Lauren Bolden, Pie Bar
Don't worry, we have not gone hipster on yall..or any more hipster than we are currently accused of being. We generally offer Cool Bean's Coffee in our shop two ways -- with cream or with out. However, now that the weather is warming up, a little cold coffee is never a bad idea. We like to keep things simple, so when Cool Bean's recommended we offer Cold Brew Coffee, my eyes rolled. Literally. The last thing I want to do is add some complicated coffee system when all I generally know about coffee is that if I have more than two cups, I get the shakes. Bad.
However, we were sweet talked into trying it, and I'm not going to lie yall, Cold Brew Coffee is just BETTER than lame old iced coffee. I have been converted!
I can understand your hesitation -- you avoid terms like "venti" and "latte". You like your coffee strong, black, and preferably it comes from a canister. You would rather buy your gas station coffee any day over giving in to the fancy drinks forced upon you by pinterest and pop culture. Fads come and go, but a good cup of coffee is here to stay. I hear you, sister. I have also seen and appreciated Folgers commercials from time to time. They find a way to appeal to your sense of sensibility and nostalgia. Fancy coffee seems impersonal. But, that's just it -- Cold Brew Coffee is so easy it's stupid. Seriously.
So what is the difference between cold brew coffee and iced coffee?
Iced Coffee: Grind beans, brew hot coffee, refrigerate hot coffee, pour over ice & drink.
Cold Brew Coffee: Grind beans, steep in cold water for 12-24 hours, pour over ice & drink.
But, I am not one to shy away from a photo collage, therefore, below is a poem of photos included to convince you of Cold Brew's superiority.
It all started with a glass of ice. So simple.
When you twist the nozzle, you would think angels were crying..tears of sweet coffee nectar.
Because I am a sissy girl, I take my coffee with cream. I know, I know. I'm working on it.
Shout out to hand model, Baker Olivia. Apology also to hand model, Olivia, because she was forced to hold this delicious witches' brew..and then watch said witch consume it.