That Cold Stuff is unlike any other type of coffee. It’s smooth, it’s approachable, and it’s extremely versatile.
Since it’s made in the form of a concentrate, you actually have a lot of flexibility when it comes to making drinks with it, since the flavors can be tasted even when you mix the concentrate with other liquids.
I want to help you make the most out of your TCS experience, so I’m going to show you the five primary ways you can use your concentrate to make a variety of fun, refreshing, and creative coffee drinks.
Let’s see them!
1. ICED COFFEE (OF COURSE)
Let’s get the most obvious example out of the way immediately: iced coffee. You take about 50mls of That Cold Stuff, cut with some cold water, top with ice, and you’re done.
It’s simple, refreshing, and stunningly smooth. There’s a reason so many coffee skeptics actually fall in love with iced cold brew.
If you want, you can top with a splash of cream or add in some chocolate syrup for a slightly sweeter experience.
2. HOT COFFEE
Unbeknownst to many, you can actually make hot coffee using cold brew concentrate.
The idea is simply to top off a shot (50ml) of concentrate with boiling hot water. This heats up the concentrate and gives you a warm, but not scalding, mug.
Hot cold brew coffee is actually extremely convenient if you’re low on time in the mornings. Just make grab your pouch out of the fridge, then simply warm up water in a kettle and mix your brew. It’s quicker than making coffee fresh each morning but still delicious.
As far as flavors go, hot cold brew coffee is a little different—not everyone will love it.
Cold brewing produces up to 66% less acidity and bitterness, so you shouldn’t expect the hot mug to have that usual punch that fresh coffee has. It’ll be smooth and sweet, but it won’t have that usual tang or those lower deep flavor notes.
3. COLD BREW SODA
Sometimes iced coffee just doesn’t sound quite right. Thankfully, there’s a bubbly and often more refreshing alternative: cold brew soda.
Here’s what you need for the most basic form of this cold brew drink:
- 50ml That Cold Stuff
- 20mls Soda Water
Just mix it all up and enjoy when it’s warm outside.
Of course, you can easily customize your soda using flavor syrups or other inserts. Muddle a couple fresh mint leaves at the bottom of the glass or squeeze some fresh lemon juice into the soda for some extra citrus tang. You have a lot of flexibility here, so get creative!
4. COLD BREW MOCKTAILS
Now we’re really getting into the fun stuff. Because cold brew is generally so smooth, you can mix it with a whole bunch of other ingredients to create interesting and unique mocktail-type drinks.
This style of drink has been made popular by the “signature beverage” round found in the world’s series of Barista Competitions. Many competitors come up with wild concoctions that can include incredible ingredients like dry ice, raspberry ganache, and single-estate chocolate.
But you don’t have to go all mad scientist to enjoy a good cold brew mocktail—you just have to get a little creative.
5. COLD BREW COCKTAILS
Cocktails are a different breed of creative drinks. Balancing sweet, sour, spice, and spirit is a special kind of craft—and a fun one at that.
For years there have been a handful of popular coffee cocktails, like the espresso martini and Irish coffee, but recent years have seen a giant push in this arena.
Thanks to things like the Coffee And Good Spirits Competition, there are now dozens of stellar cold brew coffee cocktail recipes online to draw inspiration from. Nearly every major classic cocktail has a coffee/cold brew version.
Craft yourself a cold brew coffee negroni when you’re interested in something complex with a bite. Go with a cold brew hot toddy when you need to warm up but need a boost.
There’s a huge realm of opportunity and discovery awaiting lovers of That Cold Stuff who are willing to think a little outside the box. The iced coffee’s incredible—but there’s still so much more to enjoy about cold brew.
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What’s your favorite way to get creative with cold brew coffee? Drop us a line with your favorite recipe!