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About Convergent Coffee V2


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About Convergent Coffee V2


THE CONVERGENT STORY

COLD BREWING IS AN ART AND A SCIENCE.  AND LIKE ANYTHING THAT MASTERFULLY BLENDS THE TWO, IT’S ALL ABOUT FINDING THE PERFECT BALANCE.

We start with hand-roasted, responsibly sourced artisanal beans and then apply our hard-earned cold brew alchemy to craft a cold brew that is pure, smooth and uses only sustainable, essential ingredients.  Unlike traditionally hot brewed coffee, our cold brew retains the flavor profile of the bean while simultaneously taking on a whole new consistency, creating a unique, refreshing, and exhilarating coffee experience.

Infusing our cold brew with nitrogen gives it a creamy, stout-like consistency without the need for any dairy or other creamer and it helps reduce bitterness and keep the cold brew fresher longer.  Enjoy Convergent’s naturally energizing effects whenever you need to break new ground.

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THE COLD, COOL FAQS

 
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Faqs

IS COLD BREW COFFEE BREWED REGULARLY AND THEN JUST ICED? 

Nope, cold brew coffee is a non-heated brewing process.  When you brew coffee there are four main variables: grind size, water temperature, bean to water ratio, and brew time (there are other factors like pressure but we're not going to get nitpicky here).  Most hot brewing methods don't change water temperature all that much, and brew time of just a few minutes is fairly similar across methods.  For cold brew, we drastically deviate from this trend, using chilled water instead, and brew over a much longer time to extract all of the coffee's deliciousness.

 

SO, HOW DO YOU MAKE IT, EXACTLY? 

First, grind the coffee somewhat coarsely.  Next, get some awesome quality, super fresh water.  Then, steep your coffee directly in the water for an extended period of time - anywhere from 12-48 hours.  The flavor changes over time, but our personal preference is a 20 hour steep.   After that, filter and enjoy!

 

ARE THERE ANY MACHINES/GADGETS THAT CAN MAKE COLD BREW? 

The gear used to make cold brew coffee ranges from household items you probably already have to the opulent and dubiously more effective Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower.  A relatively inexpensive but more serious option is the Toddy system, which has gotten a decent amount of press as of late.  But cold brew doesn't have to be complicated.  It could be as simple as letting your coffee steep in your French press overnight.

 

DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE SERVED COLD? 

Yes.  Our cold brew must be kept refrigerated and is best served cold.  Try it over ice for an even more refreshing experience.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLD BREW? 

Our cold brew coffee has lower acidity and a higher caffeine content than your regular cup of Joe.  For those who don't like coffee because it doesn't "sit well" with their stomach, cold brew might be the answer, and cold brew’s energizing kick is great if you want to feel refreshed and recharged, naturally.  The cold brewing process also extracts a different range of coffee's flavoring compounds so the resulting brew is less bitter than traditional coffee.

 

WHY ADD NITROGEN? 

Nitrogen (an inert gas added to the cold brew coffee), creates a creamy consistency without having to add dairy (all of our products are vegan).  Nitrogen also helps maintain the freshness of the coffee, reduces the bitterness, and even helps activate some of the aromatic compounds.

 

DOES THE NITROGEN MAKE THE COFFEE CARBONATED? 

No, nitrogen is different from carbon dioxide in that it makes the beverage smooth rather than biting .  Carbonated coffee is more bitter than Nitro coffee.

 

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS IN YOUR COFFEE?

A normal cup of hot brewed coffee has 80-120 mg of caffeine.  Our brews contain the following amounts of naturally occurring caffeine per 12oz can: Nitro House, Coconut, and Vanilla flavors = 330 mg, and Nitro Mocha = 220 mg.

 

ARE THERE ANY ALLERGENS IN YOUR COFFEE?

Our coffee is dairy free, gluten free and vegan.  Our nitro coconut flavor is infused with coconut, and all of our products are crafted on shared equipment that also processes products containing coconuts.

 

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE SHAKE THE CANS?

Shaking the can first or pouring it “enthusiastically” into a glass activates the nitrogen more and results in a slightly effervescent, creamier texture with a stout-like nitro head.  You can definitely just drink our coffee straight out of the can or gently pour it into your favorite glass, but you'll find that it then drinks more like a normal cold brew rather than a nitro cold brew.  Both ways are great - it’s just a personal preference, so we recommend trying both!