September 17, 2019

There’s iced coffee, and then there’s cold brew. What’s the difference? We’ve got an ice cold answer for this burning hot question...

Iced coffee is simply coffee that has been brewed normally with hot water, chilled, and is then served over ice. Cold brew is a bit more complex.

Here's how the magic happens at Back Bay Roasters:

For this process, coffee beans, ground coarsely, must be steeped in cold water for a minimum of twelve hours. The length of time can vary based on taste, with longer steeping times resulting in stronger, more bold flavor. 

Once the steeping process is completed, the grinds are filtered out, leaving behind a liquid concentrate that can be added to/cut with cold water, or milk if preferred. This process eschews heat as the method of extracting flavor, oil, sugar and caffeine properties from the coffee beans, and instead uses time. The result is a brew that is more complex and less acidic than iced coffee.

Did you know the process for creating Back Bay Roasters cold brew is actually different from any other brand?

Our cold brew is the only brew that is kept cold from start to finish. It's steeped in cold water, filtered cold,and processed cold. It will even arrive on your door step cold!

If you prefer the taste of cold brew but lack the time required to make it come to us. Back Bay Roasters’s products are cold and ready to go. Think it's too good to be true? Try a tap box of Beacon Black totally free!


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