Pop into any bodega or convenience store and chances are there will be a cooler filled with ready-to-drink coffee options ready to refresh and energize. You probably won’t find DaySmith in those options, as this plucky little Texas upstart is just getting its feet wet in the market, but we were lucky to sample a few of their inaugural offerings. As they were non-alcoholic, I cracked them open first thing in the morning to jump-start the day. Thoughts on the line of three “Coffee+” products follow.
DaySmith Coffee+ Immunity Blend – A mocha latte made with oat milk containing Vitamins C, D, and zinc. It’s a very well-balanced blend that doesn’t pull too hard in any direction in the dominant notes of coffee or chocolate. It’s incredibly approachable and dangerously easy to drink, given the caffeine level. The most enjoyable of the bunch, and I didn’t catch any illnesses while drinking my samples, so that means it does the job, right? A-
DaySmith Coffee+ Multi Blend – A straight black, no-frills cold brew filled with multi-vitamins of the A, B, C, and D variety. Super low in acidity and incredibly approachable, with notes of toffee, milk chocolate, and a mild touch of roasted almond. Could be consumed straight from the can or over ice if you are so inclined. B+
DaySmith Coffee+ Focus Blend – A vanilla latte made with oat milk containing B vitamins, Omega-3, and L-Theanine. All three supplements contained in this drink are part of my daily regimen, but of course not enough are present here to stop taking the supplements entirely. Which is a good thing: This was far too overpowering with syrupy sweetness to ever again crack open a supplemental can. A recalibration on the sweetness-to-coffee ratio is in high order here. D
$27 per 12-pack of 7.5-ounce cans / drinkdaysmith.com