Being very aware that there have been less than a handful of companies way in the past that have done a similar (not so-similar) item, it would be easy to tell you what they are and what we are not. But that is not the route we go here. We would rather tell you what we are for! We would rather share with you the labor, time, products, etc that go into each bottle of Coffee Pop.
Our hands are the ones that should be thanked here, way before us as individuals. For they have the ones that have crafted each bottle from start to finish. Once reading Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, I came across a very interesting concept. That individuals mattered! Of course that's common sense, but many business' forget that. These monks believed because each person mattered, each item they made should be made with the upmost perfection. Interestingly, they were able to devote only a maximum of 4 hours each day, 6 days a week to the business and still manage for it to be a over a million dollar business. That's very important for us to show you. That you matter. That what you spend your hard working dollars on matter too.
We've chosen to work with the highest possible ingredients in each batch of coffee pop. In addition we believe that things should be kept at a minium and any additives should be avoided as much as possible. On top of chosING the highest ingredients we want to keep things super local, which is why we've decide to partner with a local Lakeland roaster, Patriot Roasters, as our Coffee source. In addition, this keeps each bottle from start to finish as freshly roasted as possible. Of course no bottle is automatically filled, capped, labled, and sold by itself or without a process.
Once we grind our freshly roasted coffee we weigh out enough to help us create a 5 gallon batch of cold brew. As we have discussed, the ingredients matter, which means all water must be filterd and purified for there's a lot of water used in that much coffee. Next we allow each batch to sit for a minimum of 17 hours. While that is sitting we mix our other ingredients and let that sit for the same amount of hours. This allows each ingredient to cool off and integrate with each other, which makes it easier for them to be added to the cold brew. Hours and hours have past and we are ready. Not to bottle, but to keg.
That's correct each batch is kegged, just like a beer. Actually, our process is not much different than how a beer is made. Our product is just different. Filtering at this point is very crucial. For each keg goes through a 3-parts filtered process to ensure the coffee doesn't recieve anything that it wasn't meant to have. Once kegged we add our previously mixed ingredients. On a side note, without these ingredients everything would fall apart. Why? After we keg we add Co2 to carbonate the cold brew. Carbonation and coffee actually do not work at all. Carbonation makes coffee very disgusting and way too acidic. Without the much needed ingredients your tastebuds would hate (or highly dislike) us. But no need to worry, we've figured this all out and all is balanced; creating a beautiful melody of chemistry that will have all of your tastebuds jumping for joy! Continuing, once the Co2 is hooked up we allow it to carbonate for a few days. Once we are done carbonating we are able to bottle, kinda.
Each bottle during this process goes through a washing and drying process to make sure each bottle is cleaned from all the packaging that they were recieved in. Once they dry we stick each label on one by one. Finally, we are ready to go from keg to bottle. One hand holding the bottle while the other hand is dispensing 12oz of pure black gold into them. Labeled and filled we are now ready to cap. To be sure that each bottle is fully mixed we then tip the bottle upside down then rightside up. At last, we are finished. And you are ready to either chill or pour over ice, depeding on your preference.
May our 'tribe' be apart of your 'tribe' by allowing us to show you how much worth you have with our Coffee Pop.
The Hip Lion