Cantata: Cold Brew Black Coffee Review
These keep getting harder and harder to find info about. The only thing I know about this company is that it is using a Dutch Coffee system to make this coffee. Dutch coffee is different than cold brew in that it uses a tall device that actually doesn’t go in the refrigerator but rather sits out. It also takes a shorter amount of time at 3 to 6 hours, which is still a longer time to brew coffee than the hot water method. It usually is made up of glass and different compartments. The cold water is put in a container and the coffee grinds are put into another container below the water container. Then the water slowly drips on top of the grinds and slowly extracts the coffee out. After that, it travels down to another container where the final coffee is collected. The whole system is run off the power of gravity. The benefits of a Dutch coffee system is similar to that of cold brewing methods in that you get rid of the bitterness and acidity because it doesn’t oxidize the coffee as much. They say that Dutch Coffee is also more complex in flavor than cold brew, yet I can’t confirm or deny that yet. Here is a video on Dutch Coffee if you want to see it in action: Dutch Coffee
There is a really strong and bold coffee smell with hints of chocolate in it when you crack open the can/bottle. The first flavor you get when you first drink it is a clean water taste with a very little underlying of coffee flavor. There is no hint of any acidity at all in this cold brew. Then when it moves further back it actually starts developing a creamy taste in the cold brew on top of the clean water taste. This is unusual for a coffee that does not contain any milk or coffee to have this type of flavor coming out of the coffee. Then as you get back to the last part of the mouth you get a slightly more intense creaminess. The creaminess is short lived as the coffee flavor mildly blooms in your mouth. It isn’t as bold as I would expect something that is called Black and how fragrant it was when the can was opened. There is no bitterness in the cold brew at all. The body of is actually above average staying in your mouth giving you that residual coffee flavor. The price is $2.29 for a 9.3 oz bottle which is $0.25 per ounce
Another Korean branded cold brew this week with Cantata. This is a no frills but some thrills cold brew coffee. The coffee is very smooth and very easy to drink. The flavor creeps up on you since the beginning flavor is so clean. The flavor is unique in that there are hints of creaminess even though there is nothing but coffee in the drink. I would have liked to see more coffee flavor to make a perfect cold brew. All in all one of the best cold brews I have had so far in my testing, it hits all the criteria that I have in a cold brew.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: None
Price: $2.29 for a 9.3 oz bottle, $0.25 oz.