Philz Iced Coffee Rose; My Thoughts After Trying It

Have you seen the Iced Coffee Rose from Philz Coffee? It’s not a wine-flavored iced coffee as the “rose” name might suggest, but rather an iced coffee with a rose flower flavor.

This might sound a bit strange to some, but in many Middle Eastern cuisines, rose water is a common ingredient. You might find it in Turkish delight, drinks, and in this case, in a sweet and creamy iced coffee. We’ve tested other local rose-flavored drinks, like the rose bubble tea at Boba Guys, and rose macarons.

The rose flavor is very subtle and not overpowering. It adds a lovely floral note that blends nicely with the creamy cold brew. We recommend adding lots of sugar and cream, but of course you can customize it to your own tastes.

Video Transcript

This is the Iced Coffee Rose from Philz Coffee. If you’ve seen the rose on here, it’s kind of a misnomer. You might be thinking like, rose wine, and that’s not what this is. This is not a wine-flavored iced coffee. It’s basically iced coffee and it has a rose flavor like the flower.

That might seem strange to you if you’re not used to that flavor being in a sweet item, but in a lot of Middle Eastern cuisine, for example, rose water is a very common ingredient. You see that in Turkish delight, you see it in a lot of drinks as well, and they have it in here in this sweet, creamy iced coffee.

Really, it’s a good effect. I think this works great. It’s a very, very subtle flavor so it’s not overpowering, but it has those floral notes. It blends nicely with that creamy cold brew. I like to get it with tons of sugar and cream in there, but of course you can customize it with any fillings you’d like.

Check it out – Iced Coffee Rose from Phil’s Coffee. Really delicious, really refreshing, and a little bit floral.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.
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