We've collaborated with Elemental Beverage Company in Boston to create "snap-chilled" nitro iced coffee cans! We used our crowd-pleasing Virtue blend for this project, which tastes like dark chocolate, almonds, and caramel, resulting in a perfectly balanced and refreshing cold coffee! Here is some more info about Elemental Beverage and their proprietary brewing process:
Snapchill™ coffee is brewed hot. How does that compare to Cold Brew?
Although tasty, Cold Brew coffee is made with cold water which can take upwards of 24 hours to complete. The issue is cold water simply can’t extract the flavor from the beans which hot water does. Plus, while its cold brewing its oxidizing, changing and masking all the nuanced high tone flavor.
Snapchill coffee is made with very hot water releasing the full flavor spectrum from the beans and chilled instantly to lock in the flavor. Because of this process, the finished coffee has an intricate base that reveals rich aromas balanced beautifully with crisp fruity acids. Quite simply the most delicious cold coffee you've ever had.
How does Snapchill coffee compare to Hot Brewed Iced Coffee?
Snapchill coffee and iced hot brewed coffee are both made with hot water. But that's where the similarities end. Iced hot brewed coffee relies on ice which ultimately dilutes the coffee. It gets watered down and often becomes too strong, bitter or sour. It’s very hard to achieve the perfect extraction and difficult to repeat.
Snapchill coffee is consistently brewed at the perfect strength. It doesn't get diluted, so there's no risk of losing its perfect balance!
What's the deal with Nitro? Can Snapchill Coffee be Nitro?
Nitro Coffee simply means the coffee has been infused with nitrogen. The nitrogen is what creates that creamy mouthfeel and flavor that we have come to expect from Nitro coffee.
All coffee products using the Snapchill process come nitrogenated to preserve the coffee. This comes with the added benefit that all you need to do is shake a can before opening to create creamy nitrogen infused coffee. The shaking incorporates the gas into the coffee which normally would blow off once the can is opened.
Nitro cold coffee has the same disadvantages as cold coffee does. Snapchill solves these problems!