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The Mystery in Philz Coffee’s Mint Mojito Iced Coffee

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The Mystery in Philz Coffee’s Mint Mojito Iced Coffee

“You have to try Philz Coffee.”

My friend CJ insists. With its stores in San Francisco, South Bay, Los Angeles, and also in Washington D.C., you would think this is just another coffee chain, for your morning blend of coffee. Philz Coffee, turned out, to be a huge player in the third wave coffee revolution.

There are no lattes, frappucinos, espressos or pre-brews at Philz Coffee. At Philz, it’s “One Cup at a Time”, baristas crafting each of their 20 customized blends at a time carefully. “There is something about Philz. The taste is just so distinct,” CJ gushes about Philz. “They have this Mint Mojito Iced Coffee that is quite a buzz all over Quora. And there’s no alcohol in it.”

How do you make a Mint Mojito Iced Coffee without mojito? What exactly is the secret ingredient in every cup of Philz Coffee, that makes it uniquely Philz?

Philz is uniquely Philz. And the whole community of Quora is abuzzed with the speculative secret ingredient: Olive Oil. But CEO Jacob Jaber is quick enough to debunk the myth in one statement.

“There is no olive oil in our coffee or cream.”

I think it goes way, way beyond olive oil to concoct such a refreshing, minty, creamy and wild drink, and to create the illusion that you’re drinking caffeine made with mojito ~ the irony! The Mint Mojito Iced Coffee doesn’t fail to build on my interest at the first sip. The taste is definitely soul-searching and enough to make me brave the sketchy Tenderloin neighborhood just to sip this wonderful iced coffee. The sprig of mint adds another dimension to the iced coffee, and as critics might say, it’s in the 70 calories per tablespoon in fatty manufacturing cream that created that taste. Then again, there’s no cream in Philz Coffee.

To power coffee brewers: The Coffee Concierge gives a detailed rundown of how to create your own Mint Mojito Iced Coffee – Interestingly, using Stumptown’s Guatemala Finca El Injerto Bourbon, and of course Chemex method. It takes a while before the barista at Philz Coffee gives you your own cup, so The Coffee Concierge may be right to allow your iced coffee to sit in the carafe a little longer than usual.

Decorative handcrafted beverages are at the end of my list, but for Philz, I’ll make an exception anytime.

I am craving for this drink as I write.

Philz Coffee Rating:

[usrlist “Taste and Originality: 5” “Customer Experience: 5” “Value for Money: 3.5” “Brick and Mortar: 3”]