We’re Obsessive About Our Cold Brew
We say things like 'meticulously crafted' but really we mean 'up at night thinking about a slightly different grind size. That's why we use organic certified beans, ground coarse and micro sifted for even size, brewed slow for 18 hours and cold filtered, creating the strongest, most flavorful coffee possible.
The Coffee Plant
We use organic certified Arabica beans. Why? After thousands of cups of testing, we believe they're the best for cold brew.
No surprise, a good cup of coffee starts with a high-quality clean bean. After years of research, we settled on some pretty delicious organic certified Arabica beans that we believe are perfect for cold brew. Our USDA Organic Certified whole bean coffee is grown in Guatemala, Peru and Nicaragua, some of the world's most premier coffee regions. Arabica beans are grown at higher altitudes, typically produce smaller yields and are known to have more aromatic oils, which leads to more complex flavor. The lack of synthetic pesticides in the growing process mean better tasting and healthier coffee for us and the planet. Traditional, non-organic commercial coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world, and if you ask us, that's a major buzz kill.
The grind is an important factor in getting a good, consistent cold brew, and we take it very seriously at Bizzy. Make the particles too small and you'll get over-extracted and bitter tastes. Make them too coarse and you will get under-extracted and sour coffee.
Blade grinders are essentially blenders for grinding coffee. It utilizes a spinning blade that slices the beans into smaller and smaller pieces depending on the length of time that you grind for. Generally the least expensive option with the least control over grind size consistency, leaving uneven-sized grounds. They are also loud. The heat generated from the rapidly spinning blades can also affect the taste of the coffee later on.
We use roller grinders for our grounds at Bizzy®. These are high precision instruments that are used for grinding large quantities of coffee to very specific coarseness. They are extremely expensive and not typically found in home settings. They work by passing coffee through two independently rotating rollers that move at slightly different speeds in the same direction. This difference in speed creates a shear force, rather than a compressive force and effectively cuts the coffee particles into precise sizes as opposed to crushing it. To prevent overheating, and to keep the extremely tight tolerances needed to produce consistent results, the rollers are cooled internally with water throughout the process.
What sets our cold brew apart from the others?
It’s our obsessive attention to the details along every step of the process that sum up to a great product. Naturally we start with the water, and since we're obsessed with making the best cold brew in the world we use reverse osmosis water purification to get rid of unwanted molecules and larger particles from the water before it's brewed.
We also use stainless steel tanks and monitor the temperature of our brewing facility 24 hours a day to make sure everything stays consistent from brew to brew. It may sound crazy to some, but every little variable has an effect on the outcome, so we do our best to control it all.
Time is of the essence when it comes to cold brewing. In fact, that's how cold brew coffee is possible, by replacing heat for time in the brewing equation. We brew every batch of Bizzy for 18-hours, longer than most other cold brews on the shelf. Yes, that's a long time. But this gives us the boldest, smoothest flavor and caffeine kick without having to compensate with additives.
Putting the smoooooth in cold brew. Let's get one thing straight. Heat should never be involved in the cold brew process. It defeats the entire purpose. The lack of heat and lengthier brew time is what gives cold brew its distinct flavor characteristics that are sought after over its hot coffee counterpart. All that sweetness and less acidic taste comes from the lack of heat.
The end result? Smooth, strong cold brew.