The perfect Coke glass – Riedel – taste it like you’ve never tasted Coke before

No point beating around the bush, I’ve consumed a lot of Coke.  I love it.  In any blind test I can pick “the real thing” from it’s spin-off siblings and competitors without fail, so when Coke suggested they could show me how to serve the perfect Coke – they had my interest.

So, how does the world’s biggest drink brand determine the perfect serve?  Easy – a “Sensory workshop”.  Bring together top flavour experts, sampling Coke from a variety of shaped glasses prototyped for the test.

Together they agreed unanimously on this glass:


That ladies and gentlemen is the COCA-COLA + RIEDEL GLASS. A box of two will set you back just under $50, these are the ultimate Coke glass after all – right? (And they are crystal too).

Now, you’re thinking – yeah right – what a gee up.  Nope.  Today, I did a quick taste test.  Drank from a small can, then drank from a standard quite large rimmed glass, then from the Riedel.    I have dysfunctional taste buds so can’t describe the citrus and other flavours that apparently will be clear – to me, it was about the carbonation – the bubbles.  From the can it was a mouthful of bubbles.  From the open glass the bubbles were kinda directed straight into my mouth, while from the Riedel I honestly thing the carbonation was dispersed and what that does it give you the sense of a carbonated drink while accentuating the flavour.

Another great gift idea for that someone who it’s just impossible to buy for.  If they love Coke, get them some Coke + Riedel glasses.

Oh, and for the record, at the launch event, we were challenged to use a mix of ingredients and flavours to create the perfect Coke – My entry: A straight coke from the can into the Riedel Glass – I mean really, why mess with the taste of a genuine Coke?

The COCA-COLA + RIEDEL GLASS is available for sale at a RRP of $39.95 for a single glass or $49.95 for two online and in-store at David Jones, Myer and all good homewares stores. 

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Coca-Cola + Riedel Glasses
Date Published: 07/23/2014
Made in co-operation with Coke by Riedel these glasses do wonders for the flavour of carbonated drinks, and would make a great gift!
5 / 5 stars


  1. John H

    July 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Oh Trevor….really?
    I have sampled wine a lot from Riedel….but coke…REALLY…I am a bit stunned

  2. Jarrod Middleton

    July 23, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Must get these to go with the maccas Coke glass collection.

  3. Chris

    July 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

    How much did they pay you for this Trevor?

    • Trevor Long

      July 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Hey Chris, just up in the top right-hand corner of your screen there is a big X – click that will you mate, there are other websites for you to annoy out there, we don’t want you here.


  4. Dan Warne

    December 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I honestly am not surprised that these glasses make it taste better. Coke is ALWAYS better in a good glass, served really cold with ice. And I think drinking it out of a can is one of the most unsatisfying experiences… somehow the bubbles turn into foam in your mouth as it comes out of the can. I can imagine the shape of the glass – and the thinness of the glass – would make quite a difference to your drinking experience.

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