Heat Up Your Menu with Cold Brew Drinks

Cold Brew RecipesLevi Andersen, the Beverage Product Specialist at Kerry Foodservice, sent over some fresh recipes for luscious springtime drinks featuring cold brew coffee.

As we were testing Levi’s recipes, our friends at Monin pointed out that iced coffee’s share of all coffee on menus at U.S. restaurants and coffee houses continues to jump, indicating that consumers’ interest in cold brew beverages spans all four seasons. What’s more, the National Coffee Association’s 2014 Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee Facts report notes that a full 15% of coffee drinkers prefer iced coffee.

“The last three summers, I have seen more and more excitement about cold brewed coffee,” Levi Andersen from Kerry FoodService reports. “There is a lot of opportunity to debut (or day-brew) new menu items.”

In experimenting with Big Train Vanilla Smoothie, Levi learned that adding cold brewed coffee (ratio of 5 oz of coffee to 2 scoops of mix) lets him create frappes with various coffee varietals with unique flavor profiles. Custom-blending like this allows your shop to develop a bespoke frappe flavor to suit your (and your customers’) coffee preferences.

When it comes to cold coffee, Stockton Graham & Co. prefers our own Stockton’s Cold Brew Blend. It’s a blend of sweet and bright coffees featuring our exquisite Brazil Alta Mogiana Peaberry.

Packed with flavors soft and sweet, our Alta Mogiana Peaberry is balanced nicely with hints of dried apricots and other stone fruits. The body is exceptionally smooth and provides a nice base for the building acidity and clean finish. And this creates a terrific base for Levi’s ice brew recipes!

Vanilla Cold Brew Whipped Cream

1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Madagascar Vanilla Syrup
4 oz brewed Stockton’s Cold Brew Blend (view recipe)
11 oz heavy whipping cream

Directions: Add syrup to cold coffee and then add cream. ISI charge or hand whip until frothy. Pour and serve.

Turkish Hazelnut Cold Brew Frappe

2 scoops Big Train Vanilla Smoothie
0.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Turkish Hazelnut Syrup
5 oz brewed Stockton’s Cold Brew Blend (view recipe)
12 oz ice

Direction: Place Big Train Vanilla Smoothie in blender jar. Add coffee and syrup. Top with ice. Blend until smooth, pour into cup and serve.

Turkish Hazelnut Cold Brew Frappe

2 scoops Big Train Horchata
5 oz brewed Stockton’s Cold Brew Blend
12 oz ice

Direction: Place Big Train Horchata in blender jar. Add coffee. Top with ice. Blend until smooth, pour into cup and serve.

Download DaVinci’s March 2015 Thirst Trends for Levi’s recipes and call a Stockton Graham & Co. Customer Care Associate at 800.835.5943 to order Stockton’s Cold Brew Blend from Stockton Graham Coffees.

Stockton Graham & Co. offering a new Brazil single origin!

We are now offering a new Brazil single origin coffee: the Alta Mogiana  (click here to download a PDF).

Our Brazil Alta Mogiana was chosen from the Fazenda Sao Francisco farm. The coffee was selected over numerous alternatives in favor of its unique complexion.

The Alta Mogiana region lies at the southern tip of the Espinhaço Mountain Range just north of São Paulo, where more than 400 species of reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians rely on this region’s lush rainforest for habitat.

Coffee that originates here is almost always associated with the Cooperativa de Caficultores e Agropecuarists (Cooperative of Coffee Cultivators & Cattle Ranchers), which was established in 1985 in order to protect and organize small farmers and ranchers in the region. The movement also helped farmers in the region compete in a global market. Alta Mogiana coffee has been cultivated and exported for hundreds of years, but the initial development of the region can be attributed to the advent of the railroad which reached the area in 1872.

Fazenda Sao Francisco is owned by Nilton Messias de Almeida Jr., whose parents started the farm. Since Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world, there are any varieties to choose from. What makes this farm different is the extra care given to natural processing of the beans. They really sort out the beans and deliver only the highest quality of bean.

The best beans really add to the complexity of the coffees flavor. This is a very approachable and well-rounded coffee that can be appreciated by even the novice coffee consumer.

New crop Brazil Alta Mogiana

Our roasting staff is proud to introduce our new crop Brazil from the Alta Mogiana region. If you enjoyed the Ipanema Dulce, you’re going to fall in love the new Brazil.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, when word got around that we were opting for a new Brazil this year, there were some grumbles. However, as of 9:28 am this morning, consider me convinced and converted. Our roastmaster Brandon said that the new Brazil was awesome and he is certainly right. I’m having a freshly brewed cup right now and all is right with the world. What a fantastic coffee for the morning!

Alta Mogiana is one of the most traditional coffee growing regions in Brazil and is known worldwide for producing a coffee that makes for an excellent cup. This coffee’s unique sweetness balances perfectly with its body and acidity. The proof is in the cup!

Coffee Characteristics:

Aroma: Nutty
Acidity: Low & delicate acidity
Body: Medium
Taste: Lots of chocolate with outstanding sweetness
Aftertaste: Long and pleasant

Add five pounds to your next order!

Mike Adams, Customer Care
www.stocktongraham.com