How we make Cold drip at Batavia Coffee 

The ingredients for a great Cold Drip coffee are very simple. Ice cold water and freshly roasted and ground coffee. Sugar, colourants or E-numbers are not necessary as the coffee will naturally stay fresh for up to 6 months and requires no sweetener to drink. The quality of the coffee is very important. Since we extract every last bit of flavour from the beans, very high quality coffee beans are required. After all, every defect in the bean will be noticeable in the coffee!

Batavia Coffee only use single origin coffees, which means that the beans are all from a single coffee growing region as opposed to a blend from three continents and twenty countries mashed together. We do this because coffee, much like wine, is a beautiful product of nature with a lot of diversity in flavours. This is why we selected three very distinct types of coffee to give a nice overview of the unique flavours that can be found in coffee. The balanced El Salvadoran Espana, the herbal Colombian Huila and the fruity Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

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A brief history 

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Coffee finds its origin in Ethiopia, where two stories are circulating about the discovery of this invigorating drink. The first tale tells the story of the banished Sufi mystic Omar. This follower of Sufi spiritual leader Abu Al-Hassan Al-Shadilli is said to have taken shelter in a cave when, starving, he resorted to eating coffee cherries. As he found the berries too bitter he then roasted the beans and ate them, but found them too hard. He then boiled the beans, and the resulting aromatic brown liquid turned out to be so stimulating that Omar survived his banishment. According to the legend, Omar then introduced this miraculous drink in Mocha, Yemen from where coffee conquered the Arabian world.

The second tale tells the story of a Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi. He was grazing his herd when he noticed strange behaviour in some of his goats. They were jumping up and down after eating certain red cherries. He tried some of the cherries himself and found he became energized as well. When he brought the cherries to a local monastery the local abbot disapproved and threw the cherries into the fire. When the fire began to give off a delicious smell the now roasted beans were quickly taken from the fire and boiled, resulting in the world’s first cup of coffee.

About Batavia Coffee

Batavia Coffee is a company founded with a singular goal; conveying our passion for coffee and the unique Dutch Coffee brewing method to the Netherlands and the world. Even though everybody agrees that blending wine from 8 races and 6 countries is a bad idea, a lot of people are not that critical about their coffee. Even when coffee is the second most consumed beverage worldwide after water! With Batavia Dutch Coffee we make our passion tangible – in three distinct flavours we offer the very best coffee we could possibly make for your enjoyment, hoping to one day share our passion with coffee lovers worldwide. If you want to know more about Batavia Coffee/Cold Drip Coffee, be sure to check out Dutch Coffee, our blog and recipes as well.

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