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Studies show that retail sales of cold brew coffee grew about 460 percent from 2015 to 2017 and every year cold brew coffee sales continue to grow at impressive rates. Cold brew is also a very profitable beverage for businesses, making it an excellent addition to your offerings.
However, offering cold brew coffee poses a challenge for foodservice and business operators because brewing is time consuming, space-intensive, and messy. Farmer Brothers provides easy-to-use cold brew solutions for businesses that are effortless and mess-free.
How is it brewed?
Cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for about 12-24 hours, resulting in a sweeter, smoother, less-acidic, less-bitter, and more caffeinated cup of coffee. This has made it a very popular beverage among millennials and increasingly so among other age groups. However, this is not a practical or scalable method for most foodservice businesses. Learn more about our innovative cold brew methods below.
Cold brew coffee is one of the fastest growing beverages in the U.S., but there hasn’t previously been an easy way to brew quality cold brew coffee for your restaurant or foodservice business.
Easy In-House Brewing with Artisan Collection Filter Packs
Farmer Brothers 100% Arabica Artisan Collection Cold Brew Coffee and brew system combines the ease of a 5-gallon brewing container with the innovation of our fresh, specialty-blend Artisan Collection Cold Brew Filter Packs that eliminate the need for grinders, tedious measuring, food safety concerns, and the mess of large filters.
The Farmer Brothers method produces fresh, high quality cold brew without frozen concentrates, without mess, and with 50% fewer brewing steps. Simply open the Filter Packs, drop them into the bucket, add water, and let it brew!
What Exactly is Cold Brew and Why Should I Add it to My Menu?
Cold brew coffee is a popular brewing method in which coffee grounds are steeped in cold water, usually for 12-18 hours (16 hours is recommended for Artisan Collection Cold Brew). This brewing method, compared to brewing in hot water, results in a sweet, smooth, balanced, less-acidic, less-bitter, and more caffeinated cup of coffee. Farmer Brothers’ commercial cold brew coffee system takes this popular form of coffee and scales it into a simple solution for commercial brewing in foodservice and other businesses.
Why add Farmer Brothers Artisan Collection Cold Brew Coffee to your menu?
- Because it’s more profitable and on-trend with your consumers and our delicious coffee and innovative brewing method makes producing great cold brew a breeze.
- Cold brew coffee has stronger profit margins than traditional hot coffee, making it highly profitable.
- Cold brew coffee has the same cost per serving, but the potential for twice the revenue.
- This on-trend, profitable beverage makes a delicious, smart addition to any restaurant or foodservice business.
Which Cold Brew Solution is Right for My Business?
When it comes to choosing the right cold brew solution for your business, you should consider both the format of the product, whether bag-in-box, hand-mix concentrate, or in-house brewing, as well as the blend that complements your menu. We now offer bag-in-box and concentrates in our most popular coffee collections, including:
Artisan Collection cold brew is a great fit for higher-end restaurants and businesses with organic, farm-to-table, and sustainably-produced offerings.
Known for its high quality and scalability, this direct-trade coffee collection is a great fit for a wide variety of businesses. A flavor profile with hints of toasted nuts and sweet berry notes sets Metropolitan apart.
Farmer Brothers Coffee
If you like classic Farmer Brothers coffee, you should try Farmer Brothers cold brew coffee. Its rich chocolate and caramel notes are sure to be a hit with your customers!
This time-tested classic, now in cold brew form, is a great fit for many businesses. Dark chocolate flavors with sweet caramel notes make this cold brew a big crowd-pleaser
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Health perks of coffee
Coffee tastes good — but is it good for you? More than half of Americans are java junkies, yet the average joe doesn’t know beans about the health effects of our daily brew. In fact, scientists say there’s evidence that coffee has many effects on health — some good, some bad.
Moderate coffee drinking -- less than five cups per day -- has been linked to a decreased risk of death from chronic illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and neurological diseases. The study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found protective effects in both regular and decaf coffee, suggesting that it’s not just caffeine that comes with health benefits, but possibly the naturally occurring chemical compounds in the coffee beans.
About three cups of coffee each day might stave off Alzheimer’s for older adults experiencing memory declines. A small study found coffee consumption helped slow the progression of mild cognitive impairment, a condition that often leads to Alzheimer’s.
Coffee may lower the risk for the most serious type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma. A 2015 study found that frequent coffee drinkers -- those who consumed four cups or more per day -- had a 20 percent lowerrisk for developing maligant melanoma. Prior research has also shown coffee may help prevent other types of non-melanoma skin cancers. Decaf did not seem to offer the same protection.
Coffee & calories
Coffee contains almost no calories - as long as you drink it black. But fancy sweetened drinks sold by specialty coffee retailers are often loaded with sugar and fat - and hundreds of calories that can contribute to weight gain. A venti white chocolate mocha from Starbucks delivers 510 calories - roughly 25 percent of an adult’s normal daily calorie intake.
Caffeine can increase blood pressure - but apparently mostly transiently. Long-term studies have found no link between regular coffee consumption and high blood pressure, a.k.a. hypertension.
“Still, for persons with hypertension it may be worthwhile to see if switching to decaf improves control of blood pressure,” said coffee researcher Dr. Rob van Dam, an adjunct assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and associate professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore.