SCA Recap #3

May 28, 2018

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SCA Recap #2

May 14, 2018

One of the most exciting developments leading into the SCA Expo was our growing relationship with Visions Espresso.  They are a premier distributor of all sorts of coffee equipment and agreed to carry Alto Cold Brew products to the show and beyond.

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SCA Recap #1

April 30, 2018

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Elevate the Craft of Cold Brew

April 16, 2018

If you are looking to elevate the craft of cold brew in your shop, then you should start here. Specialty Cold Brew sits at the intersection of specialty coffee and cold brew. We believe this is the future of cold brew and that more and more shops will move in this direction.

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What is Specialty Cold Brew?

April 02, 2018

Specialty Cold Brew occurs wherever the innovation, focus on quality, community and seed-to-cup mentality of specialty coffee is applied to elevate the craft of cold brew.

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10) Promote Specialty Cold Brew

March 19, 2018

Hopefully by now you’re serving cold brew, offering a ton more options, featuring it on tap, launching a growler program, or empowering home cold brewers.  Maybe you’re doing a few of these steps already or maybe you’re doing all this and more.  You’re next step is to help promote specialty cold brew.

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9) Cold Brew Events

March 05, 2018

Events and competitions are a great way to build community, and raise the awareness and appreciation for a new craft. We can meet new people, see what others are doing, exchange knowledge, and share in our passion for cold brew. They foster innovation and creativity which serve to increase the quality of the craft over time.

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8) Innovate and Experiment

February 19, 2018

As people began pushing the boundaries of ingredients, processes, and offerings, many are still using the same old equipment. All of this innovation around cold brew inspired us to ask one important question:  Is cotton, metal, or paper really still the best way to prepare cold brew coffee?

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7) Encourage Cold Brewing at Home

February 05, 2018

People shy away from things that they cannot afford, do not understand and cannot master; so anything that makes specialty coffee more approachable to your customers is a step in the right direction.

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6) Start a Growler Program

January 22, 2018

Build brand loyalty, improve customer satisfaction, expand your reach and share your brand by starting a growler program with your new specialty cold brew.

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5) Serve it on Tap

January 08, 2018

With all of these new options in Step 1Step 2 and Step 3; your volume is sure to go up.  To better handle increased volume and streamline the serving process, kegging is a great option.  

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4) Make Your Own Ingredients

December 25, 2017

Specialty cold brew lends itself very well to making your own mocktail ingredients—especially simple syrups and nut milks! These ingredients are perfect for many cold brew mocktails and specialty drinks, and are not at all difficult to make in most coffee shops.

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