Once the weather turns warm, our coffee gets cold. Ice cold that is! Right outside our elevators every morning during the warm months, we set up our nitro cold brew coffee station alongside our freshly ground & brewed hot coffee. It’s even self-serve so you get to pull that cold brew keg tap yourself – no barista training required.
All our lobby coffee comes from Share Coffee Roasters located in Hadley, MA, just 96 miles from our doors. They roast their coffee in small batches on a restored Probat roaster from the 1950s, working meticulously to bring out the delicious flavors inherent in their beans. Their goal is to highlight the hard work the coffee farmers put into growing their coffee beans and bring that incredible experience to you.
We recently headed out to Hadley to visit Share and see just what goes into brewing up their incredible cold brew.
Meet Nick, head of all things cold brew at Share.
Share brews their cold brew using beer brewing equipment as the processes are quite similar. After selecting the best beans for cold brewing from their most recent roast, Nick coarsely grinds the coffee, combines it with cold water, and lets the coffee brew for between 10 and 12 hours. This long brew time leads to great flavor and low acidity – perfect for enjoying cold!
After it’s brewed, Share filters the coffee to remove any hint of sediment, fills up five gallon kegs with the cold brew, charges the kegs with nitrogen, and chills them before delivering them to us, ready to be put into our cold brew kegerator and into your cups for a great start to a summer morning.
So, next time you’re in our lobby in the morning, give the cold brew a try or savor that hot coffee a little more knowing all the hard work & dedication that went into your morning cup!