What is cold brew?

A method of extraction using room temperature or cold water for an extended period of time; typically 6-24+ hours. 

 

What makes cold brewed coffee special?

Roasted coffee contains many compounds that are extracted during the brewing process. Some of those compounds, including certain oils and fatty acids, are soluble only at a high temperatures. During the cold brew process, coffee beans are never exposed to the high temperatures  that otherwise leave behind a  myriad of bitter oils and biting fatty acids. In other words you get the good stuff without the bad stuff. This results in full, sweet rich coffee without unpleasant flavors and compounds.

 

What is Farm-To-Bottle, and how do we achieve it? 

Brio prides itself in being the freshest cold brew. We ensure that our beans are not only freshly roasted, but as fresh as possible since their "green" state. Through our partners, we average beans that are 21 days old since their green state. Read More about our farm to bottle timeline.

 

Does cold brew have a higher caffeine content than a regular cup of hot coffee?

There really isn’t a definitive answer on this one despite the popular opinion that cold brew, on average, has a higher caffeine content. The reason why this might not always be true is because there are too many variables (coffee amount, water temperature, water hardness/softness, grind size, etc.)  that affect caffeine extraction  and as a result caffeine content. While heat helps extract more caffeine, cold brew is typically brewed as a concentrate, with higher than normal coffee-to-water ratio. While that concentrate has a high caffeine content the concentrate is normally cut with water or milk to taste, and that dilution will obviously alter the caffeine ratio. 

 

How many calories per bottle?

Lucky for you, brio! is the simple marriage of coffee and water. It has ZERO calories. If you enjoy it with milk or sweetener you'll have to do the math yourself. 

 

How much caffeine content per bottle of brio!?

8 oz=  ~ 250 mg

32 oz= ~ 1,000 mg

 

Why Colombia? 

Colombia is one of the few places around the world where its geographic location, landscape and elevation provide  ideal growing conditions for coffee. 

The center of the country, known as the coffee belt (Zona Cafetera) is responsible for most of the Colombian coffee harvest. In this region dry and rainy periods along with ideal growing conditions allow for fresh coffee harvest regularly throughout the year. The result a consistent supply of freshly harvested beans that allows us the opportunity to provide our customers with farm level freshness for Brio. 

 

Can Brio be enjoyed hot?

It CAN be warmed up! We recommend using a kettle pot to warm up your cold brew.

 

Where can I buy brio!?

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