SAN DIEGO — Bird Rock Coffee Roasters announced the launch of their first ready-to-drink product, a single-origin cold brew created in collaboration with BKON, LLC. The limited release cold brew is made from green coffee beans from the family-owned Café Granja Las Esperanza’s Las Margaritas farm in Colombia. The red bourbon honey processed coffee beans are from microlot #16. This week, the coffee received a score of 94 from Coffee Review, the highest scored cold brew made in Southern California.
BKON used its uniquely patented RAIN (Reverse Atmospheric Infusion) process to create this Bird Rock Coffee Roasters cold brew, the first of its kind in the west. The RAIN process peacefully removes the air trapped in an organic material’s cellular structure, further enhancing the way infusion occurs and how soluble elements are extracted into a beverage. The results are deep and layered flavor profiles that are truly unmatched.
“We have been wanting to do a cold brew option for a while, and we are thrilled to have found the partner that retains the excellence of our beans,” said Jeff Taylor, co-owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. “Our goal is to expand the opportunities to provide the world’s greatest coffee to our customers, and when searching for partners in innovation that could bring us to that next level, BKON offered not only the most outstanding technology, but a love for bringing the best flavors out of their ingredients that rivals our own love for coffee.”
The Bird Rock Coffee Roasters single origin cold brew cans are 8.4 oz and $4.45. They are available for sale at all four Bird Rock Coffee locations in San Diego, and available while supplies last. The review from Coffee Review had the following tasting notes: “crisp, fruit-toned cocoa, fresh-cut cedar, raspberry, passionfruit, violet-like flowers. Satiny, lively mouthfeel. Long finish resonating with cedar, fruit and flowers.”
“We have a special relationship with Bird Rock and have always held them in high esteem,” said Lou Vastardis, co-founder of BKON. “This cold brew is truly a testament to why Bird Rock Coffee Roasters was selected as Roaster of the Year and continues to produce exceptional products.”
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters was the first to introduce direct trade and origin-sourced coffees to the San Diego community. The roaster has received numerous accolades for their coffee, including the national Good Food Awards in 2016 and 2017, best coffee in San Diego from multiple national and local outlets, and the national “Micro Roaster of the Year” award in 2012. In 2017, PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. acquired Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, allowing for expansion in size and scope.
To learn more about Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, please visit http://www.birdrockcoffee.com
About Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (BRCR) is proud to have put premiere, direct trade coffee on the map in San Diego. BRCR has won multiple national and international awards for quality, taste, roasting and socially responsible practices, including: the national Good Food Awards in 2016 and 2017, the #1 spot on Coffee Review’s “30 Best Coffees of 2016,” the national Micro Roaster of the Year Award in 2012, and a consistent winner of scores over 90 points for several of their coffees. Bird Rock Coffee Roaster’s staff sources the best coffees in the world and directly from origin. Going beyond the perfect latte, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has professional roasters on site, pour-over bars featuring seasonal offerings; and weekly cuppings open to the public for a sneak peak into the newest offerings, the coffee selection process, and all things coffee. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters engages in direct trade with farmers, and is proud to serve the best green coffee, prepared with the utmost respect for those who produced it. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has four locations in San Diego. For more information, please visit http://www.birdrockcoffee.com
BKON is a technology company dedicated to elevating how consumers experience Earth’s purest and most enjoyable flavors. We are relentlessly focused on innovating systems for the world of craft refreshment with our RAIN (Reverse Atmospheric Infusion) technology. RAIN beverage outcomes create new rules for flavor enhancement, product stability, and production efficiencies. RAIN-powered platforms include the award winning BKON Craft Brewer and the industrial-scale STORM, both of which innovate how brands craft the purest beverages from the Earth’s most natural ingredients. For more information visit http://www.bkonbrew.com. Stay connected on Instagram @bkonbrew.