WHAT IS COLD BREW?
Our cold brew is a coffee extraction process in which fresh ground coffee is steeped in cold water for 24 hours. Cold brew gently extracts the solubles - the oils, chemical compounds and acids within coffee that create it’s flavour - over time meaning the resultant drink is sweeter and less bitter. The cold brew process also means these solubles last longer and the coffee has a higher caffeine concentration.
In contrast, brewing with hot water rapidly dissolves these solubles which, while creating a strong smell and taste, degrades and oxidises them resulting in sour and bitter flavours. Hot brewed coffee (including espresso) also goes stale faster thanks to the faster degradation and oxidation.
Once our coffee has finished brewing, the rich brew is released through a two stage filtration process. What you are left with is a nuanced, naturally sweet, less acidic coffee that you can drink straight, sweetened or unsweetened, with any sort of milk, hot or cold. Brilliant.
Cold brew is the perfect method to bring out all the subtle flavours of coffee beans and roasts. This is why we are incredibly fussy when it comes to selecting our beans and roast levels, a pain in the arse for our incredible roasters - Commonfolk Coffee - whose guidance we are eternally grateful for.