Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee

Stumptown Cold Brew CoffeeCold Brew Coffee? There’s nothing more refreshing than cold brewed coffee over ice for an afternoon pick-me-up.

The Stumptown Cold Brew is remarkably fresh-tasting. You’d expect something like coffee, that needs to be freshly brewed, to taste processed and maybe stale from a bottle. Not so with this cold brew. It tasted like, well, coffee! Happy surprise.

The Process

From the Stumptown site: “Cold brew”, also known as “cold press” or “toddy coffee,” is brewed without heat over a long duration. We craft our well-loved version by steeping freshly roasted coffee in room temperature water for over 12 hours, and using a double filtration process to procure the end result: a complex, smooth and sweet, full-bodied brew with bright juiciness, low acidity and a long chocolate finish.”

Where to find Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee

Stumptown Coffee Roasters Cold Brew is available at all their cafes, online and retailers like Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca as well as others, check their site for more locations.

Learn more at StumptownCoffee.com

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Herkimer Coffee for Pour-over Coffee Method

Herkimer Coffee Beans - Drip BlendHaving never heard of Seattle’s Herkimer Coffee prior to picking up a bag of beans. I was pleasantly surprised.

I have not tried other beans, Herkimer Coffee offers all the standards from Africa and South America. I decided to try the Drip Blend, not that I generally go with the blends, the coffee shop I made my purchase was low on the other types, unless I was looking for an espresso. And since it was a roaster I was not familiar with, the blend was a good place to start.

I ran out of filters for my Hario v60 drip cone, so I’m using my Melitta. I ground and brewed it the normal method.

Nice bold flavor, good start to finish of the cup.

I’m not an expert taster, I can’t give you all the notes of a particular bean, including weather on the day of harvest, if the picker was a male of female. But what I can say is that I like a certain boldness, mocha/chocolaty taste, I’m very sensitive to acidity and don’t like how some roasts turn sour after the cup cools (I tend to drink slow). Bearing that in mind I was very pleased. The flavor was bold, tasted good from beginning to end of the cup even as it had cooled down. No hint of acid. I’ll be looking for Herkimer Coffee roasted beans in the future.

 

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