Coffee soda is a drink of espresso or cold brew topped off with club soda. It's a way to mimic carbonated coffee, without actually carbonating the beverage. The flavor is like nitro coffee, though nitro is cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen bubbles. When was coffee soda invented? Well, it was born in Calabria Italy. But what appears to be “a consciously retro hipster beverage,” was actually created in 1895—long before its location, ingredients, or design were fashionable. Native New Yorkers might remember the soda, which is essentially a chilled, bottled Americano with bubbles.
- 8 ounces sparkling water or club soda
- 4 ounces cold brew or cooled coffee. I prefer espresso because it’s so rich.
- 1 cup coffee ice cubes
- Rosemary sprig (fresh not dry) or lemon wedge optional (for garnishing)
- Maple syrup or simple syrup, optional
- Use equal parts cold brew coffee and soda water.
- First pour the sparkling water into your glass and then cold brew coffee on top. This ratio yields the best flavor.
- You can add sweetener like maple syrup for just a hint of sweetness.
- Add ice cubes
- You can also add a sprig of rosemary (fresh not dry) or a wedge of lemon for garnishing
Espresso Options (Regular & Decaf)
Or try our Almond Toffee Crunch Flavored Coffee the almond toffee is great for ice coffee drinks. It’s available in regular or decaf.