Coffee 101 - Cold Brew

What is cold brew you ask? Firstly, Cold Brew is not necessarily iced coffee.  What’s the key difference? Iced coffee is brewed hot and served cold while cold-brew is made by steeping coarsely ground coffee beans (in a specialized cold brew jug) in the fridge for anywhere from 12 to 24  hours.  The longer you leave it, the stronger the concentrate. Next,  empty the beans, and you’re left with a beautiful concentrate.  From there the possibilities are endless.  You can mix with milk, pour over ice, or combine with boiling water for your first thing in the morning cup.  If mixing with boiling water, use anywhere from a 1:3 ratio of concentrate to water, up to a 1:1. 

Okay, why would I drink cold brew instead of iced coffee you ask:

  • If acid isn’t your friend – Cold Brew is. Typically, it’s smoother than coffee and easier to drink (CB can be 60-70% less acidic than hot-brewed)
  • Smooth? How smooth…since the coffee is never heated the oils and acids of the bean are never released – no release = no bitterness

It really is that simple…if you enjoy a smoother coffee, with no bite and less acidity Cold Brew is for you! Now, the real question is – which do you prefer?  Cold Brew is absolutely my favourite way to drink coffee of any kind!

Cold Brew with our signature Sumatra Roast may be the smoothest cup of coffee you've ever had.

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