Cold Brew 101
Sometimes the best things in life are happy accidents. In the summer of 2014, we decided to take our coffee and and steep it in fresh filtered water. During the course of that summer, we played with every permutation imaginable (grind, coffee, water filters, time, temperature, filtration) to create a cold brew like no other. There was one batch, a fluke, that contained a mix of variables that really shouldn't work in theory, but in practice produce a cold brew like no other.
Each batch is allowed to steep for a 24 hour period in a refrigerated room and the coffee and water inside is never introduced to heat. Why is this important? Many Iced Coffees are just hot coffees that cooled and have ice cubes thrown in. Heating is wonderful for hot coffee, but sub-optimal for cold coffees.
Heat creates chemical compounds that interact with your tastebuds and create a wonderful coffee experience. These chemicals are wonderful when they're hot. They're not so delicious once they've cooled down. By never introducing heat to the equation, we never have to worry about any chemical compounds that may cause bitterness or funkyness. The best result from true cold brewing is a coffee taste that's as pure to the bean as you can get!
What's the hype with Single-Origin?
Single-origin signifies that your coffee has been grown in certain geographic area and accurately represents the terroir of the land. This is in direct contrast to blend which may include multiple beans from all over the world to create a taste that is more complete. Our Brazil Oberon coffee is the perfect coffee for cold brew because of its fruity and floral taste, bright finish and balanced acidity.
Cerrado is a region and biome in western Brazil known for its wooded savannas and wetlands. It is Brazil's second major habitat after the Amazon rainforest, and contains over 10,000 plant species and nearly 200 species of mammals.
With the perfect balance of mellow acidity, the right amount of caffeine and an exceedingly smooth taste, you really can't go wrong with cold brew.
Made in small batches with just two ingredients: water and coffee. Never introduced to heat for a true cold brew. Brewed from direct-trade single origin coffee beans from Brazil.