Teasia Coffee Review + Small Batch Cold Brew Recipe

Coffee is my fuel every day. I have tons of favorite coffee creations – iced coffee, espresso, macchiato and most importantly cold brew. I have worked in many cafés in the past and truly have a good sense of when coffee is super fresh. This is the key to a good cup of coffee. Freshness from the producer, freshness from bean to grind and freshness from brewing.     

Teasia reached out to me again to sample a new product they are now carrying: single origin coffee. This product is high quality, roasted in small batches and sourced from single producers by country. Origins include locations from Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and a few other countries..

I sampled flavors from Nicaragua, Segovia, Malawi and Costa Rica. All three types are bold, smooth, rich and clearly top quality coffee. I personally feel that the best way to sample a really great bean is using it for a cold brew. By brewing the coffee only in cold water and not exposing it to any heat, it reduces the acid and also avoids the flavor change that occurs when heating grounds. Cold Brew coffee really allows you to taste coffee for what it really is. If done well, sugar and milk may not be needed because the final product is great and the taste is smooth and rarely harsh.

I have included my small batch cold brew recipe below. Feel free to adjust depending on how strong you like your coffee.

Want to give Teasia coffee a try? Check them out on their website here http://teasia.com/our-teas-shop.aspx or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/teasiateas .

Cold Brew

Supplies:

¾ cup freshly ground Teasia Coffee

4 cups water

1 nut milk bag (coffee filter and funnel can be used in a pinch if needed)
Start by adding the fresh ground coffee to the nut milk bag. If you do not have a bag, pour coffee directly in to the container. Next, place the nut bag or grind into a beverage container or pitcher that holds at least 6 cups of liquid or more. Then pour the 4 cups of water into the container slowly mixing with the beans. Seal the container and store in the fridge for at least 24 hours. When complete, remove the bag, squeeze out any extra liquid and discard the grinds. If you are not using a nut milk bag, slowly filter the grinds out using the coffee filter and a funnel.

Serve over ice and enjoy!



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Cold Brew Coffee

Living in Philly I have become a bit of a coffee fanatic. I know what I like and I need a good cup at least once a day. With summer in full swing its hard to go food a hot cup of anything in the morning. I like iced coffee but can’t get it how I like it at home and hate how diluted it becomes. I have heard of cold brew before but since its always super expensive I never got into it. I did some research and learned home to make it at home. Cold brew coffee is much more potent then regular coffee but since it is never heated the quality is very smooth and not bitter.

Ingredients:

4 1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup Coffee
Coffee Filter
1 Large Container – I prefer an old milk jug to avoid staining anything I use for anything else.
1 Funnel
1 Glass Jar or storage container
Milk, Sugar or any other coffee add in’s

Start by mixing water and coffee together in container. Leave in fridge or on counter for 24 hours. After the first twelve give a quick stir or shake. Once time is up place filter in funnel. Put the funnel above storage container. Slowly pour coffee threw filter. Store in fridge for a few days. Serve on ice with milk and it sugar. Keep in mind coffee is very potent, you should dilute it by half when serving with ice, water or milk. Feel free to adjust recipe as you see fit , this is the way I like it but use your imagination.

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Guilt Free Mocha Java

Every-time I am in the local coffee house I try to justify giving into the decedent sweet and chocolate infused mocha coffee. Not only will I get my caffeine fix but my chocolate craving will be under control. Just adding sugar free chocolate syrup won’t compare to a gooey creamy 350 calories beverage on the menu. Its my goal to always recreate things like this into something I don’t feel guilty about. Well, after many attempts I did it. Give this one a try to fill that craving next time.

Ingredients:

2 Cups Fresh Coffee
1 1/2 Tbsp Splenda
1/2 Tbsp Agave
2 Tbsp Coco powder
1/2 Cup Almond Milk

Place all ingredients in a pot bring to boil while whisking. Then lower to a high simmer and allow to reduce for about 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool over ice.

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