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A New Way to Drink Coffee

Now here’s something exciting. With the warm weather firmly here, do you like your coffee hot or iced? Well, here’s an alternative – cold brew coffee. Here’s Fiona from WeColdBrewCoffee to tell you all about it.

1. What’s your business all about?
My business is all about COFFEE…COLD BREW COFFEE! The average Australian has 14 cups of coffee every week, while 3.5 million drinkers admit they start their day disgruntled if they don’t get their morning hit! Coffee is also the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries, so I’m here to revolutionise the way we drink coffee.
I think cold brew will eventually replace traditional iced coffee and it is sweeping through the USA & Asia with coffee geeks and coffee connoisseurs now switching from the traditional iced coffee (hot brewed and chilled with ice) to cold brew coffee which tastes much better and is healthier – 60% less acid, zero nasty chemicals and no bitterness in this method of brewing, making it gentle on the stomach, and it doesn’t stain teeth because there’s so little acid. Coffee flavours are also more distinct in cold brewing. It’s sweeter and requires no added sugar.
It can be drunk cold or hot (just 1 min in the microwave or using the stove to heat it up before boiling point). Cold brew can also be used for desserts, cakes and even for slow cooked meat, not to mention cocktails! I always say if you want to get hooked, get hooked on the good healthy stuff – take your caffeine hit in the morning and end the day with a nice martini cold brew or vodka infused with coconut cold brew.

2. What made you apply to Handmade?
I have been away from Canberra for a few years and coming back now to see this city has changed me. The potential is here! It’s buzzing with events and new developments in and around the city and I can foresee it will attract more and more people to live and work here. Handmade to me is the best run and managed event in Canberra, where it supports new and exciting businesses to launch their products to a bigger and wider platform. It’s a great opportunity for me to introduce cold brew coffee and nitro cold brew to Canberrans. Moreover with Christmas just round the corner and the warm weather picking up, this is best time to have a tasty iced cold brew coffee! 

3. What is Santa bringing you this year?
I hope Santa will bring me more customers so that I can afford more brewing equipment as some is still not available in Australia and needs to be shipped in from USA. That is all I want! More customers who love cold brew coffee
and know that WeColdBrewCoffee does the premium quality cold brew in Australia!
WeColdBrewCoffee will be at the Handmade Market on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December. On Saturday, the speciality will be ”Nitro Cold Brew Coffee on tap” and on Sunday, it will be Cold Brew Coffee. Do you want to learn more about the process of cold brewing coffee? Fiona is offering a session for you and 11 colleagues at your workplace between now and Christmas. Head over to our Facebook page to find out how to enter this special competition.


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


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