One of the great things about coffee is that it's a relatively guilt-free drink especially when you drink it black. Black coffee has low calories, zero carbs, no sugar, (the way I like it), and certain antioxidant properties. What’s not to love? My other favorite beverages (cocktails) don't necessarily share these same traits. So when I first heard about Bomani, I knew I had to try it. Bomani sent us their alcoholic coffee drinks for an unbiased Bomani review of their spirit-infused brew.
What is Bomani? They call it Cold Buzz. I, on the other hand, call it a well-crafted concoction of brewing ingenuity.
The category of alcohol coffee or hard coffee is relatively new with but a relatively small handful of players in this market. Various hard coffee brands look to distinguish themselves based on flavor and a unique ratio of caffeine to coffee.
In no uncertain terms, Bomani can be considered a revolutionary product and I'll tell you why.
We know about cold brew. The time and extra effort it takes to make a rich full glass of cold brew is a treat many of us enjoy year round. Something about the robust flavor on a cold palate just satisfies. Now, make that drink portable with an ample addition of 5.7% abv and we have a drink that you might just find useful in a variety of scenarios.
Of course there’s a lot more to it than simply spiking cold brew and that’s where Bomani has dug deep with sure expertise to make a well-balanced and unrivaled beverage.
Bomani's Alcoholic Coffee Drinks
Let's cover some of the basics about this alcohol coffee. Bomani uses 100% Arabica cold brew coffee and infuses it with clean, naturally gluten-free alcohol. In true specialty coffee form, Bomani ethically sources its coffee from select farms in Southern Mexico, Peru, and Nicaragua.
Like a true third-wave coffee company, BOMANI only uses high-quality coffee beans. All their beans are 100% arabica coffee beans that are ethically sourced from farms in Southern Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru.
I’ll admit my love for coffee once had me trying another so-called spiked coffee drink, specifically the Pabst Blue Ribbon's Hard Coffee. I quickly realized that any deficiencies in coffee flavor or harshness of alcohol in the Pabst was discreetly covered with heavy amounts of sugar and milk. Not my style and fortunately, not the case with Bomani.
It's just pure third wave quality coffee.
One on-the-go can of Bomani has about 110 calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar. The other alcoholic cold coffee I mentioned has a lot of sugar (more than a Snickers bar) and a significant amount of carbs. I immediately tasted the difference with my first sip of Bomani.
This hard coffee is light in the mouth with a true, unadulterated coffee flavor. Bomani Vanilla shares the same health specs as the regular flavor. I imagine the hint of vanilla comes from real vanilla extract, but the main flavor I enjoyed with each sip was a simply straight, refreshing cold-brew. This is a true credit to Bomani.
This buzz-worthy cold brew may not be for everyone. Alcohol, like coffee, can admittedly be an acquired taste. Sometimes a match made in heaven for one person amounts to a unwanted combination for another.
However, I have found no other drink quite like Bomani which goes back to my point about this cold brew being a “first of its kind”.
It has about the same amount of caffeine as a half cup of coffee and equivalent alcohol of your favorite microbrew. I love coffee and usually enjoy cold brew with friends. I like the effect of the caffeine in the early evening and the coffee flavor hits the spot. So in my world, Bomani provides the best of both worlds.
It really is an intuitive creation that's relatively unrivaled at this time. Not all hard coffees and alcoholic coffees are made equal and Bomani is a good illustration of this. As I mentioned earlier, PBR and Bomani are both considered alcoholic coffee beverages but they couldn't be more different. And I'm glad for it.
I enjoyed a Bomani to unwind with my wife by the fire and later as a mid-day pick me up as we enjoyed the slopes. Thanks Bomani!
If you've tried Bomani Cold Brew and would like to leave a Bomani Review in the comments, we'd love to hear your thoughts.