Before coffee is roasted, it is grown as a green colored seed within a coffee cherry. Using only single origin green coffee and filtered water, we extract flavor. This green coffee infusion is then fermented by a symbiotic culture of bacteria & yeast. The result is a sparkling, funky and fruity beverage expressing origin in a new way.
This processing technique is an old one which we believe provides a much needed tool of sustainability for the coffee industry all along the supply chain.
Being able to introduce a delicious coffee drink with a positive social and environmental impact is something we are really excited about.
Preserving flavor in single-origin coffees is also another facet to this project that we are looking forward to exploring.
-Caffeine content? About the same as a traditional cup of coffee, 100 mg roughly.
-Sugar content? Relatively low, most is converted by the culture.
-Alcohol: below .5% abv, if sensitive to alcohol, it is generally recommended to avoid.
-How long does it last? It will never go bad in the sense of spoiling, however, to preserve the intended flavor, keep refrigerated up to 90 days.
-What does it taste like? There is some acidity and sweetness with the flavor of the green coffee sitting within that balance. It is grassy & fruity with the particular flavor notes of the single origin coffee being expressed in it’s own unique way.
-How was this figured out? After mixing apple cider vinegar, honey syrup and sparkling water with the green brewed coffee; there was noticed a similar profile to fermented beverages. So we decided to do away with the mixers and culture the green brewed coffee- turns out it’s pretty tasty.
-How can I buy this? Currently this is only available to Olas wholesale partners in NYC on a wait-list basis as our production grows. Otway , Celestine , Rucola , Gem & Abraço currently are pouring by the glass, and Oliver Coffee by the bottle- swing by and enjoy!