Naturally sweet with notes of blackberry, honey, & chocolate
Make the perfect cold brew coffee at home all summer long! Created specifically for cold brew, this blend is naturally sweet with notes of blackberry, lime, honey, and chocolate. Blended from top-scoring Colombian coffee cherries, this coffee gets its baked-in goodness by slow ripening under a rich canopy of shade trees.
Cold Brew Recipe
About Our Sourcing
Our blends are created from community-blended micro-lots sourced through our farming partner relationships. Roughly 70% of all specialty coffee farmers lack the resources to form direct trade partnerships. However, by pooling their harvests (community blending) and teaming up with Joe Bean’s sourcing partners, they are able to send us some amazing coffees which hold their own in the specialty market. By working together, each farmer assumes less risk while learning to develop all the right components of a high-end, micro-lot coffee farm; a critical step toward self sufficiency and profitability.
Use Filtered Water
Contaminants and chemicals in your water can make your coffee taste muddy, and they can also be harsh on your equipment. Using filtered (but not distilled) water helps your coffee taste clean, bright, and naturally sweet. And while there are a lot of expensive water filters on the market, we find that an inexpensive, basic carbon filter does a great job filtering water for coffee brewing.
We all love the smell of freshly ground coffee but all that beautiful aroma should be going into your cup and not just into the air. That is why we recommend grinding your coffee immediately before brewing so that all that goodness isn’t lost. The sooner you use your coffee after grinding, the more flavorful your cup will be preventing it from tasting stale and flat. And for best grinding results, we highly recommend using a quality burr grinder, like a Baratza.
Coffee to Water Ratio
The amount of coffee beans you use can have a big impact on taste. Too much coffee, and the cup can taste heavy and sour. Too little coffee, and the cup can taste thin and bitter. We recommend using a 1:15 ratio by weight, 60g of coffee for every 1,000g of water which is about 2 Tbsp of coffee for every 8oz of water. Our preference is to use a scale to weigh coffee and water for accuracy and consistency, all of which can make a big difference.
About Our Give Back Program
As part of our Give Back Program, Joe Bean will be giving 3% of all blends purchases back to our current not-for-profit partner, Friends of Ganondagan. The internationally recognized resource for Seneca and Haudenosaunee history, Ganondagan also acts as a bridge between Native American and non-Native cultures. Click here to learn more about them or our Give Back Program