Review: Caveman Coffee’s Cold Brew Concentrate

There’s nothing better than strong coffee on the trail! So when I had a opportunity to review Caveman Caveman Coffee Cold Brew Concentrate, I jumped at the chance. *

I experimented a bit with the ratio of concentrate to water, but I found the smoothest thermos was the result of adhering to Caveman’s suggested ratio of 3-1 water-to-concentrate.

3-1 ratio

My take: it’s the smoothest coffee I’ve had.

Me and Elaenia, and the Cold Brew of course, on the trail.

I’ve had my share of coffee — including cold brews — and sip after sip, this brew was strong, yet smooth as cold brew should be. It’s a dark, long-brewed cold brew, low in acidity and subtlety sweet. While I made my thermos in the kitchen early this morning before hitting the trail, this caffeinated nectar could easily be mixed trailside at your good place — especially once you’ve become familiar with mixing up the concentrate. It would also make a good traveling partner, or perfect for camping. My only word of caution is to stick close to the specified ratio, because at the higher ratio of concentrate the coffee was not as smooth and had some bitterness to it. I thought this would be the case, but of course I had to experiment for the purposes of experimentation. I also tried a little of Caveman’s coconut emulsified MCT oil swirled in, which was a nice, subtle addition.

Caveman Coffee is hand picked, wet processed and small batch roasted by a master coffee roaster in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the company’s website, each imported bean is grown under the UTZ certification and Rainforest alliance protocols for sustainability and natural growing practices. No pesticides are ever used on the plants, and they are watered by nature alone. Caveman Cold Brew Concentrate cold brew is achieved through a Caveman Ice Age slow extraction process in the mountains, and is created in 16-plus hour brewing process. I noted how on Twitter, the company’s logo is Cold Brew Revolution — an apt expression for this Cold Brew with a smooth punch.

*I was provided a sample of the cold brew concentrate to try for an objective review of this product.

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