When she needs an afternoon pick-me-up, she reaches for a caffeinated one. And when she’s out with friends, her go-to drink is hard seltzer. ‘It’s the Fizz’: How Seltzer Is Upending Coffee and Beer The Wall Street JournalRead More
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.Read More
With Matchless Coffee Soda on its way in, the cold-brew coffee trend is on its way out. Now, Matchless Coffee Soda is not meant to be confused with anything in the realm of an espresso tonic, or that Manhattan Special your grandmother keeps stored in her fridge; Matchless is a flash-chilled coffee that is carbonated to fizzy perfection, with citrus undertones that evolve the coffee into the perfect coffee drink, or the perfect tool for your at-home mixologist kit. - OCTOBER 10, 2017 by KATHLEEN GIUNTA, A New Way to Caffeinate: Matchless Coffee SodaRead More
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 SodaRead More
The Southeast has been harboring this little miracle since 2012. Nathanael Mehrens developed the recipe for carbonated coffee when he worked at CREMA, a famed Nashville coffee spot. It didn’t take long for the concept to catch on and pretty soon Southerners were setting aside Cokes for Matchless Coffee Soda, so much that the Matchless crew required more space to keep up with demand. In 2014, they teamed up with Ben Bredesen of Fat Bottom Brewery to use his facility and make this bubbly nectar of the gods that perks you up and cools you down. - Written by Elizabeth Dahl, Matchless Coffee Soda Will Make Your Mornings More RefreshingRead More
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. -Read More
One company that straddles both of these worlds—the coffee shop and the can—is Matchless Coffee Soda. The company's founder Nathanael Mehrens is often credited with starting the modern coffee soda trend in Nashville, Tennessee, while he was working at Crema. - MAXINE BUILDER , What is Coffee Soda?Read More
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 KickstarterRead More
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.Read More
"A couple of years ago I popped into one of my favorite Nashville cafés and ordered a beverage that I’ve since concluded might be the perfect iced coffee: the Matchless Coffee Soda. It was bright, effervescent, slightly sweet, and refreshing. I caught up with Matchless Coffee Soda’s inventor, Nathanael Mehrens, as he prepares to launch a Kickstarter campaign to take his coffee soda to the masses." - Michael, Coffee Compass, July 27, 2017Read More
"Matchless Coffee Soda is one of the best coffee drinks in Nashville — I even said so back in the Scene's 2015 Best of Nashville issue. My feelings haven't changed. It's the perfect drink — bubbly and refreshing, with a strong but not bitter coffee flavor and a pucker from a bit of citric acid." - Megan Selling, The Nashville Scene, July 27, 2017Read More