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Which countries do you ship to?

We currently only ship to the United States. If you are interested in our products and are from another country, please give us a call so that we can see how we can accommodate you. 

Is all iced or cold coffee considered “cold brew”?

No. Coffee brewed with hot water extraction methods, whether served hot or cold, is not cold brew. Cold brew is not simply a marketing term. It does not refer to coffee that was extracted with hot water and then chilled prior to serving. Instead, it refers to coffee extracted at ambient or cooler temperatures. The resulting product can then be chilled or served over ice and be considered iced coffee or iced cold brew.

Is all cold brew coffee served as a cold beverage?

No. Cold brew coffee can be served hot. Again, cold brew refers to a brewing method, not a serving method. Historically in the United States, cold brew coffee was brewed as a concentrate, diluted with boiling water, and served primarily as a hot beverage. (This was prior to iced coffee becoming popular.) Cold brew coffee is also used as an ingredient in a variety of food and beverage products.

How does cold brew extraction work?

Cold brewing extracts at a lower temperature and generally for a longer time than conventional hot water extractions. This unique combination of cooler temperature and longer contact time may produce a unique sensory and quality profile in the finished beverage.

What are the sensory and flavor characteristics that result from the cold brew brewing method?

Flavor profiles of cold brew may vary significantly from coffees brewed at higher temperatures. Common traits typical to cold brew include: less bitterness, smoother taste, and the enhancement of more delicate flavors. The same coffee brewed by cold or hot methods can taste either very similar or drastically different when evaluated side-by-side.