Cold Front is a blend we developed especially for cold brew methods. It is a refreshing cup with gentle blackberry notes. The sweetness comes out with notes of purple grape and nectarine. The smooth creamy body rounds out into a lingering caramel, chocolate and maple syrup finish.
We recommend two methods for brewing your Cold Front, Cold Brew and Iced Pour Over.
The Cold Brew method of making iced coffee has been gaining popularity over the years, and offer an alternative for people who have sensitive stomachs. The method consists of steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold, fresh water for up to 24 hours produces a low acid coffee concentrate when filtered. The generally accepted brewing time frame is between 12 and 24 hours. While it seems like a long time to wait, it produces a rich and dense coffee beverage, almost like a cold version of espresso. It is versatile, as you can drink it straight, or add water to create the equivalent of a cold brewed coffee. The liquid concentrate/essence can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six weeks and can be cut with water as needed.
The exact dosage will depend on the size of your brewer. For the 5 Gallon Filtron Pro System, we recommend using a "1 to 1" ratio of coffee to water (1 lbs Coffee to 1 Gallon Water). For the 1.5 Liter Filtron
, we recommend a "2 to 1" ratio (2 lbs of coffee to 1 gallon of water). Since the Cold Brew method is a full immersion cold brew, for many hours, is it essential to use coarsely ground coffee.
Filtron Pro System
Brew for 12 - 18 hours
1.5 Liter Filtron System
Brew for 12 - 18 hours
The yield you get from this brew will last for up to 6 weeks in your refrigerator.
When you are ready for your iced Cold Front, we recommend cutting the brew with a 60% coffee to 40% water ratio.
Iced Pour Over
Brewing coffee directly over ice is a quick alternative to the Cold Brew method. The direct pour over technique produces a fresh, clean and aromatic iced coffee. There are a few different methods and brewers for utilizing this technique. Hario invented a brewer specifically for the iced pour over utilizing their V60 in the Hario Fretta brewer. We also recommend the Chemex as our personal favorite iced pour over brewer. While we carry both items, we feel that Chemex has the advantage over the Fretta for a couple of reasons; the first of which is clean up. The Fretta has 3 different components, the brewer, the glass carafe and the ice chamber. It only takes a minute or two to clean up, but none-the-less, when using this method with the Chemex, there are no extra components, just a Chemex. The Chemex also utilizes high quality glass (a substance that does not absorb odor or chemical residue) where-as the Fretta V60 cone is made of plastic, and would be better with a glass or ceramic V60.
The Iced Pour Over is incredibly easy and these parameters will work with both the Chemex
brewers. The exact dose will vary from coffee to coffee, so feel free to experiment! We feel we get the most well rounded and expressive flavor of our Cold Front Blend with a 50/50 water to ice ratio. The goal of this method is to brew a stronger concentrated coffee that is diluted to the proper consistency when the ice melts. This quick and direct contact with ice also stops the brew process early by rapidly cooling the coffee, giving the coffee a brighter flavor not found in the Cold Brew Method.
You can also get a set of a 1 pound bag of Cold Front with our special Cold Front Tumbler