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Horchata Cold Brew Is A Thing And You Need To Try It ASAP

Starbucks ain't got nothing on this.

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This is the famous horchata cold brew, made by L.A.-based taco joint Guisados.

Cold brew made by Stumptown Coffee.
Norberto Briceño

Cold brew made by Stumptown Coffee.

So what is horchata? It's a sweet Mexican drink that's comprised of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, and cinnamon.

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While the drink can be made in a variety of ways, it's usually made with milk or water. It's also DELICIOUS AF.

When it came to light that Guisados put their own spin on the traditional beverage by mixing it with Stumptown cold brew coffee...

... three BuzzFeed writers took a trip to Downtown L.A. to check it out.

Alex Alvarez

Alex Alvarez

Norberto Briceño

Norberto Briceño

Jazmin Ontiveros

Jazmin Ontiveros

Initial thoughts:

Alex Alvarez: "I don't think I've ever tried cold brew, but I'm thinking coffee with horchata will either be delicious or a combination made in hell, like coffee and pumpkin spice."

Norberto Briceño: "My body is ready. That is all."

Jazmin Ontiveros: "I'm obsessed with horchata AND iced coffee. I have big expectations for this drink."

This is what happened...

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Alex:

Jazmin Ontiveros

Thoughts: "I didn't taste any coffee in mine, oddly, but I did get a LOT of gingerbread flavor. The whole thing tasted really Christmas-y, with lots of spices. I can picture someone (me) sipping this while wrapped in a blanket by the Christmas tree."

Norberto:

Jazmin Ontiveros

Thoughts: "This tastes like a Christmas bomb going off in my mouth. I'm getting a strong taste of God's joyful tears with just a hint of coffee. This drink is dope AF. Starbucks ain't got shit on this."

Jazmin:

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Thoughts: "It matched my expectations! I was expecting it to be too sweet, but it was perfect. It mostly tasted like horchata, but I felt the coffee kick afterward."

Final thoughts:

Jazmin Ontiveros
Jazmin Ontiveros
Norberto Briceño

Verdict:

Norberto Briceño

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