If you are part of the world where winter is really over and the sun is already starting to shine, you may also be part of the world that prefers a cold coffee to a hot cup.
Recent research shows that the cold brew coffee category will grow by 25.1% globally by 2025.
Why is it so popular? Ask the Califia Farms team.
The origin of the cold brew
The earliest record of cold brew, says Califia Farms, is credited to the Dutch in the 17th century. Seafarers preserved coffee concentrate as it takes up less space on ships and is stored on long overseas voyages.
In the middle of the 19th century after the Algerian War, the French created Mazagran, a drink named after the Algerian city that was made from sweetened coffee concentrate and mixed with cold water over ice.
It's not iced coffee
According to Califia Farms, pouring hot coffee over ice or using cold water changes the properties of coffee significantly and often leads to a stale oxidative taste.
In contrast, a cold brewed coffee is much more natural than a well-made coffee.
Jennifer May, Nutritionist, Author and Wellness Spokesperson for Sydney City Nutritionist and Food Intolerance Australia, says, “Cold brewing helps preserve the antioxidants in the coffee bean. Antioxidants are important during and after alcohol consumption as they help and prevent cell damage and prevent disease.
"Califia Farms offers a delicious cold-brew range of nut milk for added antioxidants, nutrients, healthy fats and proteins."
Califia Farms offers a selection of ready-to-drink cold-brewed plant-milk coffees available at select major supermarkets and independent businesses in Australia.
XX Espresso Cold Brew Coffee (750 ml)
Mocha Noir Cold Brew Coffee (310 ml)