My relationship with coffee is one part can’t-function-without-it, and another part it’s-just-tastes-so-good. But, in my long history with coffee, I’ve never been obsessed with a single drink as much as the La Colombe Draft Latte — I love all the flavors, but Mocha is 100% my fave (note: I never take my coffee black and I love chocolate, okay?). To my surprise, I found them stocked in the lil’ bodega across the street from my old apartment, so I became addicted. Why? A few reasons:
1) Idk why drinks in cans are so appealing, but they just are. And this one uses a fancy design with nitrous oxide to create an unbelievably silky texture — yesssss, microfoam!
2) There’s no added sugar, so while it’s sweet (just as a mocha should be), it’s not overbearingly so — for reference, I find those Starbucks Bottled Frappuccinos way, way too sweet.
3) It contains the equivalent of two and a quarter cups of espresso, which I desperately need all the time — I feel like blended drinks/lattes are often a little skimpy on the actual caffeine content, but these aren't.
4) It's the perfect portion size, and it's definitely a little cheaper than the lattes/mochas I normally get at Starbucks or any other local café (a guilty pleasure of mine that I try to be pretty good about), which is an improvement I'll take any day!
Like I said, I bought my cans IRL for the most part, but since I just moved apartments, I'm so, so relieved they’re sold on Amazon! Here’s to staying caffeine-buzzed forever! —Sarah Han
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five flavors).