COLD BREW METHOD

EXTRACTS THE BEST INGREDIENTS OUT OF THE COFFEE BEAN.

In its original form, the coffee bean contains a wide variety of flavors, primarily fruity rather than bitter notes. The typical roasted coffee taste only evolves when roasting the beans. Which of the many flavors will end up in the cup or glass strongly depends on the brewing method.

Typically, hot water is used to extract the flavor out of the beans. The temperature ensures that a lot of coffee flavor is dissolved relatively quickly from the powder. The disadvantage hereby: In addition to the desired flavors, many bitter substances and acids are extracted. The high drinking temperature, milk and sugar make sure that it is less noticed. Cooled coffee is therefore usually perceived as unenjoyable.

If cold instead of hot water is used, the ratio between dissolved flavors and bitter substances / acids is more favorable. However, the disadvantage is that much fewer aromas are extracted. To ensure that the cold brewed coffee is not watery, the extraction time must be increased. Then you get a much more enjoyable drink that has a greater variety of aromas and stronger fruit notes than “ordinary” coffee: namely Cold Brew Coffee, also known as Dutch Coffee.

THE TWO COLD BREW METHODS

IN A NUTSHELL.

Cold brew coffee can be made through the full immersion method or the cold drip method, which is used in our DRIPSTER. The two methods work as such:

FULL IMMERSION METHOD

In the full immersion method grounded coffee and cold water are added into a container. After some time (about 12-24 hours), the preparation is filtered to remove the coffee particles. The result tastes usually more roasted than that of cold drip method and contains more acid and bitter substances.

COLD DRIP METHOD

The cold drip is more complex. Here, cold water is added slowly, drop by drop onto the grounded coffee. As clear water continuously drips onto the grounded coffee, the flavors are almost completely resolved. The extraction requires less time, and the aroma spectrum differs to that of the full immersion method. The DRIPSTER works exactly like this.

The drink

POPULAR NOT ONLY IN SUMMER.

Cold brew coffee is a natural drink that refreshes not only in the summer. Thanks to its natural sweetness, no additional sugar is needed – the cold brewed coffee also contains hardly any calories. Known from the USA, cold brew coffee is now also availably in Germany in many modern bars and cafes.

You can enjoy Cold Brew Coffee pure on ice or diluted with water or milk. It is also an excellent ingredient for cocktails – such as the alcohol-free ColdDrip Tonic.