Posts tagged Matchless
The Takeout

Nathanael Mehrens, co-creator of the coffee soda I consumed, describes it as tasting “like an orange Tootsie Pop,” with coffee’s richness and citrus. Until recently, coffee soda couldn’t be easily found outside of Nashville, because it’s a Music City creation (or so Nashvillians proudly claim).

Six years ago while working as a barista manager at Crema coffeeshop, Mehrens and Crema owners Ben and Rachel Lehman fashioned a Nashville coffee soda and named it Kenya Karinga Soda, after the single-origin coffee. The goal? To carbonate coffee itself, creating a more effervescent version of iced coffee that didn’t water down its soul.

Coffee Soda looks to build a national buzz

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Harold Magazine

Locally roasted, flash chilled, perfectly sweetened and carbonated, Matchless Coffee Soda is definitely more than just another cold brew coffee. Matchless Coffee Soda is brewed in large quantities for optimal extraction rate, ensuring that the coffee's origin is fully exposed in every drop. Funded by Kickstarter, Matchless Coffee Soda will soon be available in a can, to be available on the Matchless online store and possibly a retailer near you. Grab a six pack of Matchless Coffee Soda, it's clearly no match for other crafted cold, carbonated coffees out there. Pair the drink in ice and a zesty lemon peel and enjoy the fresh, cool and intoxicating taste of Matchless Coffee Soda. - HAROLD’s Matchless Coffee Soda 

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The Daily Meal

We’ve drunk cold brew and experimented with nitro brewing. Our mornings begin with our trusty Chemex. Our local coffee shops offer iced coffee on tap. And now, the Nashville-based Matchless Coffee Soda aims to popularize flash chilling. - 

By Alyssa Haak Editor, Cold-Brew Coffee Is So Last Month

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Brightest Young Things NYC

I’m drinking an iced coffee as I’m writing this, and until this past Tuesday, I would have been happy and satisfied with that. But now, after having tried Nashville-based Matchless‘ coffee soda, all I will ever feel for any other caffeinated beverage is pure emptiness and despair.

I’m not even exaggerating when I say that Matchless has created one of the most mind-bogglingly delicious drinks I’ve ever tasted; it’s a perfectly balanced combination of crisp, clean citrus and coffee flavors (kind of like getting your OJ and coffee in one refreshingly carbonated fell swoop), and is a feat masterfully executed by creator Nathaneal Mehrens. - Megan, Support Matchless’ Coffee Soda Kickstarter

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Edible Nashville

We knew the coffee soda we had at Steadfast Coffee a couple years ago was going to be a hit. For something that doesn't sound too terrific (coffee + soda), it's fantastically good. And apparently the nation thinks so too, as the demand has increased. So much so that founder, Nathanael Mehrens, along with partners Sean Stewart and Jamie Cunningham have lauched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to ramp up production in their new cans. 

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Food Network

If you’re in Nashville, Tennessee, Matchless Coffee Soda, which claims it is “best served over ice with an expressed citrus peel,” is getting lots of props — and is also working toward broader availability.

Read more at: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2017/06/citrus-coffee-soda-promises-everything-you-love-in-one-sip/?oc=linkback

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Food & Wine

"When I first heard about Crema’s coffee soda, I was not sold, but it’s awesome. It’s a cold, carbonated coffee drink that’s subtly flavored with orange: slightly sweet and so refreshing." - Erik Anderson, an F&W Best New Chef 2012 and co-chef at Nashville's hottest new restaurant, The Catbird Seat

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The Nashville Scene

"But one coffee soda is worthy of being deemed “best” — Steadfast Coffee in Germantown has perfected the drink, delivering a sweet and smooth carbonated cup of iced coffee that’s served with a large strip of fresh orange peel for an extra citrus punch." 

Best Coffee Drink Steadfast Coffee’s Coffee SodaBy MEGAN SELING 

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Sprudge

"After a year of development, the shop’s coffee soda is set to strike out on its own as “Matchless Coffee Soda.” The fizz is popular enough that Steadfast has partnered with local brewer Fat Bottom Brewery, where 450-gallon batches of coffee soda can be made." 

-Steadfast Coffee Nashville: Serious Food, Big Plans

NOVEMBER 4, 2015 BY EVAN C. JONES

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