Batavia Dutch Coffee is a unique single origin coffee brewed using the authentic Cold Drip method. Cold Drip, which is originally known as Dutch Coffee in Northeast Asia, produces a black ice coffee similar to cold brew but with more depth, a wider range of flavours and a much cleaner aftertaste. The method was originally invented by Dutch traders in the 17th century when a ban on open fire on the wooden sailing ships of the time prevented them from brewing warm coffee. The resulting coffee was much less acidic or bitter yet was more flavourful than traditional brewed coffee and enjoys continuous popularity in Northeast Asia ever since.
This spicy single origin Colombian coffee comes from the Santuario farm in the Gaucha region of Colombia. You'll notice a much more explosive taste, with green herbs and roasted nuts in the body of the flavour while a wine-like acidity keeps the balance. Very well suited for those who enjoy strong, wilful flavours and espresso drinkers, but also very enjoyable in coffee cocktails and desserts as this coffee is not one to be easily subdued.
Due to the intense, long lasting flavour of the coffee, a Dutch Coffee is the perfect alcohol alternative - it offers the same experience and potential in cocktails and desserts yet contains no calories and no alcohol.
Serve on ice, drink very slowly in small sips to give the coffee all the chance to release its flavours.
Try mixing 60mls of Santuario with 140mls of ginger ale and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange peel for a powerful, spicy non-acloholic coctail. Or spice it up further with brown rum!