Kohana Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate: Original Review
The beginnings of this company start on the island of Oahu. Where the Victoria Lynden found a coffee shop that would change her life. She fell in love in with that cup of coffee. When she went back to her home in Austin she tried to and finally perfected the same roasting and brewing that that coffee shop brewed for her. Kohana is the name of the flower that blooms before the coffee berry comes out. They use only organic coffee beans and make sure that all the coffee they buy are from farms that are fair trade. Kohana Coffee roasts single origin, blended, flavored, and decaffeinated coffees. Their Single origin offerings are: Organic/Fair Trade Honduran Las Capucas, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Misty Valley, Kohana Panama Boquete, Brazil Santa Rita and Antigua Bella Carmona.
I mixed the proposed combo of 2 parts water with 1 part coffee. There is a mild coffee smell after mixing the water and coffee together. After the first sip, you get a slight acidity mixed in with some of the fruity flavors of the coffee bean. Next, as it moves into the second part of the mouth you get some of that acidity tailing off and then you a small amount of savoriness that creeps in. Then at the very end, you get the eruption of coffee flavor. It has a mix of the fruit flavor from the beginning along with some of the savory flavor. It has a slight bitterness to it at the tail end. The body is very robust lasting for several minutes after drinking it. The caffeine is really strong even after diluting it which can’t be said of all concentrates. The price is $7.5 for a 16 oz bottle which is $0.47 per ounce. This bottle makes 7 cups of coffee.
Although first looking at the name and the bottle you might think it is from the Kona region of Hawaii but it is not. Kohana Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate in the original flavor really shines through. It is one of the best concentrates that I have had to date great flavor and low acidity. The little acidity does make it fall just a few notches short of perfect but it is oh so close to it. It is very smooth and easy to drink and if you are looking for a cold brew concentrate. This is super strong as I am writing this 2 hours after drinking it, I can still feel it.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Kohana Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate: Original
Price: $7.5 for a 16 oz bottle, $0.47 oz.