Big Shoulders Coffee
Black Cold Brew
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Uganda; Colombia|
|Est. Price:||$35.00/six 8-ounce cans|
|Review Date:||July 2021|
Blind Assessment: A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Date, almond, caramel, freesia, bergamot. Sweet-toned with gentle, round acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Richly sweet, gentle finish. Combined with milk, this cold brew is caramelly and nut-toned with a hint of spice.
Notes: The coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a tasting of ready-to-drink black coffees for Coffee Review’s July 2021 tasting report. Prepared by the cold-brew method, which involves prolonged steeping of ground coffee in cold or room-temperature water and subsequent filtering. Contains no additives or ingredients other than coffee and water. The green coffee used is a blend of washed-process (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried) coffees from Ethiopia, Uganda and Colombia. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-846-1439 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deep, rich, balanced and inviting cold brew, especially sweet and caramelly in the milk shot.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2021 tasting report: Cold Black Coffee: Simplicity Rules the Post-Pandemic RTD Landscape