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Japan's Vending Machines Debut Coffee-Flavored Coca-Cola

Posted On: 9/20/2017

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Vending machines in Japan are the only place in the world consumers can get their first taste of Coca-Cola Coffee Plus. The new drink, premiering in vending, reportedly has 50% more caffeine and half the calories than the original Coca-Cola, according to Japanese news site Shin-Shouhin. 

The 190ml. Coca-Cola Coffee Plus soft drink is said to be "somewhat like cola, but with a coffee aftertaste." It has 34mg. of caffeine and only 42 calories. It uses coffee extract powder to increase the caffeine content by half -- with 34mg. of caffeine, the equivalent of 4mg. more than a 250ml. Red Bull.

Coca-Cola previously released Coca-Cola BlāK, a coffee-based drink, in Europe and the United States. It was discontinued around 10 years ago.