|Roaster Location:||Martinez, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Guatemala; Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$4.25/12-ounce bottle|
|Review Date:||July 2021|
Blind Assessment: A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Dark chocolate fudge, raspberry coulis, molasses, almond butter, redwood. Richly sweet structure with brisk acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The finish is chocolaty, through and through — in milk, dessert-like, reminiscent of a chocolate-raspberry truffle.
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 steeping coffee overnight in warm water, then filtering and chilling. Contains no additives or ingredients other than coffee and water. The green coffee used is a blend of two coffees: a washed-process Guatemala and a natural Ethiopia. Founded in 2015, States Coffee is a community-focused coffee and bread company in the Bay Area of California, featuring coffee roasted in-house and artisan-baked goods. Available in-store only. Visit www.statescoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deeply chocolaty, almost fudge-like, cold brew pleasingly complicated by hints of raspberry and molasses.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2021 tasting report: Cold Black Coffee: Simplicity Rules the Post-Pandemic RTD Landscape