JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products

What is cold brew coffee, and how is it made?

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee is made using time-honored, craftsman techniques and just two ingredients: 100% air roasted Arabica coffee beans and cold water. The beans are ground and slowly steeped for 12 hours using our small batch on a large scale brewing process. The result is pure, 100% authentic cold brew coffee with no preservatives, coffee additives, coffee derivatives or reconstituted coffee. Our coffee tastes exceptionally smooth and rich with noticeably less acidity and bitterness than traditional hot-brewed coffee. Visit our Why Cold Brew page for more information on the cold brewing process and the advantages of cold vs. hot brewing coffee.

I’ve heard that cold brew coffee is trendy. Am I going to alienate other coffee drinkers by offering cold brew coffee?

Not at all! There are plenty of people of all ages who enjoy cold brew coffee. And since JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee has a smooth and rich taste that is broadly appealing, you can rest assured knowing guests of all walks of life will enjoy it being offered in your foodservice operation.

What kind of coffee beans do you use?

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products use premium quality 100% air roasted Arabica coffee beans.

Where do the coffee beans come from?

All varieties of JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Pure Concentrates and Ready to Drink Products use 100% Arabica coffee beans sourced from Colombia.

What are 100% Arabica coffee beans?

This variety of beans grows at a higher altitude and has a less bitter and smoother flavor than their counterpart, Robusta beans. It is generally accepted that Arabica beans produce more desirable flavor characteristics.

What is the difference between hot-brewed and cold-brewed coffee?

Traditionally, coffee grounds are brewed in scalding hot water, which oxidizes them more quickly and causes the resulting coffee to be aromatic but very bitter. By contrast, the cold brew process entails gently steeping freshly ground air roasted coffee in cold water instead of hot or heated water, which delivers coffee that is smoother, naturally sweeter and less acidic than hot-brewed coffee. Visit our Why Cold Brew page for more information on the cold brewing process and the advantages of cold vs. hot brewing coffee.

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee has a slightly sweet flavor. Is it pre-sweetened?

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee is authentically brewed and does not include preservatives, coffee additives, coffee derivatives or reconstituted coffee. With the exception of our Ready to Drink Frappés and Lightly Sweet Products, which contain added cane sugar, the sweetness you notice is simply the natural taste of our coffee beans that have been roasted to perfection and cold brewed. The cold brew process entails gently steeping freshly ground air roasted coffee in cold water instead of hot or heated water, which delivers coffee that is smoother, naturally sweeter and less acidic than hot-brewed coffee.

What is the difference between cold brew coffee and iced coffee?

Typically, “iced coffee” is simply hot-brewed coffee that has been chilled or poured over ice. Authentic cold brew coffee, like JAVA HOUSE®, has been brewed without heat by slowly steeping premium quality 100% Arabica coffee grounds for 12 hours in cold water.

Are JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products organic?

No, our products are not certified organic.

Are JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products non-GMO?

Generally, all commercially available coffee beans are non-GMO, so we do not have them certified. While our coffee beans are non-GMO, JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Frappés may contain GMO ingredients.

Are JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products gluten-free?

Our products are not certified gluten-free, but none of them include ingredients that contain gluten.

Are JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products kosher?

All of our products are Kosher-Dairy Certified.

Are the ingredients natural in JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products?

All ingredients used to make JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products are natural by FDA Standards.

Do JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products contain dairy?

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Frappés – in Coffee, Vanilla and Mocha flavors – contain reduced fat milk.

Do JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products contain added sugar?

Our Ready to Drink Frappés and Lightly Sweet Products contain added cane sugar.

Do JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products contain preservatives?

No, our products do not contain preservatives.

How much caffeine do JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products contain?
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Pure Concentrate (as prepared 4:1)
    142-162 mg per 8 fl. oz. (as prepared 4:1)
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Pure Black Cold Brew Coffee
    180-200 mg per 10 fl. oz. (1 bottle) or 142-162 mg per 8 fl. oz. (1/4 of 32 fl. oz. bottle)
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Lightly Sweet Cold Brew Coffee Products
    180-200 mg per 10 fl. oz. (1 bottle)
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Coffee Cold Brew Frappés
    100-120 mg per 10 fl. oz. (1 bottle)
Are JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products made in the USA?

Yes, all of our products are brewed and bottled in the USA.

Have your products been made in a facility that also processes nuts?

Yes, but the line is cleaned and checked for any residue before processing the cold brew.

Can guests consume your products past the “Use By” date?

We encourage consuming our products by this date to ensure the best taste experience.

Can children consume JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products?

We recommend that parents check with their pediatrician for advice on the use of any caffeinated coffee product in their child’s diet. While there are no standardized caffeine intake limits for children and adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the consumption of caffeine-containing sodas, energy drinks and coffee beverages in this population.

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products and Pure Concentrates

In what types and flavors are JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products available?
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Pure Black Cold Brew Coffee
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Lightly Sweet Cold Brew Products: Vanilla, Mocha and Salted Caramel flavors
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Frappés: Coffee, Vanilla and Mocha flavors
What are the roast levels of JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products?

All coffee beans used in JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products have been air roasted just long enough to give the coffee a balanced Medium Roast flavor.

What is the difference between each JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Product?
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Pure Black Cold Brew Coffee is simply our cold brew coffee made from 100% air roasted Arabica coffee beans and cold water with no added sweeteners, flavors or other ingredients.
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Lightly Sweet Cold Brew Products combine our cold brew coffee with natural flavors and cane sugar.
  • JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Frappés combine our cold brew coffee with natural flavors, cane sugar and reduced fat milk.
What are the natural flavors in JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Lightly Sweet Cold Brew Products and JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Frappés?

The natural flavors are the essences and botanicals that are naturally extracted and then added to our products to enhance the flavor. These natural flavors provide the caramel, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon in our coffees.

What is the difference between JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products and Concentrates?

With our ready to drink options, guests can simply open the bottle and enjoy. Guests can also pour into a mug over ice and add their favorite sweetener and/or creamer!

When using our 4:1 concentrate, mix 4 parts water to every 1 part of concentrate. A 32 fl. oz. bottle of JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Pure Concentrate will make about twenty 8 fl. oz. servings. A 10 fl. oz. bottle will make about six 8 fl. oz. servings.

How do I use JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Pure Concentrate?

When using our 4:1 concentrate, make a great cup of cold brew by adding either hot or cold water to the concentrate at a ratio of 4 parts water to every 1 part of concentrate. Our How to Use page contains directions and short instructional video. In just 3 easy steps, you’ll be ready to serve your guests a glass of JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee.

We also provide equipment recommendations on our How to Sell page.

Do I need special equipment to prepare cold brew concentrate for my guests?

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee is easy to make and can most likely utilize foodservice equipment you already own. For lower volumes, a pitcher of prepared JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee kept behind the counter for quick and easy prep can be all you need. For higher volumes, a 3.5-gallon BUNN® urn located near an ice dispenser will work great. While there are plenty of expensive systems available for coffee specialists, you are ready to offer authentic cold brew coffee to your guests on demand with our Pure Concentrate and a pitcher or urn. We provide equipment recommendations on our How to Sell page.

Is the bottle recyclable?

The bottles used for all 10 fl. oz. products are high density polyethylene (HDPE) marked with the symbol 2. While this is a commonly recycled material, check with your local government or waste collector for information specific to your community.

The bottles used for all 32 fl. oz. products are polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) marked with the symbol 1. While this is a commonly recycled material, check with your local government or waste collector for information specific to your community.

Should I refrigerate JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products?

JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Ready to Drink Products are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration until after opening. For best taste, we recommend consuming products within two weeks after opening.

Where can I find the “Use By” date on JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Products?

The “Use By” date is printed on the top of the bottle cap. For example, “UB26MAR2019” means best if used by March 26, 2019.

I noticed sedimentation in the bottom of the bottle or around the mouth of the bottle. Is this a product quality issue?

There might be some light sedimentation over time, such as a coating that easily disperses in the coffee with light shaking or stirring. Anything more than this, we do not find acceptable. Please contact us if this level of sedimentation has occurred.