Dutch coffee, or cold drip coffee, is made by slowly dripping ice cold water over freshly ground coffee. Today I review products by Batavia Dutch Coffee.
Lucky me: I was allowed to test the products from Batavia Dutch Coffee. I received a package with three single origin cold dripped coffee variates: Ethiopian Limu, Yirgacheffe and Columbian Santuario. Good news! This post includes a discount code, so you can try it for yourself.
All opinions are my own. I receive no compensation for this post or the products ordered from Batavia Dutch Coffee.
Cold drip Coffee
Okay, let’s start with a little explanation, first. To be real honest, cold drip coffee was completely new to me! My favourite restaurant serves slow drip coffee, and I quickly learned that this process is slightly similar.
It all starts with ice water. This ice water is slowly (patiently) dripped onto the freshly ground coffee. This can take up to 18 hours!
Now, you may be wondering what’s so special about cold drip coffee. In one word: flavour. Because of the different temperature when preparing the coffee, the flavour is completely different from regular hot coffee. It’s less bitter, less sour and has a nice kick to it.
It’s best served with ice, in a tumbler or wineglass. Of course, you can also use it for cocktails or desserts!
Batavia Dutch Coffee
So, I received a PR package from Batavia Dutch Coffee. Always a pleasure, unboxing one of those! What I liked about the way they contacted me was that it was very personal: I was in contact with the same person throughout the process. With the package I also received a letter by Jits Krol and Robert Nijhof, who started the company.
What I learned: Batavia Dutch Coffee uses single origin coffee beans. This means that it’s not a blend of different coffee beans: it’s one variety, from one region. This means that the coffee will have more character and flavour. Cool, right?
As mentioned before, they’ve selected three different coffees: Ethiopian Limu, which is perfectly balanced and has hints of dark chocolate and caramel. Colombian Santuario, which is of the well known Arabica variety and has a powerful and strong flavour. Finally, there’s Ehtiopian Yirgacheffe known for its fruitiness, due to a part of the skin remaining on the coffee beans in the drying process.
Review Batavia Dutch Coffee
First, I tried the Limu coffee as it’s best enjoyed: on the rocks. While I normally don’t drink my coffee black, I actually quite enjoyed it! Next, I added some cold milk to make it an iced coffee. This was more to my taste, and allowed me to really differentiate between the different notes in the coffee.
The PR package I received also had a little booklet, with cocktail and mocktail recipes. Since it was only 14 in the afternoon, I decided to make the mocktail version ‘Limu & Chocolate’ ;). It’s super simple: 100 ml cold chocolate milk, 100 ml Limu Batavia Dutch Coffee, and 1 cinnamon stick. For a cocktail you could add 50 ml of liquor 43.
This was HEAVEN! I enjoy my mochas every now and then, even iced versions, but this was 10 times better. The coffee flavour was strong but not overpowering, and the caramel flavour seemed stronger once the black coffee wasn’t overpowering the flavour palette. Yumm!
That’s my review for today, I hope you enjoyed it!
Oh, and here’s the good news: you can get a discount with a special code! Order at www.bataviacoffee.com, and use stayaliveandcooking-10% in the checkout process. Batavia Dutch Coffee ships to the following countries: the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Italy and England.