Kirkland Cold Brew Coffee Review

I bought the 12 pack of Kirkland Signature Cold Brew Coffee the other day and I can’t decide if it is one of the best or worst decisions that I have ever made.

On one hand the cold brew is excellent but on the other hand the last thing I need is another caffeine delivery system to keep me up at night!


12 Pack of Cold Brew Coffee

Is Kirkland Cold Brew Good?

Kirkland Signature Cold Brew is very good.

The coffee is smooth and, like you would expect from a classic cold brew, not quite as bitter and slightly sweeter than a regular cup of traditionally brewed iced coffee.

I truly love coffee but am not a coffee snob.  If there are any flaws with this cold brew then there are beyond anything that I could pick up with my palette.

These are cans of straight up coffee with no added sugars, creamers, etc.

Kirkland Cold Brew Coffee Over Ice

How Much Caffeine is in Costco’s Cold Brew?

The cold brew comes in small, slender 11 ounce cans.  The size of the cans is deceptive however as each 11 ounce can has more caffeine than two cups of brewed coffee.

Specifically, each can contains 225 mg of caffeine which Costco says is equivalent to 2.3 cups of coffee.

The cans have a warning saying that the cold brew is not recommended for people under 18, anyone who is pregnant or persons sensitive to caffeine.

My problem is that I spend most of my morning drinking cup after cup of Costco’s Medium Roast brewed coffee.  I typically stop drinking coffee around 10:30-11:00 partially because the weather gets so dang hot by then.  The last thing I need is to start my afternoons by pounding glass after glass of this chilled cold brew!

Caffeine Content of Kirkland Cold Brew

Who Makes Costco’s Cold Brew

I tried tracking this information down but was not able to find a concrete answer.

Costco has had past coffee partnerships with Starbucks so it is not inconceivable that that partnership is at play again for this product.

All we know for sure is that the coffee 100% Colombian is roasted and packaged in the USA.

How Much Does Kirkland Cold Brew Cost?

I bought the 12 pack of Kirkland Signature Cold Brew for $13.89 which comes out to a cost of $1.16 per 11 ounce can or $0.105 per ounce.

You can buy a 32 ounce bottle of Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee for $4.99 which works out to a cost of $0.15 per ounce.

This means that you will save $0.045 per ounce (30%) when you buy your cold brew at Costco instead of Trader’Joes.

Price of Kirkland Cold Brew Coffee at Costco



3 thoughts on “Kirkland Cold Brew Coffee Review

  1. This coffee was great, BUT it is a caffeine headache. It’s truly sugar free of everything. I Recommend drinking a half can mixed with flavored cream. I will drink this when I go to Las Vegas.

  2. Yeah this item is always sold out in stores near where I live – and online price is $18.99 – $$5.50 more than in store – and have to pay $3 PER ITEM ship fee unless $75 order total online at Costco – where these are in stock I buy like 6x 12 packs to avoid the hunt for them when out of stock… I drive for a living and don’t want 3x a day 200 calorie cream loaded can for each caffeine break I have thrice daily so I just toss these back like crazy and don’t feel bad about myself when the cost is out of sight the caffeine count is right and the calorie count is hella tight…. I don’t get caffeine overload or headache from this amount because I am a humungus dude at 6’3 265 and my tolerance for all things tolerable is always high as heck… but thank you for having this in store price online because you’re the only place I could find it and compare before I ordered them online… you just saved me $22 dollars before tax. You are now my real time favorite person. Good day to all.

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