It has been 4 years since we have introduced the first bottles of delicious First Press Cold Drip coffee. The 50ml Little Kicker being bottled by hand before the long day at the Farmers Market is a fond memory.
Since then, we have learnt some more about the market, lost a few hairs through the perils of running a business and become more inspired to bring you premium experience through bottled coffee. One thing that we have noticed customers ask is whether we can make a larger drink to enjoy as a coffee. We had the 50ml kicker (which turned to 100ml) and the 500ml bottle which contains 10 shots, not an easy feat to continually sip throughout the day. While these drinks have been great for those who love a strong coffee or wanting to mix with other ingredients, we have felt a need to venture our range into the ‘grab and go’ convenience market. A coffee that is a little less strong but still contains the favoured taste and clean buzz that is renowned with cold drip and cold brew coffee. We have been working diligently over the winter months for our new creations. They have been inspired by cold brew trends in other markets and the desire to create cold drip beverages to a wider market.
Alas, it is time to introduce the new gang, our line of ready to drink cold drip coffees.
‘The Purist’ was a result of wanting to offer a beverage that displays the floral notes of coffee. A lighter roast with beans from Colombia and Ethiopia, this coffee will have strong berry notes with a dash of chocolate on the finish. The intention of this drink was to display some of the sweeter notes of coffee through cold drip coffee without adding any additives. While it’s a lighter strength on the pallet, the drink itself is strong in caffeine and will give you the creative force you desire.
‘Black Cacao’ is our first adventure into the black cold drip coffee with adding a dash of some very tasty ingredients. Using our Brazil bean which is used for our naked range, we have created a lighter brew. This gives a soft taste profile with chocolate and citrus notes. We have added cocoa into the mix and a hint of coconut sugar. Our intention is for the coffee to still remain the hero, and not overpower it with other ingredients that swallow the beautiful subtle notes that occur through cold drip coffee. Think of a black mocha with a slight sweetness and a lingering chocolate finish. We love this for a dash of indulgence without putting a rocket on your sugar levels.
They have been on the shelf for a few weeks, but we have been sipping away for months to perfect the formula. They are great to sip over time when you want a lighter finish on the pallet. Don’t be fooled though, the word ‘lighter’ does not mean you won’t feel the clean buzz of First Press. Take a sip, get to work and hustle towards success.