In 2017, iced coffee was a huge hit among many coffee drinkers. Today, cold brew is taking the lead. Cold Brew is currently the most popular cold coffee beverage in coffee shops across North America. Cold Brew is stronger than iced coffee and is easy to make in larger batches.
Cold Brew can be bought in a coffee shop or cafe, or you can also purchase it bottles in stores. When it comes to coffee shops, the best places to go for cold brew are:
You can purchase a cold brew at Starbucks the same way you would buy an iced coffee. Starbucks also sells bottles of cold brew in stores to engage even more of the coffee market.
If you’d rather purchase a bottle in a store, and want to try something other than Starbucks, here are some of the best brands:
Chameleon Cold Brew: This company is based out of Texas and uses high quality beans. Anther benefit is that it comes in different flavors. You can purchase these bottles on Amazon for around $4.00 each.
High Brew Double Espresso: Their original formula (Double Espresso) is a simple mix that is very strong, but never bitter. They can be purchased on Amazon for less than $2.00 each.
Many people are starting to get on board with coffee cocktails. The idea of coffee mixed with alcohol may be a turn off for some people, but die-hard coffee lovers are going all out. Bartenders and coffee advocates are taking things a little further than Kahlua or Irish Cream. If you feel that you might enjoy these drinks here are a few recipes we though you might like:
Siciliano: To make this, you mix vermouth, amaro, coffee and simple syrup. Add some ice and club soda, and some orange for garnish. Recipe by Bon Appetit.
Gort’s Reprieve Irish Coffee: Stir coffee, whiskey, liqueur, simple syrup, and bitters into a glass. Top with whipped cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice and garnish with mint and coffee beans. Recipe by Drink. Well., Austin.
Anatolia Cafe: Mix pierre ferrand 1840 cognac, luxardo cherry liqueur, and cinnamon syrup coffee together in a glass and top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Recipe by Eastern Standard.
When it comes to craft beer, small, local breweries are known for making small batches of insanely good beer. This similar outlook is also popping up in the coffee industry. Artisan roasters put an emphasis on supporting local. Some of the qualities of artisan roasters include the origin of the coffee and an understanding an appreciation for local products. They are also known for their sustainable farming practices and high quality bean selection and insightful roasting techniques.
Artisan roasters are a unique experience that many coffee drinkers are sure to enjoy. Basically, you can visit a Starbucks or Tim Horton’s from most places across the globe. But, artisan roasters give you a completely different experience of tasting something that was made with care out of local ingredients.