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Read about this new beverage if you never want to sleep again

Coca-Cola today unveiled Coca-Cola with Coffee and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero Sugar in the United States.

Read about this new beverage if you never want to sleep again
[Photo: courtesy of Coca-Cola]
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The beverage company that once laced its drinks with cocaine is now turning to coffee to provide drinkers with a pick-me-up.

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Coca-Cola today unveiled in the U.S. new versions of its iconic Coke that will ensure you never nod off during a Zoom meeting again. Coca-Cola with Coffee and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero Sugar are jacked up with Brazilian coffee to the tune of 69 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce can.

The buzz-worthy sodas come in Dark Blend, Vanilla, and Caramel flavors, while the low-calorie line features Dark Blend and Vanilla.

The new Coke-coffee combos are shelf-stable and sold in the ready-to-drink coffee aisle of stores.

According to the company website, a 12-ounce can of regular Coke has 34 milligrams of caffeine and a Diet Coke that size has 46 milligrams.

“Many people are often torn between reaching for a soft drink or a coffee at 3 p.m. at work, at school or on the go,” Brandan Strickland, brand director, Coca-Cola Trademark, said in a written statement. “Now, you don’t need to leave Coca-Cola to get your coffee fix.”

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This isn’t the world premiere of the drink, though. It was launched in Japan in 2018 and has since debuted in 48 other markets worldwide, each with a tailor-made taste profile.

Last January, the Atlanta-based beverage giant launched Coca-Cola Energy and Coca-Cola Energy Cherry in regular and zero-calorie versions. They contain 114 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce can, guarana extracts, and B-vitamins.

In October, Coca-Cola announced that it was cutting hundreds of its beverages, including Tab.