Valencia Coffee at True Black
Valencia Orange Affogato
Mithilesh Vajalwar of Corridor Seven Coffee Roasters
It’s 2023 and if you’re still drinking the old summer drink, you have a lot of catching up to do. Take a tea break, and top your coffee with ice cubes, fruit juice and a little soda, and join the cold version of the coffee bandwagon.
No, I’m not recommending traditional cold coffee, but with fruit juice and coffee sangria. Still not sure how this is possible? read on…
Suhas Dwarkanath of Benkee Brewing Tools explains the difference between iced coffee and cold brew. He explains, “Coffee steeped overnight in cold water is cold brew. Iced coffee is coffee shot over lots of ice cubes which gives it a decadent taste. Cold brew with fruit juice – what we call a coffee mocktail in FnB parlance – is a cold brew that mixes a proportion of fresh or canned fruit juice. Coffee mocktails are gaining in popularity because they appeal to a broad taste palate.
Specialty coffee can seem quite intimidating with all the coffee jargon on the flavor profile, the properties it is derived from and what not, which tends to put coffee virgins away from the drink. Mocktail culture thus offers baristas and coffee lovers the opportunity to enhance existing coffee notes by incorporating a variety of fruit juices and compotes.
not just cold coffee
Don’t want cold brew? No problem, you can use a double espresso shot instead. “Coffee mocktails or flavored cold brews have fruity flavored coffee, with or without fizz,” says Suhas. Coffee lovers say that cold brews are versatile and can be customized by adding flavored syrups, different types of milk and creamers. When making one at home, you need to experiment with measurements, your juice of choice, and a garnish for a presentation that makes it look like a fun coffee drink that isn’t just a loaded cold brew.
cold brew with coconut water
Pointing to cold brew as a global trend, Hyderabad-based Rohit Rao of True Black (TB) Specialty Coffee in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad said, “For the cafe crowd, cold brew is a better drink to nurse while they work. do or chat. Unlike drinking a hot coffee, there is no rush to finish it at a certain temperature. ,
While TB’s Cold Coffee Vanilla Cream and Valencia Orange Coffee are the most popular drinks, Rohit says that at home, one can experiment with cardamom or rose milk for an iced latte. Rohit is also using coffee and orange juice as a dessert. “The Valenciana Orange Affogato (coffee, orange juice with ice cream) is gaining immense popularity among Valencian coffee fans,” he added.
The sky’s the limit when experimenting with juice in coffee. At least that’s what Bharat Suthapalli, a home brewer and coffee enthusiast from Hyderabad, has to say. He used strong brews of chamomile tea with an espresso shot, sugarcane juice with ginger, and cold brew with lemon. Reason: “I love coffee, I love sugarcane juice (sugarcane juice) with ginger, so I mixed them both. After all, the recipe is a successful result of an experiment with ingredients. If that’s Bharat’s favourite, Naina Polavarapu of The Last House Coffee near Durgam Cheruvu in Hyderabad says the Cold Brew and Tonic with Elderflower and the Cold Brew Martini are summer best sellers at her Robusta Specialty Cafe.
In 2022, Nagpur-based Mithilesh Vajalwar of Corridor Seven Coffee Roasters won the National Barista Championship with a coffee he made with demerara sugar along with orange juice and strawberries. “I think cold brew and coffee mocktails have become a global trend because they allow a lot of people to enjoy a drink without sipping alcohol. When mixologists met coffee at the bar, drama and garnish gave coffee a different platform.
Coffee mocktails are quite popular not only for their taste, but also for their presentation. There is scope to play with the contrasting colors of the different juices with the cold brew. Nishant Sinha of Hyderabad-based Roastery Coffee House India says there’s a secret to Roastery’s best-selling cranberry coffee. “We add a little plain fizzy water, which completely transforms the drink. Cranberry and coffee are a wonderful combination, even without the fizz. If someone is experimenting at home, don’t hold back. Also try a Coffee Sangria. I also suggest you try fresh apple cider coffee and coffee mosambi (sweet lime) juice. At our New Delhi outlet, we have also introduced cold brew with fresh coconut water, which is selling very well.
If fruit juice and fruit are too popular, go for a bone broth cold brew with a dash of coconut oil. The internet is exploding with this recipe suggestion in the form of a keto drink.