Origin Coffee Roasters
Cold Brew Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Kihei, Maui, Hawai’i|
|Coffee Origin:||Colombia; Guatemala|
|Est. Price:||$25.00/six 12-ounce cans|
|Review Date:||July 2021|
Blind Assessment: A ready-to-drink black coffee, tested cold. Apricot, baking chocolate, freesia, lemon-thyme, fresh-cut cedar. Sweetly tart structure with lively acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Aromatic cedar-like wood notes frame the gently fruit-toned, chocolaty finish. The milk shot softens the brightness and suggests a candy bar from childhood; perhaps a KitKat?
Notes: The coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a tasting of ready-to-drink black coffees for Coffee Review’s July 2021 tasting report. Brewed in Origin’s brewhouse custom built by Deutsche Beverage Technology. Produced in 600-pound batches using sterile filtered water. The brew steeps for 16-18 hours in the temperature-controlled brewhouse and is then double-filtered. Contains no additives or ingredients other than coffee and water. Infused with nitrogen when canned. The green coffee used is a blend of washed coffees from Guatemala and Ethiopia. Founded by roaster Heather Brisson-Lutz in 2018, Origin Coffee Roasters highlights the origin of each carefully selected coffee with a roast profile that highlights the specific characteristics of the green. Visit www.origincoffeemaui.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A refreshingly tart, crisply sweet cold brew, balanced, bright, and delicately chocolaty.
This review originally appeared in the July, 2021 tasting report: Cold Black Coffee: Simplicity Rules the Post-Pandemic RTD Landscape