Guest Author - Gayle E. Santana
My goodness, my goodness, what can I say. I believe there is a coffee revolution going on and someone forgot to tell me. Iíve come through it all, instant coffee, percolators and the like. This week I tried something that may change my coffee making habits forever.
Cool Brew is truly amazing in my book. Made by the New Orleans Coffee Company, cool is the operative term, and it certainly applies here from the bottle design to the last drop.
Cool Brew is made with a process called cold brewing. Cold brewing of coffee is not new. In fact you can make or purchase a special container and after a 12-hour soak, you have your coffee concentrate from which you make your coffee. You can then drink it cold or hot. Cold brewed coffee does not have the acidic content that bothers many people and no bitter aftertaste.
While many people have taken up this process at home, Cool Brew has revolutionized this process. The bottle design is completely amazing and makes mixing up a batch easier than flipping the switch on your coffee maker or even making up a cup of instant. You just squeeze to get the right amount for one cup and then pour. Add water and your favorite fixings and hot or cold, itís ready to enjoy.
And enjoy I have. Since Iíve received my Cool Brew, my coffee maker is on hold. I make a cup in the morning with the one ounce of Cool Brew, bottled water and my favorite evaporated milk. I put it into the microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds and I am in heaven. You can also make it with boiled water if nuking is something you canít or donít want to do.
I donít have access to coffee in the afternoon so I mix up a cup just the way I like it, pour it into a glass jar and keep it in the fridge. When Iím ready, I just pour this chilled elixir into a cup. There are never any bitter after tastes, no surprises. Just smooth flavor both hot or cold.
I have to tell you, I was prepared not to like Cool Brew. In the end, a well-designed bottle and a great concept will only get you so far. What is truly important is taste and it will win out every time. I can tell you with absolute certainty that the taste is phenomenal and Cool Brew is a winner in my book.
Because Cool Brew is so easy to make, you can whip up a bunch of iced coffees or other coffee drinks for family and friends. There are some great recipes on the website, http://www.coolbrew.com.