This past weekend, at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, I had the opportunity to pick up some cold brewed coffee from Chameleon. I was given several samples as I was making my way towards the exit. At the time I didn’t have a chance to speak with the vendor about what made their product unique.
I awoke this morning in need of a good pick-me-up coffee, something to start my morning right. Fumbling in my bag of ‘goodies’ from the show, I grabbed the first coffee I could get my hands on: Chameleon Cold-Brew Vanilla Coffee. The package said to keep the glass bottle refrigerated, which I had not, but it was still cold so I decided to give it a try. Ingredient wise I liked what I saw: organic coffee beans (fair trade, of course,) organic cane sugar, and natural flavors, all in filtered water. No chemicals, preservatives, or things I couldn’t pronounce. Chameleon uses simple products to produce an outstanding coffee.
I usually drink my coffee with milk and sugar; this particular drink required neither. It tasted fairly bold, though a bit watered down, as if it had been iced coffee that had melted a bit. This did not bother me at all. The gentle hint of vanilla was not as overpowering as other brands I had tried before, yet provided the gentle sweetness the coffee needed. As promised on the bottle, this coffee from Chameleon was indeed “low-acid” as it did not produce that odd almost metallic taste that regular coffee leaves in your mouth.
I’d say that my first experience with Chameleon cold-brew coffee was a positive one, and I look forward to trying the other products they provided to me at the show.