Last Updated: 7/31/2012 11:32 AM
Gorilla Cold Brew is a cold brewed unsweetened coffee drink that is made by Gorilla Coffee, a popular roaster and coffee retailer based in Brooklyn, NY. Unlike some of the other cold brew coffees out there that require refrigeration, this product is shelf-stable and comes in an aseptic 11 oz. Tetra Pak carton with a screw top. That said, the product has been subjected to high heat during its processing (which is required for aseptic packaging). Whether or not this has an impact on the flavor of cold brewed coffee, we can’t say, but it is somewhat confusing to sell it as cold brew when it has been heated. The coffee is strong and flavorful, using a high-quality roast. Compared with what else is offered on the coffee shelf, Gorilla Cold Brew is certainly one of the best options out there. Our only issue with the product is the finish, which is somewhat bitter in comparison to some of the other cold brew products that we’ve sampled. The packaging is eye-catching,with a red, white, and black color scheme that stands out among other product types that employ this packaging. It is a design that is hip looking and should give the product a great shelf presence. The product currently retails for around $4, which is pricey, but is also in the realm of what other super premium beverages sell for. Overall, Gorilla Cold Brew offers a new approach to cold brew coffee, with impressive, shelf-stable packaging and cold brew coffee that can definitely stand up against just about anything on the market today.