This week’s featured coffee comes from Water Avenue Coffee Company. We first read about this coffee in a write up about the Cold Brew Throwdown hosted by Stumptown. We were intrigued after learning about this coffee's unusual processing, and we had to give it a try! In collaboration with Sokol Blosser Winery of Oregon, Water Avenue aged the green coffee in oak barrels that held the winery's Pinot Noir.
The aroma of the brewed cold brew is unmistakably grape flavored Jolly Ranchers. The first sip is pretty tart, but the following tastes yield vanilla with a juicy peach aftertaste. This coffee's tartness may be a little intense if you're drinking it on it's own, but we think it would be perfect when mixed with something sweet. We're thinking vanilla ice-cream for a cold brewed affogato. Pick up a bag here.