Best Cold Brewed Coffee

Cold brewed coffee at Poverty Bay begins with the highest quality Arabica coffee beans. Dan's Cold Brewed Espresso is the Original Cold Brewed Coffee (we've literally been making it since day one!) Our deep, rich, and fresh flavor profile is perfect for any iced-coffee beverage. Using Dan's Cold Brewed Espresso you can make your favorite iced-coffee drink at home for less that half the price you would pay at your favorite Coffee Shop. The options to purchase are below, you can go with a simple quart to try it out, or order a full case of half gallon jugs! We also provide regular or decaf options.

Dan’s cold brewed espresso is as cold as coffee gets!
— Dan Olmstead, Master Roaster/Owner


What is the Difference Between Cold Brew and Regular Coffee?

The main difference between cold brew and regular coffee is the process in which it is brewed. It’s the heating process of the coffee grounds that extracts the coffee bean’s natural flavors, sugars, and caffeine. The brewing process for cold brew is like a very long french press, using cold water - the smooth flavors and gentle power of the beans releases during the lengthy steeping period.

 Dan’s Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate

Dan’s Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate

Is Cold Brew Stronger than regular coffee?

From a straight caffeine perspective, yes - cold brew is stronger than regular drip coffee. From a flavor perspective, no - cold brew actually has a smoother coffee finish because it is less acidic. People often evaluate coffee beans by how ‘strong’ it tastes when actually coffee strength is determined by caffeine levels. With Dan’s Cold Brewed Coffee Concentrate, you can decide how strong you want to make your cold brew. With cold brew, you can pour it over ice and maintain the strong coffee flavor as well as the taste of your iced drink. You can pour it over ice and maintain the strong coffee flavor as well as the taste of your iced drink


Cold Brew Coffee HEalth Benefits

Cold Brew Coffee has a multitude of health benefits, including potential weight loss, anti-aging effects, increased brain activity, and even linked to a longer life span. The most commonly-known benefit of Cold Brew is the lower acid levels which greatly reduce any negative coffee effects on your stomach and your teeth. Many studies have concluded that coffee is very healthy no matter how it is brewed and if you have acid reflux or other stomach issues, stick to Cold Brewed Coffee as it’s much smoother on your digestive system.


Why is Cold Brew Less Acidic?

Regular coffee is brewed using heat which releases more of the coffee bean's acid. Cold brew on the other hand, never goes through the heating process when it is brewed, making it much less acidic. It’s known to be 70% less acidic than regular coffee but that caffeine calculation depends on the type of beans, how long your cold brew steeps, and how much milk, cream, or water you mix it with.


How To make cold brew?

Making cold brew coffee can be a long but rewarding process. You absolutely must start with Premium Coffee Beans and if you do not want to wait 18-24 hours for your homemade cold brew to steep, you can order Dan’s Cold Brew Espresso right from us online. Our cold brew is made at our coffee warehouse in massive vats using advanced technology that keeps it fresh and smooth. Here are a few simple steps to making cold brew yourself;

Step 1: Grind your coffee beans using the coarsest grind option but don’t go too fine or your cold brew will turn out gritty and murky.

Step 2: Combine your ground coffee with cold water (do not use hot water) in a jug, jar, or other closing container. Keep your coffee to water ratio at least 1:4.

Step 3: Let this delicious-smelling mixture steep for 18-24 hours (cold storage or room temp).

Step 4: Strain your muddy coffee using cheesecloth a few times until there are no more coffee grounds hanging out at the bottom.

Step 5: Pour over ice and enjoy! See some amazing cold brew coffee recipes below.


Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

Once you've made or purchased your cold brew coffee, it's time to start experimenting with some refreshing cold brew iced beverage recipes. Here are a few staple cold brew coffee recipes we've been serving up to our guests for years. 


Cold Brew Cafe Iced Latte Recipe

  • Fill 16 ounce cup with 8 oz of ice

  • Add 3 ounces of Dan's Cold Brewed Espresso

  • Top it off with 5 ounces of Milk or Milk Substitute

  • Stir and enjoy

Cold Brew Coffee Iced Americano Recipe

  • Fill 16 ounce cup with 8 oz of ice

  • Add 3 ounces of Dan's Cold Brewed Espresso

  • Top it off with 5 ounces of water

  • Stir and enjoy



Cold Brew Iced Mocha Latte Recipe

  • Fill 16 ounce cup with 8 oz of ice

  • Add 3 ounces of Dan's Cold Brewed Espresso

  • Add 1 ounce of Hershey's chocolate or white chocolate syrup

  • Top it off with 4 ounces of Milk or Milk Substitute


Cold Brewed Iced Espresso Shake Recipe

  • Fill 16 ounce cup with ice,

  • Add 3 ounces Dan's Cold Brewed Espresso

  • Add 1 ounce flavoring (Chocolate, Vanilla etc) if desired

  • Fill to top with Ice Cream or Cascade Valley 'Supreme Smoothie and Shake Base'

  • Pour into blender, Blend thoroughly, Pour back into same cup


How to Make Coffee Ice Cubes With Cold Brewed Coffee

The absolute best way to make coffee ice cubes is by using cold brewed coffee. Firstly, cold brew is strong, concentrated coffee which will help keep your iced coffee drink taste great when the coffee ice cubes melt. Secondly, cold brewed coffee is smoother and less acidic than regular coffee so when your coffee ice cubes melt, you can avoid that bitterness that comes with regular coffee ice cubes. Step 1, take your homemade cold brew or purchased cold brew. Step 2, grab a reusable ice tray. Step 3, pour your cold brew into the ice tray, leaving a little space at the top so that the liquid has room to expand. Step 4, freeze for a minimum of 6 hours unless you want to make an iced coffee slushy!

Now you can get crafty with your coffee ice cubes by adding other flavors or cream to them. Some people add cinnamon, nutmeg, or even cayenne pepper to give their iced coffee drinks a little something extra!