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.


Still Cold Brew

  • Pure Cold-Steeped Coffee
  • Incredibly Bright & Delicious
  • Usually Served Over Ice
“Still” cold brew is essentially the “new” iced coffee. Iced coffee is traditionally brewed hot, then chilled and served over ice, resulting in a somewhat astringent or tanic flavor that begs for cream or sugar. By contrast, cold brewed coffee is never heated, thereby preserving the natural sweetness, and fruity or chocolatey flavors of the coffee, resulting in a naturally refreshing and stimulating beverage. We recommend serving our Still cold brew in a chilled pint glass over ice.

Nitro Cold Brew

  • Cold Brew Infused With Nitrogen
  • Incredibly Smooth & Creamy
  • Served Straight Up or Over Ice
“Nitro” cold brew features the effervescence of pressurized nitrogen infusion, and pours best from a specialized Nitro tap, thereby forming a “head” and a shower of cascading bubbles reminiscent of a Guinness Stout. The result is creamy, mellowed coffee flavor with a smooth and silky mouthfeel. For the coffee purist, Nitro cold brew is best served straight-up in a chilled 12oz tulip glass, although cold brew novices may prefer a chilled pint glass with ice. Nitro cold bew coffee is a genuinely unique coffee experience. Whether “Still” or Nitro, coffee lovers and first-time coffee drinkers alike will discover a genuinely unique coffee experience with cold brew coffee.

The Cold Brew Coffee Facts

  • Cold Brew has been on tap in both Still and Nitro at our Midtown Café since we opened in 2012.
  • In the summer of 2017, the New York Times posted the article, “How Cold Brew Changed the Coffee Business,” putting a national spotlight on this fast growing product.
  • Progressive retailers like Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s were early adopters.

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