SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cafe Agave www.cafeagave.com is revolutionizing the hard coffee market with the launch of one of the first prepackaged spiked cold brew coffees, Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew. Made with super-premium ingredients, including 100% Arabica Columbian Cold Brew Coffee, this 12.5% ABV coffee cocktail appeals to even the most discerning coffee drinkers.
Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew Coffee is conveniently packaged into sleek 6.3oz cans available in both singles and 4-packs. It comes in four delicious coffee-forward flavors: Espresso Shot, Caffe Mocha, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Cinnamon.
Cafe Agave is a premium blend of dark roast arabica coffee cold brewed to extract the highest amounts of natural caffeine blended with real dairy cream, fermented agave and other natural flavors. Each single serve can is equivalent to a ½ cup of brewed coffee. Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew can be found in the cooler case of your favorite stores. Initial launch states for Cafe Agave include Nevada, Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon.
“People are drinking better and looking for quality – whether it’s alcohol or coffee,” said Mark Scialdone, Founder of Cafe Agave. “In coffee, they are choosing gourmet blends and new brewing techniques. Cold brewing is at the top of this coffee revolution. The coffee is brewed for 12 hours or more delivering a smoother, less bitter experience than traditional brewing methods and its mass-market appeal is growing exponentially as people continue to discover it. We saw the opportunity to create a new category of beverages that combined two of peoples’ favorite things – gourmet cold brewed coffee and alcohol.”
“Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew meets the demand for a product that didn’t exist,” said Ami-Lynn Bakshi, Co-Founder of Cafe Agave. “It’s about a lifestyle. We are all constantly on the go, non-stop, 24/7. We talked a lot about how we always start the night out with a cup of coffee. But a high quality, great tasting, coffee plus alcohol offering that’s ready to go – anywhere, anytime? It’s a game changer. And so, Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew was born.
“From pool parties to roof top lounges, concert venues to music festivals, casinos to hotel minibars, the convenience of our super-premium real coffee cocktails will give entertainment seekers more variety over the usual beer and wine choices.”
Retailers without a spirits license can also now offer their consumers this new and incremental offering. Unlike spirit-based RTD beverages, Cafe Agave can be sold anywhere beer and wine are sold. Early sales in the convenience and liquor store channels are exceeding company expectations.
The senior leadership team at Cafe Agave has a combined 40-plus years’ experience in both coffee and alcohol, launching and developing iconic adult beverage brands in new markets across the U.S. Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew is the creation of Cafe Agave founder and coffee industry expert, Mark Scialdone, and business partner, Ami-Lynn Bakshi, a 21-year alcohol industry veteran and former Diageo Innovation executive. Early investors in the company include Visionary Private Equity Group amongst other strategic investors.
About Cafe Agave:
Founded in 2016 by Mark Scialdone, San Diego-based Cafe Agave offers spiked coffee products including Spiked Cold Brew and Spiked Cream Liqueur. Scialdone is an entrepreneur and businessman, with extensive experience and training in the coffee business in both the U.S. and Italy. His business partner is 20+ year alcohol industry executive and innovator, Ami-Lynn Bakshi. Cafe Agave is a member of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). For more information visit: www.cafeagave.com.