High Brew Coffee: Double Espresso Review
High Brew Coffee is a pretty big and popular name down here in Texas for cold brew coffee. They are known for putting their drinks in smaller can sizes, which are only 8 oz. There isn’t much info about the company besides the fact that it was again started in Austin, Texas by a husband and wife. It looks like it started sometime around 2014 give or take a year (the website never mentions it). They start off with Fair Trade Arabica beans, however, no mention of the beans being organic. High Brew roasts their own beans giving them a light medium roast. Then they coarsely grind the beans and let it soak in room temperature water. No mention of how many hours they do it for. Also a note of interest it seems as they do it at a warmer temperature than most people, as most companies do it at cooler temperatures. They add pure cane sugar and some Stevia to all their drinks to give it some more flavor. They have 5 flavors Double Espresso, Mexican Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Mocha, Black & Bold. Today I will be trying the Double Espresso.
Very light coffee fragrance after opening the can. There is no acidity when you first bring it in to the front of your mouth, but you do get bitterness. It is a smooth drink all the way through because you get the bitterness at the beginning and then it brings itself all the way through till the end. As it goes toward the back of your tongue you get a nice smokey dark chocolate flavor from the coffee that comes out. The coffee flavor is very good very flavorful, the only problem is that it is very light. Not something you would expect out of something named double espresso. The milk does make the drink more smooth as it would be really bitter without it. It has a medium body, I think some of the milk and sugar take away from that. The price of this can is $2.17 for 8 ounces, which is $0.27 per ounce.
Again not very impressed with another High Brew Coffee cold brew. With a name like Double Espresso I thought that the drink would be strong and impactful in the flavor department, but sadly it just was another very low coffee flavor drink. Although I do have to say that this is more coffee flavor than their other cold brew, Black & Bold, that I tried. I probably wouldn’t get this again.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Califia Farms: Double Espresso
Price: $2.17 for a 8 oz can, $0.27 oz.