New York Coffee Festival 2018

At the New York Coffee Festival, NXT Style reporter, Natasha Lubozenko, interviewed our Creative Director Matt on all of our products. After learning about our mission and what we stand for, she tasted our Cozy Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut and loved it, saying “I don’t drink black coffee, but it is very smooth.” Check it out!

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SPOOKY SKELETON COLD BREW

Now that it’s Halloween, it’s time to get spooky with our Spooky Skeleton Cold Brew! No bones included, just in a scary skull glass, which makes it 100x cooler obviously. Happy October you Ghouls!

Ingredients:

  • Breezy Cold Brew Concentrate

  • Maple Syrup

  • Pumpkin Spice

  • Ice

  • Milk Alternative (If needed)

 

Directions:

  1. Add ice to 12oz Skull Cup (not spooky if the cup isn’t a skull, duh)

  2. Drop in 2 tbsp of Maple Syrup

  3. Add 1/8 tsp of Pumpkin Spice

  4. Pour Breezy Cold Brew Concentrate 3/4th of the way into the cup

  5. Stir…. Menacingly

  6. Enjoy your Spooky Skeleton Cold Brew!

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COFFEE NUT BUTTER BROWNIES

The Nutty Spoon teamed up with us to make some Cold Brew Coffee Nut Butter Brownies! Made with smooth Dreamy Cold Brew with a hint of Chocolate and The Nutty Spoon Classic Almond Butter. Check out our step by step process to make these delicious treats. This and more awesome recipes on our Brew Blog at RedThreadGood.com

 

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 °F.

  2. Cooking spray in an 8-inch square baking pan.

  3. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. In a smaller bowl, combine 1 1/2 sticks of melted butter (or alternative) with 3oz of chopped chocolate. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Let cool slightly.

  5. In another bowl, ad the vanilla extract, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs (or alternatives) and melted butter / chocolate combo and stir.

  6. Add Dreamy Cold Brew Concentrate to the mixture and pour over flour mixture bowl. Stir and top with Nutty Spoon Nut Butter. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake, 35 to 40 minutes.

  7. Enjoy your Cold Brew Coffee Nut Butter Brownies once they cool!

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COLD BREW ICE CREAM FLOAT

For #nationalicecreamday, we made Cold Brew Ice Cream Floats with Cozy, our Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut flavor. We used vegan vanilla ice cream, but could taste all the flavors of our Peruvian cold brew with hints of Caramel Chocolate and Hazelnut, a pretty great way to celebrate.

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COLD BREW LEMONADE

Don't knock it until you try it. What better to enjoy the summer with some Cold Brew Coffee with your refreshing lemonade. We love this recipe so much, we even made you a video for it just in case you get lost along the way as you make it. Enjoy!

 

 

Mix the following together:

4-5 oz Red Thread Good Cold Brew Concentrate (We prefer any of our three Purists)

1-2 oz lemon juice

20-30 g simple syrup

4-5 oz water

Ice

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WHY WE GRIND?

 

One of the most important steps in assuring you have great tasting coffee is the grind. How course or fine you grind your coffee will effect the brewing process and in the end the taste.

Espresso has a fine grind while immersion brewing techniques such as a French press or even most cold brew methods, typically use a courser grind. The most important aspect in grinding is too make sure the coffee particles are all uniformly even in size. This way there is equal distribution of of water during the brew process leading to a clean, even extraction.

To make sure you are grinding your coffee even, use a burr grinder rather than a blade grinder. Burr grinders are usually a bit more expensive, but they are well worth the investment. 

Check out our selection of Whole Bean products here for our amazing flavors you can grind!

 

 

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A Dreamy Drop of Mint
 For a new take on an old classic, give our Dreamy Mint Julip a try. Infused with mint and carrying notes from our Dreamy Brew, this drink is sure to make your day.  Fill half a glass with Red Thread Good Dreamy Cold Brew Add 1 oz mint simple syrup Stir Fill glass all the way passed rim with crushed ice Add a sprig of fresh mint for garnish  Mint simple syrup recipe makes 1 1/2 cups  Muddle one cup of fresh mint to release flavor Steep muddled mint in 1 cup hot water (just off boil) and 2 cups cane sugar for 2 hours. Strain  If you're looking for the Booze, add 1 fl oz of Bourbon, and get the party started!

For a new take on an old classic, give our Dreamy Mint Julip a try. Infused with mint and carrying notes from our Dreamy Brew, this drink is sure to make your day.

Fill half a glass with Red Thread Good Dreamy Cold Brew
Add 1 oz mint simple syrup
Stir
Fill glass all the way passed rim with crushed ice
Add a sprig of fresh mint for garnish

Mint simple syrup recipe makes 1 1/2 cups
Muddle one cup of fresh mint to release flavor
Steep muddled mint in 1 cup hot water (just off boil) and 2 cups cane sugar for 2 hours. Strain

If you're looking for the Booze, add 1 fl oz of Bourbon, and get the party started!

Ethiopian Negroni
 Get your weekend started with our take on an authentic cold brew Negroni. With notes of citrus coming through our Purist Ethiopia, you can complete with an orange peel if you're feeling extra festive.  In a rocks glass add:  1 1/2 ounce Red Thread Good Ethiopia Cold Brew  1-ounce gin 1-ounce Campari 1.5 ounce Vermouth  Stir, serve over ice and add an orange peel to garnish. Be spirited away by a bold citrus flavor.

Get your weekend started with our take on an authentic cold brew Negroni. With notes of citrus coming through our Purist Ethiopia, you can complete with an orange peel if you're feeling extra festive.

In a rocks glass add:

1 1/2 ounce Red Thread Good Ethiopia Cold Brew
1-ounce gin
1-ounce Campari
1.5 ounce Vermouth

Stir, serve over ice and add an orange peel to garnish. Be spirited away by a bold citrus flavor.

Nicaragua Horchata
 Welcome to the sweet life with our afternoon pick-me-up Horchata. With notes of smooth, balanced, fruit of Nicaragua and Cinnamon, you'll be ready to relax with just one cup.  In a glass add :  1/3 ice 1/3 rice milk 1/3 Red Thread Good Nicaragua cold brew 1 oz cinnamon simple syrup  Cinnamon simple syrup recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 cups Add 1 1/4 tablespoons ground cinnamon to 2 cups of cane sugar and 1 cup hot water just off boil. Stir and let sit  You've got yourself a good drink!

Welcome to the sweet life with our afternoon pick-me-up Horchata. With notes of smooth, balanced, fruit of Nicaragua and Cinnamon, you'll be ready to relax with just one cup.

In a glass add :

1/3 ice
1/3 rice milk
1/3 Red Thread Good Nicaragua cold brew
1 oz cinnamon simple syrup

Cinnamon simple syrup recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 cups
Add 1 1/4 tablespoons ground cinnamon to 2 cups of cane sugar and 1 cup hot water just off boil. Stir and let sit

You've got yourself a good drink!

Sumatra Lavender
 Relax after a long day at work with our Sumatra Lavender drink. Made with our dark roast Purist Sumatra, this drink will take the edge off of your day, and set you up for a great night!  Fill glass with 1/3 ice 1/3 Red Thread Good Purist Sumatra Cold Brew 1/3 milk or dairy alternative 1oz lavender vanilla simple syrup  Lavender Vanilla Simple Syrup recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Steep 3 table spoons of lavender buds in 1 cup of hot water (just off boil) and 2 cups of cane sugar for approximately 1 hour. Filter out lavender buds and stir well

Relax after a long day at work with our Sumatra Lavender drink. Made with our dark roast Purist Sumatra, this drink will take the edge off of your day, and set you up for a great night!

Fill glass with 1/3 ice
1/3 Red Thread Good Purist Sumatra Cold Brew
1/3 milk or dairy alternative
1oz lavender vanilla simple syrup

Lavender Vanilla Simple Syrup recipe makes 1 1/2 cups
Steep 3 table spoons of lavender buds in 1 cup of hot water (just off boil) and 2 cups of cane sugar for approximately 1 hour. Filter out lavender buds and stir well