I’m a coffee snob. There. I said it. And when it comes to iced coffee, I’m an even bigger snob. I like what I like and I don’t stray. So, when I was asked to review a concentrated liquid coffee, I immediately balked.
However, when I thought about how much money I spend on coffee and how it takes so much time away from me doing other things I decided to do the review.
Full disclosure: I didn’t learn about this product on my own. Several weeks ago, Javy Coffee, a Florida-based company, saw my YouTube channel and asked if I would give their joe a go. I eventually agreed with the full understanding that I would be 100% honest.
Javy Coffee is a microdose coffee, meaning you only need to use a small amount, but you experience the same strength like when you use a large amount of coffee.
I have to admit, I had never tasted liquid coffee before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was eager to find out.
What Is Javy Coffee Concentrate Made Of
According to Javy Coffee’s Partner Relations Specialist, Kathleen Grace, the coffee is made out of 100% natural Arabica beans and the “purest of water.” There is no sugar or other additives. The coffee contains 60mg of caffeine per serving (one teaspoon). So, the entire bottle, which has 30 servings, has 1,800mg of caffeine.
Coffee drinkers only need to add one to two teaspoons of the coffee concentrate into their favourite liquid in order to get a strong cup of coffee. If you want a stronger cup, add more.
One bottle can make 30 standard 8-10oz cups. An unopened bottle is good for use within six months. However, once opened, it must be consumed within four to six weeks.
The bottle retails for $22.95.
Pros And Cons Of Javy Coffee
Let’s start with the cons:
- While doing my review, I found the bottle incredibly difficult to open. It really took me a couple of times to open it. Now, this may seem to be a benign observation, but it’s not. There are a lot of people with mobility issues and arthritis, who may have a hard time opening the bottle.
- The bottle’s design makes it very difficult to pour a clean teaspoon into a cup. It was a very messy pour, as you will see in my video down below. It should have had a properly functioning spout or some sort of dropper to make it easy to make a cup of coffee.
- Even though the coffee is concentrated, it doesn’t have that fresh, robust aroma that we’re used to smelling when coffee is brewed. In fact, it had a weird smell on the back end. Not a bad smell. Just weird. It could be because I’m not accustomed to drinking concentrated coffee or smelling it directly out of the bottle.
As for the pros:
- The coffee eliminated the need for a coffee machine, filters, beans, etc. I love how easy it was to make a cup of coffee and be on my way. No brewing involved.
- It tasted good. In its hot form, it was comparable to a cup of Folgers coffee. In its iced form, it tasted just like Starbucks. Of course, I must disclose that I used Starbucks’ vanilla syrup for both my hot and cold coffee versions. So, that may have helped.
- It’s cost-effective. As I mentioned earlier, one bottle retails for $22.95. That may seem like a lot, but it’s not. If you factor in the money you spend on coffee runs from Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks every day, you could surpass the price of the bottle in a day or two.
Would I Buy Javy Liquid Coffee?
In the end, I did enjoy the coffee drinks I created, especially the iced coffee. I would buy this coffee, but only if the company fixes the bottle to make pouring a cinch. I spent a great deal of time cleaning up spills and messes and I did not enjoy that process at all.
So, that would definitely need to be resolved before I buy a bottle. But, I love the convenience of it all. I totally did not expect to enjoy this coffee. But, it surpassed my expectations and even surprised me. I will enjoy making iced coffee drinks from the remaining product.
If you’ve tried Javy, let me know down below in the comments section what you think. Did you enjoy your coffee or was it a hard pass.
To watch my full review, click the video below.
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