7-Eleven Debuts Self-Chilling Canned Coffees To Keep You Cool & Energized
By Mikelle Leow, 16 May 2018
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Coffee drinkers might have to agree that watered-down iced caffeine isn’t exactly the most enjoyable thing on earth. 7-Eleven finally has a fix for the dilemma: self-chilling drinking cans.
After 25 years of trial and error, the chain’s partner, Joseph Company International, has patented the world’s first chill-on-demand drinking can.
To introduce the groundbreaking packaging, 7-Eleven decided to launch a novel beverage with it: ‘Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee’.
“Sparkling coffee sodas met all the criteria,” said Tim Cogil, director of private brands at 7-Eleven. “Previously available in some coffee shops, a handful of exclusive canned carbonated brews began showing up last summer. ‘Fizzics’ will be the first that can be chilled on demand, bringing a new level of convenience to customers who want to enjoy a chilled drink whenever and wherever they are.”
Chilling the cool (no pun intended) new can is pretty straightforward—turn the room temperature drink upside down on a flat surface and twist its base until you hear a hissing sound. Let the can sit until the sound stops; your coffee should be ready between 75 and 90 seconds.
Naturally, you might be wondering about the science behind this technology. According to the press release, it uses reclaimed carbon dioxide to cool down the insides of cans. Notably, it’s 100% recyclable and won’t release more carbon dioxide to its surroundings.
Taste-wise, the fizzy cold brews are expected to be quite pronounced, as they’re made with 100% Arabica beans and all-natural flavors. To top it all off, each 8.4-ounce can only contains 50 calories and 10 grams of sugar.
The ‘Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee’ is available in three variations—regular, French vanilla, and caramel—and is currently being tested at 15 Los Angeles locations. Check out how the technology works below.
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By twisting the bottom cap of 7-Eleven's new Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee, consumers can lower its temperature by about 30 degrees within 90 seconds. https://t.co/Y0YEPyDIxP pic.twitter.com/NtY3UglcJm— IoPP (@IoPP_Pros) May 11, 2018
[via Bustle, video via Joseph Company International, images via various sources]
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