Just got my box of Coffeist, but I’m not sure how I feel about it.
First, it’s terribly bitter. Between the coffee and unsweetened cocoa, it’s not terribly pleasant on first sip. Maybe even the L-Theanine adds a bit of bitter/umami flavor that doesn’t mix well. It’s a strange mix of familiar flavors. However, It doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste at all.
The coffee portion doesn’t taste like a good cup of coffee, more on the instant coffee scale. The cocoa really stands out, but again, it’s unsweetened. If you like very dark chocolate, you will probably like this.
It has the same consistency of regular Soylent. It does not taste like Soylent at all, the other flavors completely mask the “cheerio milk” flavor of the original 2.0. It, also, doesn’t have any discernible scent. Just a very light chocolate scent.
Overall, tastes like unsweetened instant coffee made with soy milk and bitter cocoa powder. I’m not sure I’ll purchase this again, but I’ll decide that after drinking the rest.