Trevor and Rebecca Smith are coffee connoisseurs. A few years ago, they tried cold brewing coffee at home using a Toddy Home Brewing System and never went back to conventional American coffee brewing ways. The cold-water brewing process extracts the natural flavors of coffee and leaves the bitter acids and oils behind, resulting in a bold, super-smooth taste. After years of experimentation with different coffee beans, timing, and filtration, October 2011 marked the birth of Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee, 60% less acid than hot brewed coffee. The dark brown bottle gives it an old-fashioned and apothecary-like look to it, but also aids in keep any unwanted light out, like a good dark beer. The label is marked by their logo and includes a recipe to get you started.
If you have ever been to Europe, you’ve noticed how great coffee tastes while you were there. Whether it’s “American”-style brewed at the hotel or made from an espresso machine with steamed milk, the coffee just tastes smooth and decadent. After a week in Milan for an ophthalmology congress, (drinking 3 cappuccinos a day because it was so good) I was yearning for the beloved coffee. Squirrel Coffee fit the bill oh so well. Their coffee is smooth and chocolaty and made with fair trade, organic beans.
Here are some recipes I tried from their website:
Iced Cubano contains Secret Squirrel, half & half, sugar, ice, and cinnamon. It is fantastic! Beats any iced coffee in any coffee shop in SoCal. With a smooth, chocolaty flavor, it’s almost like a liquid mocha dessert.
Iced Vanilla Squirrel contains Secret Squirrel, vanilla soy milk, agave or maple syrup, and ice. For you lactose-sensitive and vegan coffee lovers, here’s a creamy coffee solution for you. Soy milk has come a long way since the 1970s with a much creamier flavor. This creaminess adds wonders when making an iced coffee. Also, agave syrup lends a caramel-like flavor and is also a great sweetener for diabetics (sweetens without spiking up your sugar levels).
The secret is out! Give them a try and get a bottle of Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee today. It’s a must for any coffee connoisseur!
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For more information:
Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee
Secret Squirrel can also be found out these retail outlets:
- Studio City Farmers Market on Sundays from 8am-2pm, Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd, 91604
- Atwater Village Farm, 3224 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
- Republic of Pie, 11118 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601