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Cold Brew Filter Packs - May Natural Coffee

Cold Brew Filter Packs - May Natural Coffee

Cold Brew is easily one of the fastest growing products in the coffee world. It’s no longer just a great solution for enjoying your coffee during sweltering summer days, but a drink that is now craved during all seasons. Of course, making your own cold brew can be a hassle. Using the typical methods often leads to a messy cleanup and powdery coffee sediment in the bottom of your cup. No worries though, we have just the thing to make your cold brew process both easy and delicious.


Several years ago, we set our sights on crafting a simple and tasty cold brew blend that is roasted and blended with the cold brewing process in mind. We wanted a predominantly sweet and chocolatey flavor profile, with subtle almond and cherry-like hints and a pleasant, zesty finish. After careful selection we ended up with two coffees from South America that bring the chocolate and sweetness we crave, blended with a couple of other coffees from Indonesia and the Pacific Rim that add the character and nuance.

Cold Brew Filtered Packs

However, the real game-changing idea we had is all about the brewing. Unlike many other roasters our size, we have a machine that allows us to package coffee in individual, pre-portioned pouches. When we realized that we could use this machine to package coffee in tea-bag-like filter paper, we knew we had a winning idea. Pre-packed coffee in paper tea bags is not a new concept, however it has always been difficult to get a good, consistent brew with most ground coffee. The paper tends to inhibit extraction, especially when brewing hot coffee. However, the 12-24hrs of steeping that cold brew requires allowed for the extraction strength we were looking for. We also found that the paper filter packs prevented the finer grounds from forming as much sediment on the bottom, a win-win!

We designed our cold brew filter packs to be used for a range of brewing sizes. Three filter packs will make a gallon of cold brew and you can brew as little or as much as you like by adjusting the number of packs steeped for each batch. For our café customers, we package these 4oz packs in food service cases of 30, which will make up to 10 gallons of cold brew per case. We also have them available in 3-pack retail bags for brewing at home.

The instructions are simple. Add the desired number of packs to filtered tap water and let steep for 12-24 hours at room temperature. Once brewing has finished, it’s time to remove the filter packs (I like to put mine in a strainer and allow them to finish dripping). You are then ready to drink your cold brew as is or dilute with filtered water until you have achieved your preferred strength. Store your finished cold brew in a refrigerator and enjoy for up to a week.

Pro-tip: Try mixing your cold brew with seltzer, lemonade, tonic water, or milk (oat milk is awesome!). You’ll be the envy of all your cold brew lovin’ friends.

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