Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

Posted by Drew Thompson on

It’s cold brew season! Cold brew can be versatile, and makes for a great ingredient in many refreshing summer drinks. Take your cold brew game to the next level by trying your hand at the incredibly tasty recipes below. And don’t forget to check out our last blog post for some tips and tricks to help you make the perfect cold brew.

Laura Palmer Coffee Drink

Laura Palmer

Ingredients:

If you’re looking for something a little tart, a little sweet, and packed full of flavor, look no further than the Laura Palmer. It’s like the Arnold variety we all know and love, but with the extra kick of cold brew. The recipe may be simple, but this drink sure packs a punch! Just combine equal parts Goshen Summer Squeeze Cold Brew and lemonade. If you really want to get crazy with it, you can add a splash of raspberry syrup for extra flavor as well!

 

Iced Peanut Butter Latte

Ingredients:
  • 5 oz. Goshen Cold Brew
  • 5 oz. Milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp Peanut butter
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 packet Stevia or 1 tsp sugar

For something on the more decadent side, use your favorite Goshen Cold Brew to make a rich and creamy peanut butter latte. The nuttiness really shines through in this recipe, and the vanilla helps keep it from tasting “burnt” in tandem with the coffee. Just combine all the ingredients in a shaker or blender and your iced peanut butter latte will be ready in no time!

 

Cold Brew Iced Mocha

Ingredients:
  • 5 oz. Goshen Cold Brew
  • 5 oz. Chocolate milk
  • ½ oz. Dark chocolate pieces

We all need a good dose of chocolate from time to time. This super simple Cold Brew Iced Mocha will satisfy that sweet tooth and provide you with the rich, chocolate-y flavor of your dreams. All you need to do is melt the chocolate, drizzle it in your glass, then stir together the chocolate milk and coffee. Voila! An iced mocha worth drooling over.

 

Rose Iced Coffee

Ingredients:
  • 5 oz Goshen Cold Brew
  • 2 oz. Sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 oz. Milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp Rose water (you can make your own easy rose water using Big Heart Tea’s Cup of Love)

 

For a drink that is light, fresh, and refreshing, try your hand at Rose Iced Coffee. With floral hints from the rose water, and just enough sweetness from the condensed milk, this drink is a perfect summertime treat. All you’ve got to do is shake all the ingredients except the coffee together, then pour the coffee over ice and enjoy! Summer Squeeze Cold Brew Gallons Finally, if crafting your own drinks sounds like a bit much, we’ve got one last option to help you keep things simple.

 

You can pick up a ready-to-drink gallon of Summer Squeeze Cold Brew from our cafe! No prep, no brewing, no recipes. Just a deliciously light, fruity, floral cold brew that is perfect for summer. All of these delightful drinks will help you keep your cold brew game fun and varied this summer. Let us know what you think if you give any of these recipes a try!

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How To Make the Perfect Cold Brew For Summer

Posted by Drew Thompson on

When temperatures are soaring and humidity is through the roof, a steaming hot cup of coffee doesn’t always sound like the most appealing way to start the day. Enter, cold brew. Cold brewing is a great way to get the best of both worlds: the caffeine kick and delicious Goshen Coffee you know and love, just without the heat. Check out our helpful tips and tricks below to help you brew up a perfect cold brew this summer.

 

Make Sure Your Coffee is Measured and Ground Correctly

You can’t brew a great cup of coffee without well-prepared grounds. The first step to any cold brew is to measure the right amount of coffee, and grind it to the right fineness. You’ll want to start with 100g of coffee. If you don’t have a scale, approximate this by pouring enough coffee to fill your entire mesh strainer. Once you’ve measured your coffee, grind it on a medium to fine setting. The final particles should be about the size of table salt.

 

Don’t Forget to Bloom!

After measuring and grinding, if you’re in a rush, you might be tempting to skip right to pouring all the water into your grounds, and getting on with the brewing process. Don’t give in to the temptation! Be sure to bloom your coffee before diving all the way in. Pour just a small amount (around 150g) of water over your ground coffee, and wait a full minute to allow the grounds to saturate.

 

Pour Slowly

Once your coffee grounds are nice and wet, it is time to pour the rest of the water in. You’ll want to pour about 1200g of water in total. (Pro tip: If you don’t have a scale, use enough water so that your brew line reaches the top of your pot). Don’t pour it all in at once though! You’ll want to pour about 100-200g of water at a time, and gently move the coffee grounds around with a spoon between pours. This will help the water pass through more easily, and improve your final product.

 

Don’t Overstir

When you’re moving the coffee grounds around as you pour in your water, don’t go overboard. It’s important to stir occasionally so that the water can pass through the grounds. However, stirring too much could lead to over extraction. Over extraction means a not-so-tasty cup of coffee. Be mindful to stir just enough to facilitate the water flowing through the grounds.

 

Be Patient

Cold brewing is not a quick process, and there is really nothing you can do to effectively speed it along. In fact, the longer you wait, the stronger your coffee will taste! Exercise patience, and don’t rush the process. Let your coffee fully extract by letting it sit in the fridge or on the counter for at least 8 hours. It will be worth the wait! Once you’ve followed all the tips above, all that’s left to do is to enjoy your delicious cold brew! Any extra coffee that you don’t consume right away can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Once you’ve followed all the tips above, all that’s left to do is to enjoy your delicious cold brew!  Any extra coffee that you don’t consume right away can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.  

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Get A Goshen Coffee Subscription

Posted by Drew Thompson on

Coffee subscriptions are perfect for every type of coffee drinker, from the casual one-cup-a-day sipper to the full-on aficionado. Not convinced? Here are 5 great reasons that YOU should get a Goshen coffee subscription today.

 

1. Save Money

Let’s start out with the matter that is first and foremost in many peoples’ minds: the money. By opting for a Goshen Coffee subscription, you can save 10% on every single purchase. No matter how frequently or infrequently you’re buying coffee, those savings can really add up! Coffee subscriptions are a great way to get your favorite roasts at discounted rates.


2. Support a Small Business

If family-owned business, passionate coffee fanatics, or locally roasted coffee mean anything to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Goshen is all of the above, having been completely family owned and operated since 2002, and roasting our coffee locally in Edwardsville, IL, just outside of St. Louis. By supporting Goshen, you are supporting a small business who cares deeply about our community, focuses on our mission of making gourmet coffee accessible, and works hard to produce the highest-quality coffee possible.


3. Try New Things

Our rotating subscriptions are the perfect way to try a new gourmet coffee each and every month. If you have a wide variety of tastes, or enjoy trying new flavors, a rotating subscription is perfect for you. We offer both single origin and blend subscriptions. Or, go for the super-exclusive Secret Stash Subscription, so you can receive our absolute highest quality, extremely limited supply gourmet coffee on a regular basis.


4. Options, options, options!

Even if you’re not feeling particularly adventurous, or you just know what you like and you want to stick with it, our coffee subscriptions can still work for you! We have so many different options available that you’re sure to find something that fits your taste. When you order a Goshen Coffee subscription, you can choose the size, the frequency, whether you would like whole beans or ground, and whether you want a rotating selection or the same coffee every time. Pick your favorite locally roasted coffee to enjoy month after month, or let us surprise you. So many options!


5. Perfect for Gifting

Finally, whether you yourself are a coffee fanatic or not, you definitely at least KNOW a coffee fanatic! Goshen Coffee subscriptions make the perfect gift for all the coffee lovers in your life. Surprise your loved ones with a coffee gift they will adore. 3, 6, and 12-month gift subscriptions are all available. What could make a coffee lover happier than a new gourmet coffee, delivered to their door each and every month?


These are just a few of the many great reasons to purchase a Goshen Coffee subscription. Whether for yourself or for someone else, our subscriptions are sure to delight. You can learn more about all of our subscription options at https://goshencoffee.com/collections/subscriptions.

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How to Choose the Perfect Coffee

Posted by Tony Auger on

When you walk into the coffee aisle at a grocery store it is easy to be overwhelmed. You see a wall of different brands and varieties of coffee staring back at you, and you might not know exactly how to navigate it. Below you’ll find some common coffee terms explained so you can pick the coffee that is right for you!

BLENDS VS. SINGLE ORIGIN

First, let’s discuss blends vs. single origins. Blends are just what they sound like; a variety of coffee from different countries that are blended together to create a consistent flavor profile. When you drink a blend you are experiencing less of how the individual coffees’ taste and more on how the coffees fit together. A single origin is just that - a coffee that is sourced from one country. Single origins let the consumer focus on the unique flavors that exist in the coffee from the specific region it is sourced from. Single origins often change with the seasons, just like any other consumer crop would which makes for a different experience in every bag. 

ROAST LEVELS

Now let’s talk about roast levels. There are three common roast levels that you typically see printed on coffee bags - light, medium and dark roast. But you can think of roast levels as a spectrum. A light roast allows the consumer to really taste the coffee as is. Often a single origin coffee will be a light roast so that the consumer can taste the different notes that are present in the coffee naturally. These flavors are often fruity or bright. Most blends are a darker roast to remain consistent. Darker roasts often have a more “traditional” coffee taste that so many know and love. In a dark roast you may taste hints of chocolate. Two great examples of light roast, single origin coffees from Goshen Coffee Co. would be Ethiopia or Colombia while some great examples of  dark roast blends would be our Bona Fide, Black Dog Espresso, or French Roast.

THE COFFEE BELT

coffee belt map

The “coffee belt” is a series of countries along the equator where the climate is perfect for growing coffee beans. The humid, subtropical conditions in these high-altitude areas have the perfect soil acidity and sunlight requirements to grow coffee. The taste of each coffee varies greatly depending on the specifics of these factors. That is why a coffee from Sumatra can be vastly different from a coffee grown in Mexico and the same coffee from Mexico can taste a little different when you buy it a year later. So cool, right?

WHOLE BEAN VS. GROUND COFFEE

Oxygen is the arch nemesis of coffee. Oxygen greatly reduces the freshness of coffee as it is exposed. We recommend buying whole bean coffee if possible. Whole bean coffee has less surface area to interact with oxygen, unlike pre-ground coffee. Don’t have a coffee grinder at home? No need to worry! Just do your best to look at the date on the coffee bag and buy the freshest one available. That will ensure you have the best coffee buying experience. 

In the end, choosing coffee is a very personal experience. Figuring out what you like can take a little bit of time but is always fun. The coffee bag itself is the best resource for choosing what you like. Pay attention to the tasting notes that are listed and choose what sounds the best to you! 

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