REVIEW: Florida Version of Star Wars Cold Brew Black Caf Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype…Unless You Add Alcohol

    Be fair to Florida. That’s the cry whenever something great and new comes to Disneyland and Walt Disney World is neglected. Whether it’s nighttime parades or new characters walking around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there’s no doubt that Disneyland typically gets cool new things first, but perhaps they should keep an exclusive on things that can’t be replicated.

    When it was first introduced at Disneyland, the Cold Brew Black Caf was the drink to get in Galaxy’s Edge. Recently, Disney introduced the drink to Kat Saka’s Kettle in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and we decided to see if it lived up to the hype.

    Cold Brew Black Caf – $5.49

    A Joffrey’s Cold Brew is the coffee portion of the drink, but what makes it wonderful in Disneyland is the cream that tops the drink. We still have a “sweet cream cheese” and chocolate puffs on the Florida version, but there’s just something off about the drink here. In Disneyland, the drink is almost a dessert – sweet and thick cream drives the flavor profile. Here in Florida, the cream isn’t nearly as sweet or prevalent as it is in Disneyland. It’s more like a half and half than anything that would be described as sweet or dessert-like.

    For comparison, here’s a look at the Cold Brew Black Caf from Disneyland. As you can see, there is much more cream and the cream is thicker – taking longer to incorporate into the drink.

    Spiked Cold Brew Black Caf – $14.00

    Of course, because this is Florida, and we don’t have the limitations that Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland has, we have the option of adding alcohol to anything and everything. In fact, our Blue and Green Milk are vastly better as an alcoholic version. Similarly, the Cold Brew Black Caf is far, far superior with the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. It’s not because of the alcohol, necessarily, but because of the chocolate flavor that adds something more to an otherwise unremarkable cold brew.

    The chocolate liqueur is added first, followed by coffee, and topped with “sweet cream cheese”. The sweet cream cheese is the same as the regular cold brew, so nothing to write home about there, but the mix of chocolate liquor here turns it into more of a dessert drink than a straight coffee. You can see the light brown chocolate liquor at the bottom of the cup in our photos below.

    If you’re interested in trying the “spiked” version, we can definitely recommend giving it a go. However, if you’re only going to have the regular version, you might as well stick with your typical Starbucks order.

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