Christmas-themed bottled drinks are not an entirely new concept; Old Hen Coffee Bar/Kitchen had always been known to offer their Peppermint Cocoa beverage during the festive season. That being said, it’s still pretty much something which I am glad to have more options of — The Cool Santa Brew is Berthold Delikatessen’s Christmas special, with other variants of Slow Brew Coffee such as Black & White (Coffee with Milk and Sugar Syrup), Shot in the Dark (Coffee), Ready to Matcha (Coffee with Matcha, Milk and Sugar Syrup) and Veni Vidi Vivo (Coffee with Toffee Cream) being available on the usual menu.

Coming with a miniature Santa hat over the top for that extra festive mood, The Cool Santa Brew features the same slow brewed coffee featuring 100% single estate Arabica coffee from Costa Rica, infused with orange and cinnamon which sounds pretty Christmas-y. Felt that the notes of orange was a tad overwhelming — the beverage barely tasting of the bitter undertones of black coffee; not quite my sort of thing. Still; looking forward to give the Veni Vidi Vivo a try the next time!