Cold brew coffee is the biggest trend to hit the coffee scene since – dare we say it – the Frappuccino! Have you been relying on that delicious store-bought bottled brew or your local café to deliver your daily cold brew fix? Yep – it hurts the wallet after a while. Start saving money and put your cold brewing skills to work at home. The first step is picking up a bag of whole roasted coffee beans that will lead you to the cold brew promise land.
Here are our top five favorite coffees to use when making your own cold brew concoctions at home:
Stone Street Coffee Cold Brew Reserve Colombian Single Origin Coarsely Ground Coffee - 1 lb. Bag - Dark Roast
If you’re like us then you love a deep, chocolaty flavor profile in your cold brew coffee. Stone Street delivers just that with their Single Origin Columbian Cold Brew Reserve. These guys are based out of New York and are doing it right! You can buy it whole bean or coarsely ground if you don’t have a grinder.
If you want to support a good cause, pick up a bag of Tiny Footprint’s Cold Brew Elixir. They donate a portion of the profits from every pound sold to reforestation in Ecuador. Not to mention, this small-batch roasted coffee packs a punch. Fruity undertones with a floral body all wrapped up in a layer of chocolate – where do we sign up?
Death Wish Ground Coffee, The World's Strongest Coffee, Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic, 16 Ounce
No list of favorite coffee beans would be complete without mentioning Death Wish. Their claim to fame is “double the caffeine.” We definitely cannot validate the claim, but we will vouch for this coffee when used for cold brewing. It’s rich, smooth and packs a good solid donkey-punch. Be careful – brewing for longer than 24 hours could cause over-caffeinating!
Cold Brew Lab
Cold Brew Lab Ground Organic Coffee Crafted for Cold Brewing, Extra Coarse Grind Size, Dark Roast, 1 LB Bag
Most coffee addicts seek out a well-balanced glass of cold brew – not too bold or fruity. Cold Brew Lab delivers with their medium-dark roast blend custom tailored for cold brew. It’s smooth and balanced from start to finish - a great middle of the road cold brewing bean. You can buy it pre-ground (extra course and ready for cold brewing) or whole bean in order to give you more control.
The Chosen Bean
The Chosen Bean Cold Brew Coffee Coarse Ground Premium Guatemalan Ethiopian Blend Medium Dark Roast Micro Roasted Low Acidity 12oz Kosher for Passover
We like the Chosen Bean because it has a truly unique flavor profile. The cherry aftertaste really shines through! The beans are sourced directly from Ethiopia and Guatemala, blended together and roasted to perfection for awesome cold brew. As an added bonus, these beans are certified Kosher and come in a high-end/premium packaging equipped with a degassing valve to help maintain freshness.
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