The Cold-Brewed Process
Ready To Go Coffees and Teas undergo the cold brew process to create a perfectly balanced and distinctly smooth cup of coffee or tea whether it’s served steaming hot or iced cold. The perfect cup, every time!
What makes Cold-Brewed Coffee so Special?
During the cold-brew process, time replaces heat which releases undesirable flavor elements. A roasted coffee bean contains many compounds, including certain oils and fatty acids that are extracted during the brewing process
Cold water brewing extracts the delicious flavor compounds and some of the caffeine from coffee beans, but leaves behind a myriad of bitter oils and harsh fatty acids, including undesirable elements such as ketons, esters, and amids.
These are the same bitter acids and fatty oils that surface to the top of your hot cup of coffee, and give hot-brewed coffee that familiar “bite” thus the reason that some 8 out of 10 people attempt to soften the acidic taste by adding milk or cream to their coffee.
What makes Cold-Brewed Tea so Special?
Again, during the cold-brew process, time replaces heat which releases undesirable flavor elements. The cold-brew process extracts a different chemical balance from tea leaves. This means there are fewer catechins and less caffeine, which reduces the bitterness and results in a smoother flavor.
The process tends to extract more of Mother Nature’s natural sweetness, thus enhancing the flavor of the tea.
Cold-brewed teas do not encourage the growth of potentially dangerous bacteria as they do not sit in the hot sun with water and sugar, unlike sun-brewed teas. They also contain more antioxidants than hot brewed tea making it healthier for you than the traditional hot-brewed tea.
Regardless of how you like your Coffee or Tea, the “Best of” Coffees and Teas are always “Ready To Go”!