Cold brew has quickly become one of the smoothest and most flavorsome ways to enjoy an iced coffee. However, home cold brew kits tend to be on the expensive side, and coffee shops charge quite a bit more if you want some.
Up until now, cold brew fanatics have had to spend a little more out of pocket to get their morning caffeine fix. That doesn’t have to be the case, though, with the inexpensive way one company is approaching homemade cold brew.
Southern California-based coffee brand Don Francisco’s has developed a cold brew “pouch” that makes it both simple and less costly to make your own at home. A 4-pouch pack can make up to 96 ounces of coffee (or 12 cups) in total, and costs just under 9 dollars. The product is certified organic and uses 100% Arabica beans, too.
Don Francisco’s product works by creating a concentrate of cold brew that you then dilute with ingredients of your choice. The preferred way to start off is by dropping 2 packs into 4 cups of water and letting that steep for 24 hours. You then add 3 cups of filtered water and voila! you have delicious cold brew!
Making cold brew at home means you can get pretty creative with what goes inside the beverage. Infusions with mint, adding a dairy (or plant-based milk) of your choice, or even turning it into items like popsicles and affogatos are all possibilities.
The cold brew pouches themselves aren’t a new technology, but Don Francisco’s are one of the most affordable ones on shelves. At Sprouts, a California-based natural grocery store chain, Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth found similar products from other coffee companies, but at nearly double the price of Don Francisco’s 8-dollar price tag.
That doesn’t mean they’re skimping on taste, though, as the custom blend of medium-dark roast grounds inside are 100% Arabica, meaning you’re getting the most flavor possible out of a coffee bean thanks to both their quality and the 24-hour chilled steeping process.
You’re also getting convenience, simplicity, and affordability from the cold brew pouches, meaning that you can get some quality iced coffee pretty easily without breaking out the big bucks at a coffee shop every morning.
What cold brew concoction would you make?
Created in partnership with Don Francisco’s