the drink, the company said.
“Many people are often torn between reaching for a soft drink or a coffee at 3 p.m. at work, at school or on the go,” said Brandan Strickland, brand director, Coca-Cola Trademark. “Now, you don’t need to leave Coca-Cola to get your coffee fix.”
The drinks will be available in the ready-to-drink coffee aisle at local stores, the company said.