For coffee lovers - another way to get your fix. Columbian coffee and Columbian RAW (unrefined) sugar, packaged up to look like a standard sugar cube. An interesting idea, but does it work? In this case let me say straight up that I was contacted by Jiva to review this product. All photos are from the Jiva web site.

My name is Natalia, I'm the co-founder of Jiva Cubes, a startup in Miami, Florida. We use high-quality Colombian coffee and combine it with raw, unrefined cane sugar to make a dissolvable cube (think of a sugar cube with coffee mixed in). We also make Hot Chocolate cubes by combining cacao powder made from fine Colombian Criollo beans and our raw, cane sugar - Panela. Jiva Cubes are an alternative to machine systems like K-cups, pod and other brewed coffee. We are also great for those who have sworn against all other instant coffees and is especially useful for people that are always busy or on the go.

Well, coffee is good, so I said OK, and they sent me two boxes of Jiva cubes: one off their 'Classic' coffee and another of all the other varieties they make. There were quite a few.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • Introduction
  • Technical details
  • Field Testing
    • Classic
    • Classic (strong)
    • Espresso (experimental)
    • Mocha
    • French Vanilla
    • Caramel
    • Hazelnut
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Caramel Hot Chocolate
  • Overall Assessment

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