Is it any wonder Coca-Cola Blak, a combination of Coke Classic and coffee extracts, will be launched in Europe first? As much as we love our Starbucks here in the US, it probably makes sense that it would debut in France, since the French take their coffee beans a bit more seriously. The drink, which is mid-calorie kind of like the failed Coca-Cola 2, was initially launched in April 2004 and contains less sugar and carbs than regular soda. How much it will actually taste like coffee is still being tweaked, but the US should see Coke Blak sometime in 2006. Though I have a feeling it may go the way of Tab real soon.