General Ice Coffee taste - Ice Break Real Iced Coffee. I'm sorry folks, I chose this over Farmers Union Iced Coffee for my generic Iced Coffee, simply because it has a stronger coffee taste and sweeter taste.
Interesting Ice Coffee taste - Fleurieu Iced Coffee. This wins hands down as the only different tasting iced coffee.
Low Fat Iced Coffee choice - Rush Iced Latte. Great tastes and still sweet, but without the numbers stacking up in the nutritional charts, this is a winner.
Overall best tasting Iced Coffee - CafeCino Espresso. Real coffee taste, insane sugar amount without the milk, this is the only option. Also tastes great heated up.
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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013, 6:53am Subject: Re: Iced Coffees in Australia
From a personal point of view, I do not like iced or even cold coffee, to me, coffee is a hot drink. PERIOD!
That said, good on you for looking around and taking on a taste review. To avoid the issues you mentioned though, you can do what professional tasters do all the time which is, do not swallow, just spit out the product after tasting. This is true for coffee, wine, Ice cream, what have you.
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same here, I don't drink Iced Cofffee - but this was a user request/discussion. I only drank flavoured milks when I was in primary school.
To avoid the issues you mentioned though, you can do what professional tasters do all the time which is, do not swallow, just spit out the product after tasting. This is true for coffee, wine, Ice cream, what have you.
I tried that at the start - but I just coulnd't get the whole 'feel' and true taste of the coffees.... not sure whether it is different with these iced coffees as compared to real coffee... I just felt that I could get the better taste/aftertaste and strength of the sugar only if I swallowed a bit of it.
Also - the whole methodology behind the testing hasn't been included in the blog review, didn't want to bore everyone with it. It was a blind review, where each coffee was labelled from 1-16, no names were used, and I drank with eyes closed so couldn't distinguish between a bottle or a carton etc...
Japanese and Korean Iced Coffees are definitely different to the Aussie IC. Australian IC tend to focus on the Milk whereas Japanese and Korean focus on the Coffee bean/taste and do not have milk, maybe only milk powder.
For those who enjoy normal coffee, and do not enjoy Australian Iced Coffees, maybe try some of the Japanese/Korean ones, they may be more suitable.
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