Cold Brewing is a way of extracting coffee using cold water. This process is much slower than brewing hot, and because of that you will find flavours that are much more gentle, naturally sweeter and less bitter.
Often the process of bottling leads to unnecessary carbon emission, by packaging our Nitro in cans we are able to sell a product that is 100% recyclable and therefore has a significantly smaller carbon footprint.
This investment in packaging is very important to us and is helping us further build on our sustainable vision.
All our products are 100% plant-based and therefore dairy free, naturally lactose-free and free from animal protein.
To be labelled as ‘gluten-free’ products must contain no more than 20 ppm of gluten. Our Oat Mi*k based products are not quite that low and while none of the ingredients directly contain gluten. We cannot claim they are free from gluten.
We do however have strict requirements being careful to monitor and minimise contamination. Because of this, we are able to ensure that all of our Oat Mi*k based products contain less than 100 ppm (mg/kg per product) gluten from rye, wheat and barley. This means that they are categorised as being very low in gluten (containing between 21 and 100 ppm gluten).
A plant based sweetener from natural sources for a plant based company. Stevia has been used in South America to flavour drinks for more than 200 years. Stevia is calorie free. The plant itself belongs to the chrysanthemum family. We do not use it in all products. We use stevia plant extract in our brews to subtly sweeten and bring balance to our Chai Concentrate and Mocha cold brews.
Coffee is seasonal, so at different times of the year we use different coffees to only use in-season coffee. Information about origin and varietal can be found at the back of every cold brew can. We source the green coffee beans ourselves to have full traceability over the supply chain. This way we can guarantee quality and sustainability.
We work with a speciality trade model. It’s a pretty complex issue, but in short fair trade vs speciality are separate systems.
Fairtrade is a way to guarantee minimum wage to the farmer. It's a good idea, however, Fairtrade does not relate to coffee quality. The Specialty coffee model pays a premium for quality. Although there is no certification process, and it's highly subjective, it does encourage farmers and roasters to consider longer term relationships based on continuous improvement, community support, sustainability, and ultimately – quality.
Both Fairtrade and Specialty systems require continuous improvements to ensure a healthy and sustainable coffee future for all.