Spiked Cold Brew Exists And It Has An ABV Similar To Most Wine

By Scripps National Desk on October 23, 2018
Cafe Agave Cold Brew Coffee
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When I go to brunch I order a coffee, a water and a mimosa. But thanks to this new beverage, I can skip the mimosa! But also probably not because what’s brunch without a mimosa? Cafe Agave has released a new cold brew spiked with alcohol.

Cafe Agave drinks have an ABV of 12.5%, which is more than most beers and comparable to most wine. However, it is lacking in caffeine. According to Bustle, it has about a third of the caffeine in a normal cup of coffee. The cold brew varieties come in at about 38 mg while a cup of brew has around 95 mg. Still, there’s a little boost there.

“The coffee is brewed for 12 hours or more, delivering a smoother, less bitter experience than traditional brewing methods and its mass-market appeal is growing exponentially as people continue to discover it,” said Cafe Agave Founder Mark Scialdone in a press release. “We saw the opportunity to create a new category of beverages that combined two of peoples’ favorite things — gourmet cold brewed coffee and alcohol.”

And the alcohol in the drink contains wine, real dairy cream, agave syrup, sugar, and natural flavors. It’s only available on the western part of the country right now. Which includes California! It looks like you can get it at Total Wine and More, but I couldn’t find a list of locations.

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