Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir: QUICK OVERVIEW
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Feel like having strong coffee on a hot summer’s day? Unimpressed with bitter-tasting iced coffees? Well, the cold brew has caught on, and anyone who’s tried it instantly wants to find out more. So, what is cold brew all about? Do you need to be a top-notch barista to make it or can you master the art of making cold brew coffee yourself?
Well, the good news is, you can. Especially with coffees like the one reviewed here. Not only does it produce wonderful flavors but it’s also organic and carbon-negative. Hence, it’s a win-win all around.
Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir Review
All coffee-lovers have taken note. Cold brew is the latest trend, and whereas before this, you’d only get bitter-tasting iced coffee, many coffee houses around the globe now serve cold brewed coffee.
For the uninitiated, cold brew coffee is just that: coffee that is brewed using cold water. The trouble is, you can’t just use any type of coffee to make it. With most varieties, you end up with poor flavors and too much acidity. In short, you need specific coffee if you want to make good cold brewed coffee.
And that’s where the Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir comes in. With this coffee, you can make smooth cold brewed coffee with a taste that goes far beyond your wildest coffee dreams.
Who Is This Product For?
Anyone who wants to brew cold coffee at home ought to try this one. That’s not to say that you can’t use it to make wonderful hot brews too. In fact, the beans have been carefully selected to provide smooth flavors for both varieties.
Another interesting aspect of this coffee is the company’s commitment to sustainability and its hands-on action in that regard. Sourcing the 100% organic Arabica beans from high-altitude Fair-Trade cooperatives and farms, the company “gives back” in several ways.
For starters, a portion of the proceeds goes toward reforestation efforts in Ecuador’s Mindo Cloud Forest. What’s more, for every pound of CO2 produced in the production and distribution process of this cold brew coffee, the Tiny Footprint Coffee Company plants sufficient trees to render its carbon footprint neutral. In fact, the coffee itself is carbon negative. So, anyone who cares about fair trade, the earth, and the rainforest, can support these efforts over an awesome cup of cold or hot coffee.
The pack we are reviewing here contains a whopping 3lbs of 100% organic Arabica beans, suitable for cold brewing.
The company roasts the beans in a vintage German drum roaster to maintain the quality and ensure smooth tastes.
Overview of Features
Included here are whole 100% organic Arabica coffee beans, a blend of dark and light roasts. The company calls the product cold press elixir, indicating that the beans are suitable for cold brewing.
You end up with a delicious medium-heavy bodied coffee, without even a hint of bitterness or acidity.
For an 8-ounce cup of coffee, you need approximately 2 tablespoons of ground coffee.
How to Make Cold Brewed Coffee
You know how to make hot coffee, but what about cold brew? Well, here’s how. Take approximately 1 cup of beans for 1 liter of water.
Start off by grinding the coffee beans to a consistency that resembles breadcrumbs. Don’t over grind because the filter cannot sift out fine coffee dust, and you don’t want to end up with a cloudy brew.
Once you’ve ground the beans, add water and leave for approximately 20 hours, covered with a towel. Then, filter through a conventional sieve before wetting a coffee filter and filtering it again. Pour into a glass, add milk and ice as desired.
Making iced coffee is an entirely different process. Here, you make “normal” coffee and then cool it down. Once cold, you add ice and milk to taste.
When it comes to taste, cold brew tastes much smoother and fuller, lacking the sharpness and acidity of iced coffee.
Some people consider the Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir too light, so they look for a coffee that is a litter stronger and richer. The choice of beans is crucial and so is the roast if you want to make a decent glass of cold brewed coffee.
In the search for a stronger variety, testing out different beans with different origins, we found that light roast Kenyan beans make excellent cold brews. Whether it actually tastes better than the Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir is a matter of personal preference.
We loved the Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir because of the great taste and the company’s commitment to providing a truly wholesome product. The cold brew tastes great and is just what you need on a sweltering summer afternoon.
When you’re making and drinking it, you can picture the trees in the rainforest growing because of your love for coffee. So, go ahead and indulge!