Coffee beans are very sensitive and will quickly pick up the flavors of that they’re stored or transported in. If you transport and store green coffee beans in burlap for an extended period of time, it will pick up the flavor of burlap. If they’re exposed diesel fumes, they will pick up up and present the flavors of the diesel. (Appetizing, I know.)
Roasters will use a method called “barrel-conditioning” which harkens back to the days when coffee beans were transported in whatever barrels the exporters had on hand. This gave the green coffee beans different nuances of flavor based on the type of barrel they were packed in. These brews are supercharged with flavors that are as complex as the most complicated wines.
Pure Intentions Owner Matt Yarmey took this idea of barrel-conditioning a step further. Instead of using green coffee beans in Muddy River Distillery barrels, he started with beans that had been roasted and cold-brewed. The 6-month planning process for the brew concluded with a 2 month, 10 day aging process, managed by Free Range Brewing in Charlotte’s NoDa district. The final product offers flavors of oak, molasses and vanilla, without a measurable amount of alcohol content.
“Innovation is at the cornerstone of our business. This is a new experiment; most aged cold brews are aged as green beans then brewed. We’ve aged our cold brew as a liquid to see what variations occur. I enjoy testing the unpredictable.”
Where To Find Pure Intentions Cold Brew
- Free Range Brewing, NoDa
- Bottled and Tapped, Cornelius
- Hattie’s, Plaza Midwood
- Fonta Flora, Morganton NC
- Sycamore Brewing, South End
About Pure Intentions Coffee
At Pure Intentions Coffee, we hold every step of the process to high standards: sourcing quality- grown beans from environmentally-conscious suppliers, perfectly roasting each batch and providing a full range of additional services to help you deliver amazing coffee service to your customers. At Pure Intentions we believe you should fill your cup with character.
Visit Pure Intentions online (www.pureintentionscoffee.com) to learn more about all Pure Intentions offerings and their recent Fair Trade & Organic Certification.
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