As you probably know we are always trying new things around the café. Often it’s a new snack or a special soda, but we thought it was about high time to try something new with the coffee. We love our regular coffee and it’s not going anywhere but we thought we’d try some new things to offer a special cup of coffee for those looking.
Over the past few weeks we have been offering our coffee of the month as a pour over. This is a simple method to create a hand crafted cup of coffee that is always fresh. Through this process people can try new coffees and get a feel for the variety of flavours from different regions and farms as well as try a cup before taking home a bag of the coffee of the month.
Last week we added another new gadget, that I promise is neither a still nor a chemistry experiment, though based on it’s appearance a number of people have been wondering. In reality this is a cold brew coffee dripper, also known as a Kyoto coffee maker. Using a 6 hour process we drip ice water over a bed of grounds about 40 times a minute. While it takes a while it creates a smooth cup that highlights the delicate flavours, leaves behind acidity and ups the caffeine a bit. Don’t worry about the wait though as we’ll always have a carafe ready and waiting. At the moment we are serving it in it’s traditional state as cold coffee, though we are experimenting with various methods of warming, while trying to avoid losing any of it’s wonderful qualities.
I hope you give both a try, and never hesitate to ask questions of our friendly baristas.