Don't you just hate it when reviewers use trite lines like:
“I really wanted to like Black Medicine's Iced Mocha, I really did…”
Unfortunately, that's kind of how I feel about it…but let's pretend like I didn't actually write those words, deal?
About Black Medicine
Before you roll your eyes and say: “Oh great, another cold brew coffee company, just what we needed”, consider the fact that Black Medicine is not cold brew coffee.
These guys brew their coffee with hot water through a pressurized process. What this pressurized process is exactly is a mystery to me, even after visiting their website.
However, they did reveal some interesting stuff. For example, all of the coffee they used is cupped (read:taste-tested) with cold water, which is not typical in the coffee industry.
They also add some vitamin C to their iced coffee drinks, which is certainly a unique approach.
Overall, Black Medicine is doing something different with their coffee, and you just gotta give them props for this.
Ultimately, I was pretty dissatisfied with what I tried.
At first, I didn't mind the drink too much since I'm a big fan of anything chocolate. But I quickly grew tired of it and didn't even want to finish the drink.
I hardly tasted any coffee in the drink, which is definitely odd considering this is the main ingredient next to water.
The cocoa was just over-powering the whole drink.
I wish this wasn't the first drink I tried from Black Medicine
I wanted to get the normal iced coffee, but they were out of stock at the store at the time I bought the Iced Mocha version.
I did however get a chance to try the original a few weeks later, and I had a loved it. Check out the full review here.