Why Cold Brew?
Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold or room
temperature water for 12-24 hours, and straining or filtering the
resulting brew. The resulting beverage is characteristicly smooth,
full-bodied and intense, with liqueur-like qualities. Steeping for a long
period of time using a high grounds-to-water ratio extracts significant
concentrations of caffeine that naturally occurs in coffee beans. As a
result, cold brew coffee is a perfectly natural, refreshing, and flavorful
coffee drink! The cost of cold brew is higher than traditional coffee
prep due to the higher concentration of grounds-to-water used.
Therefore, the menu price for cold brew coffee is similar to beer, at a
range of $4 to $6 for a 12oz pour. At The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting
Co. we keg two cold brew varieties.