Stumptown Winter Cheer Cold Brew Coffee Review
Started in 1999 it started off as a Brick and Mortar store in Portland, Oregon. They are probably the most well known cold brew coffee brand in the US currently. Roasting its own coffee grinds and serving up hot brewed coffee. They started brewing cold brew commercially in March 2011. The coffee bean that they procure is from different countries around the equator. They fly to these locations and go straight to the actual farmers growing the coffee beans. They pay higher prices for the bean, although, they do not say fair trade anywhere on their website. However, it is easy to see a trend with all these cold brew coffee brands that they all do fair trade. Stumptown is different because I do not see anywhere on their website that they say the coffee bean that they source is organic. They roast their own coffee beans, but nowhere can I find what bean the cold brew is made out of. They seem to put a lot of effort into roasting and it looks like to them is one of the most important components in making the perfect coffee. There is not much info on the actual brewing of the cold brew on their website. The only thing I gathered was that they steep it for over 12 hours and that they use a double filtration system. No other info besides that.
It has a very fragrant smell when you open the carton. It is almost like having a plate of warm gingerbread cookies right in front of you. The very beginning of the cold brew has a very clean and distinct milk taste. There are no other flavors mixed in at the very beginning. Then as you flow to the second part of the drink you get a mix of that cinnamon into that milk flavor. At the very end, you get a very intense gingerbread taste. There is a very light coffee flavor that is under the gingerbread flavor. The body is very light and only lasts for about 20 seconds after you finish drinking it. The price per bottle is $3.50 per 16 oz. That is $0.22 per oz.
This is a great seasonal coffee from Stumptown. It has a very good taste for those that are looking for flavor, but it doesn’t have a lot of that coffee flavor. You can tell they really take their time and use good ingredients in their coffee as all the flavors are so clean cut. You can taste the difference between the ingredients. So if your looking for an easy coffee to drink this would be it.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: Stumptown Winter Cheer Cold Brew Coffee Review
Price: $3.50 for a 16 oz bottle, $0.22 oz.