Cold brew coffee is java brewed at a low temperature.
And, why would you want to drink it?
Brewing at a lower temp results in a smoother, richer taste that is less acidic. Amongst other things, the acid in coffee has a way of throwing a diet out of whack, and upsetting stomachs. It also affects the overall taste and flavor of coffee. Java House’s cold brew coffee is made with 100% Arabica coffee beans that has undergone a 12 hour process involving cold water. I got a chance to try out the company’s dual use liquid pods that you can prepare in one of two ways: hot or cold.
Make It Hot
The liquid pods fit into single cup brewing machines, like the Keurig machine I used. Resist the urge to position the K-Cup with the tab facing you…it will only block the closing mechanism on your single brewer machine.
The company encloses a card that reminds you on this.
Make It Cold
You don’t need a single brewer machine to use these liquid pods. They make a refreshingly cold beverage when you peel the tab, pour the cold brew in, and add water to a glass filled with ice.
I Made Mine Hot
I made my first pod hot in a Keurig machine with 8 ounces of water.
Once brewed, I added one packet of Truvia, three shots of NuNaturals vanilla syrup (basically shaking the open cap three times), and one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream.
At first sight, I was afraid the coffee would be too strong because of its darker color, but it was surprisingly sweet and creamy. There was absolutely no harshness. It went down smooth, and they’ve definitely earned themselves an instant fan. I’m really impressed with the flavor, taste, and satisfaction level this brew reached.
When I really like something, I go on the hunt to find the best price online and order it. I learned that in addition to the Ethiopian cold brew, Java House makes Colombian, Decaf, Sumatran, as well as a line of Kauai Cold Brew coffees in Coconut Caramel Crunch and Vanilla Macadamia Nut. You can purchase the coffee pods on Java House’s website, and at Walmart and Target.
One package of Java House Cold Brew Ethiopian Coffee comes with six or 12 liquid pods, which is just not enough for me. Needless to say, I won’t be sharing until I stock up. A box of 6 pods costs around $8 or so (12 is priced around $12.99), depending on where you purchase, and so far, I found nothing spectacular in the price department on Amazon.
I will definitely purchase Java House Cold Brew Ethiopian Coffee in the future, and I’d like to try some of their other flavors too. I have my eye on the Coconut Caramel Crunch.
What do you think of these liquid cold brew coffee pods?
Disclosure: As a member of Crowdtap, I received a complimentary sample of this coffee. I was not obligated to write a review on my blog, but I did because I loved this product.