Costco’s Cold Brew Mocha Freeze Is a Big, Caffeinated Slushie

published May 22, 2018
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My whole life I’ve heard tales of morning people — people who wake up feeling refreshed and leap out of bed ready to get things done. That is so not me. As far as I am concerned, we should have taps in our house that supply clean, running coffee, right next to the hot and cold water.

The main thing I want when I get up in the morning is the ability to inject coffee directly into my brain. Unfortunately, that’s not physically possible, but it looks like Costco’s Cold Brew Mocha Freeze might be the next best thing.

The Cold Brew Mocha Freeze has been appearing at various Costco food courts for the past few months — especially around California. Now, according to the Costco forum on Reddit, it’s even been spotted at a Costco food court in Colorado.

The Cold Brew Mocha Freeze is basically a 16-ounce, 390-calorie slushie made of cold brew iced coffee brewed from Kirkland Signature Colombian beans and mixed with what Costco calls “premium” chocolate syrup for $2.99. (You can ask for it without the syrup too, if you want a coffee smoothie without the mocha.)

Several Costco food courts have had latte and mocha freezes available before this (the mocha version involves chocolate syrup), but this new version is an upgraded variation made with cold brew iced coffee. Cold brewing is popular in part because it is supposed to give a stronger coffee flavor that is less bitter than brewing coffee with hot water, but it uses a lot more coffee to make and is thus usually significantly more expensive than regular iced coffee.

Costco’s Cold Brew Mocha Freeze is $2.99, whereas the previous Mocha Freeze, made without cold brew coffee, was just $1.45 for the same size. That’s double the price of the old version, but it’s still less than a person would pay for cold brew at most coffee shops.

Would you try Costco’s Cold Brew Mocha Freeze?