The wonderful part about casting and being involved with a vaping network is hearing about popular regional juice. Take Strong Island Vapes, for example. This company is a staple for the Long Island area, with solid flavors that have stood the test of time. Solid ingredients with precision in their juice making.
In looking at flavors to try, I was drawn to one in particular called “The Cup”. The flavor description simply said: “THE COFFEE FLAVOR YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR”
Hmmm…we’ll see about that…
Presentation: The front of the label shows a rustic color/background with coffee beans bordering the edges. It’s very subtle in the suggestion of a bolder flavor profile instead of coming out the gate saying “It’s coffee!!” The left side of the bottle lists Prop 65 warning, warnings about keeping away from kids, instructions on what to do if this comes in contact with your eyes/skin, proper storage instructions, etc. The right hand side contains more warnings regarding poison control, what to do if swallowed, etc. There is a lot number, ingredients, and the PG/VG ratio (which is actually repeated on two separate sections). This is a full label from edge to edge, but you can’t be too careful with something as dangerous as a bottle of e-liquid.
Flavor: It has been mentioned on here before that a lot of coffee flavors have a “burned” type of taste, and the other additives are simply there to mask that flavor note. Thankfully this isn’t as bad as some juices out there. This has a mild sweetness with a nutty undertone. Unfortunately, that’s not how I like my coffee.
The difficult part for me was figuring out what undertones are being used. Is this supposed to be more of a vanilla, or do they use a mocha flavor to achieve that sweetness? I am leaning more towards the vanilla, but this is one you have to experience for yourself. What I would like to have seen is more of a rich body with perhaps a french roast presence. I want a coffee flavor that is deep and full. However, this one is definitely a keeper in the meantime!
Cloud Production: I have been running this on a single coil staggered fused. Cloud production on this has been insane! With the darker flavor profile, this did have some cotton discoloration. If you maintain a lower power rating, you might be surprised at how well this maintains your cotton wick.
Bottle Size: 30ml, 120ml
Nicotine Strength: 0mg, 1.5mg, 3mg, 6mg