Cold brew has been around for quite a while, and every place does it a little differently. You'll have your Nitro Cold Brew from Timbertrain in Vancouver, the on tap cold brew at Buddy Brew in Tampa, and even Starbucks' bottled cold brew. Modus Coffee has taken a different approach when it comes to making cold brew for the summer...you guessed it! Japanese Style Cold Coffee.
Japanese Style Cold Coffee or iced pour overs (or if you want Flash brew) is a method of brewing cold brew coffee while still giving the flexibility to the customers by letting them choose the coffee they want to have. This method also allows you to get the major sweet notes from the coffee like you would a hot brew, but without any of the oxidized muted notes of a cold brew.
By filling the carafe (or pour over) with ice and then following the simple pour over brew method with cold water, you are able to immediately chill the coffee as it is being brewed, giving you an instant cold brew that can't be beat.
The essential science behind this method is that since the coffee itself is being chilled quickly right after being brewed, you are able to lock in the the key aeromatics. If you ever wondered why simply pouring coffee over ice after it was brewed tastes watery or flat, that's because its not being chilled properly.
So if you're looking for a new way to enjoy cold brew this summer, stop by Modus on W Broadway and grab yourself a Flash Brew.
Now go forward and enjoy your summer!
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