Secret Squirrel

Cold Brew Coffee

Location: Los Angeles, California

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: NA

Est. Price: $3.79/12 fluid ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: /

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

A pure, ready-to-drink bottled coffee tested over ice. Bright, dry, nutty. Brisk, nut-toned acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Walnut, roasted cacao nib, lemon, a sweetening hint of honeysuckle in flavor; tartly lemony in the finish. A small volume of cold milk develops sweetness and chocolaty depth.


This coffee is certified fair-trade and organically grown, and is prepared by the cold-brew method, which involves prolonged steeping of ground coffee in cold or room-temperature water and subsequent filtering. Bottled and sold without additives or any ingredient other than coffee and water. Secret Squirrel is run by two cold-brew coffee enthusiasts with a passion for good coffee. Visit www.squirrelbrew.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Crisp and pleasant black, but makes an especially good cold-brewed choice for those who like to add a bit of milk or whitener to their iced cup. Appealing as well to those who prefer to purchase certified organic and/or fair trade products.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2014 tasting report: Bottled Iced Coffees

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