We're always on the lookout for something new to the single serve coffee world and we think we've found it with Stomping Grounds Espresso Concentrate. Perhaps if your espresso machine is in the shop, or you are in the mood for cold espresso drinks, the makers of Oregon Chai have come up with Stomping Grounds cold espresso concentrate.
Shelf stable and ready to pour, you simply add milk, heat and drink, or if you prefer add milk, ice and drink cold; yea we like that. Probably not up to your average barista pulled espresso drink, but an alternative worth a try. You can't beat the convenience. They come in four flavors: Mocha, Espresso, Caramel, and Vanilla.
A reader sent in some information on a new type of single serve coffee from the New Orleans Coffee Company - Coolbrew. It's not made from pods, but from coffee concentrate. Since it's Summer and extremely hot here in the Northeast, we welcomed the opportunity to review some single serve iced coffee. I'm not sure how much easier you need to get than coffee pods, but this idea of whipping up a cup of coffee from concentrate is intriguing.
"What is Coolbrew? CoolBrew® is NOT instant coffee. It is FRESH coffee in an Instant! The beauty of CoolBrew® is that you can have a delicious cup of gourmet flavored coffee (Hot or Iced!) in seconds, without the mess or hassle of brewing coffee."
For the purposes of this review we stuck to iced coffee and not making hot coffee. It's just too hot here in Boston right now to deal with a hot cup of coffee (though I may sneak a cup and go down into the basement a little later on just to get cool).
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Amy writes in that CoolBrew Coffee is the wave of the single serve coffee future! Add a shot to your fresh brewed single serve coffee, and enjoy the fresh coffee or Coffee & Chicory (go to New Orleans and you'll know what Chicory is) to that fresh brewed cup! I have to say I'm a little skeptical, but I'm sure Amy will write us on her experiences with fresh brewed CoolBrew coffee!
CoolBrew Coffee :
CoolBrew® Coffee and Coffee & Chicory is the most exciting advancement in coffee since its discovery! It is concentrated gourmet coffee essence, brewed by our special CoolBrew® Process. The beauty of CoolBrew® is that you can have a delicious cup of gourmet flavored coffee (Hot or Iced!) in seconds, without the mess or hassle of brewing coffee. CoolBrew® is NOT instant coffee. It is FRESH coffee in an Instant! Just 1/2 to 1 ounce of CoolBrew® gives you a delicious, strong, flavor-full cup of Hot or Iced Coffee! If you're one who likes a milder brew, 1/2 ounce will be sufficient.