A Product Review
“I have lately being loving the blog I Love Coffee. Ryoko is a very cool coffee chick who designs stunning infographics that are cute, funny and educational (especially the comparison between beer and coffee – just brilliant!). A recent infographics she did compared American and Japanese vending machines; highlighting that the predominate beverage in Japan’s vending machines are coffee based. This got me thinking, why hasn’t this taken off in Australia? I can count numerous occasions where I have been stranded for a hit of coffee. But don’t fear, there is now one cold brew concoction that brings the ease of consuming quality filtered coffee to the house – Slow Dance Cold Brew Coffee.
Slow Dance Cold Brew Coffee comes in a 500ml bottle of concentrated filtered coffee for $15 and should be consumed within a month of being purchased. One bottle is said to make five cups of coffee, however it really depends on how you drink your coffee.
The packaging is beautiful, with easy to read diagrams to instruct on getting the best results. The obvious and key factor is to keep the bottle in the fridge and shake before use. The bottle recommends one third concentrated cold brew to two thirds water. Being a cold brew coffee, I would recommend using chilled water to ensure the temperatures don’t flux.
The bottle doesn’t provide a specific measurement guidelines. For some, this might be annoying, but to get the best experience requires some trial and error. I started by pouring a normal coffee shot quantity, sipped the flavour profile and then slowly build the necessary water component. Once I found the right consistency, I found this blend to be close to cafe quality.
You can tell a lot of time and effort has gone into developing this product. It had this lovely cold, crisp taste which was superb with my homemade brunch. Soft overtones are the key to filtered coffee and was outright achieved from start to finish. There was a lovely subtle nutty tang that was simply divine. Whilst not achieving the punchiness that others cafes can produce, for a have-at-home cold brew the quality was exceptional. This product has potential to shine and if you appreciate good coffee, this product should be tried. It delivers a lovely slow dance on the palate.”
“I’m a very, very fussy coffee drinker and won’t settle for anything less than a perfectly poured coffee by an expert barrista (as I lack these skills myself). When we were approached by Slow Dance Coffee to review their Cold Brew Coffee, I was dubious – how long can the flavour really last in a bottle?
Our brew was made on the 23rd of December with a best before date of the 24th of January 2014. It was close to the best before date when I whipped out my sample and gave it a whirl. I ignored the product directions and sampled the concentrate.
The aroma was really beautiful and smelt almost like almond essence. It brought up images of Christmas cake being folded and pulled together. The concentrate is sweet but with a noteable chocolatey flavour running through it.
I really enjoyed the Slow Dance Cold Brew Coffee and think that this product will suite any fussy coffee drinker as their at-home solution for coffee.”
Slow Dance Cold Brew Coffee is retailing at $15 and can be purchased at
- Boccone Gourmet Food store (1057 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon)
- Public Life – 162 Union Road Ascot Vale (Used in their espresso martinis)