Monday, August 1, 2011

The Roasterie's Summer Jam on Wednesday celebrates new iced-coffee blend

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM

If you are to survive the summer, learn to brew cold-press coffee.
  • If you are to survive the summer, learn to brew cold-press coffee.

You probably have no desire to have your inside mirror your outside right now, so hot coffee might just have taken a backseat to Diet Coke or some other method of caffeine injection this summer.

If so, you're missing out on one of life's great joys -- iced coffee. The Roasterie, in a move that's sure to prove popular as the temperature ticks up above triple digits, now has a new line of iced-coffee blends called Summer in the City. And this Wednesday, they're celebrating the release with a Summer Jam party.

The Roasterie holds a barista-driven event each quarter, and the summer event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roasterie plant (1204 W. 27th St.) on Wednesday. The Summer in the City blend, designed to be served cold, is available in medium and dark roast, as well as decaf.

"Everyone really loves iced coffee, but most people don't know how to make it well at home," communications manager Emily Farris says. "It can be expensive to always have your coffee out, so we wanted to give people the tools to make it at home."

The Roasterie will be serving samples of hot and cold brewed coffee to help people get a sense of how the taste is impacted by temperature. Roasterie staff will also be demonstrating how to use several different methods for preparing cold brewed coffee from a toddy to a French press to the Chemex and Aeropress.

The event is free.

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