Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Review
They don’t have much about the company on their website. It looks like the company was started by a couple. They started selling their cold brew at farmers markets and then they move into grocery stores. They use organic Fair Trade beans. They cold brew the coffee for 18-24 hours, which is weird because usually, it’s a set time and not a range. They also double filter the coffee.
There isn’t much coffee smell but there is a nice sweet fragrance coming off the cold brew. When you first bring this into your mouth you get a high level of sourness. It goes straight from 0 to 100 the moment it hits your mouth. Then as it slowly goes towards the middle of your mouth you get this sweetness. It is a fruity sweetness, it almost tastes like grape juice at that point. There is almost an alcoholic taste after the fruity taste. Then you finally get the coffee flavor coming through as it goes to the back of your mouth. The coffee flavor is rather subdued considering how sour it is at the very beginning. It is a nice coffee flavor, it should just be stronger, especially since this is a concentrate. There is no bitterness all the way through this drink. The drink is incredibly smooth after you get through the initial acidity. The body is slightly below average. You get a nice coffee flavor in your mouth but it doesn’t last very long. The caffeine is actually quite strong in this concentrate. The price is $4.69 for a 16 oz bottle which is $0.30 per ounce. This makes 6 cups of coffee.
This popped up at my store recently so I had to try it. For concentrates the coffee flavor has to be strong because after dilution it will be lost in the other flavors if it isn’t strong to start. This is exactly the problem with this it has a large amount of sourness to start but not a similar amount of coffee flavor. This does, however, have some nice unique fruitiness in and I think would go well if mixed but it isn’t good if you’re looking for that coffee flavor. Caffeine is really high though if that is what you are looking for. This is really to me just an average cold brew coffee.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee
Price: $4.69 for a 16 oz bottle, $0.30 oz.