Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Consumer Critique: Steeped Coffee

I recently had a chance to try out a new single-serve coffee option from Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc. Steeped Coffee is brewed similar to tea. My husband really likes coffee, and we travel a lot, so we were excited to try this out.

There were a lot of definite advantages to this. First of all, it made one cup. Since my husband drinks coffee and I usually don't, it was the perfect amount for the morning. Secondly, the packaging is eco-friendly, using renewable and compostable materials (much better for the planet than unrecyclable pods in unrecyclable machines). Finally, it's fast. We will definitely be bringing these along with us when we go camping, because we just need to heat water - something that's easy to do over a campfire or grill - and don't have to worry about coffee filters while on-the-go. The taste was better than any other instant coffee my husband has had, and even though he's a little picky with his coffee, he will definitely use it again.

It took Wilbur seven years to innovate the proprietary Steeped Coffee system that delivers fresh roasted, pre-portioned, precision ground, micro batched coffee in customized Full Immersion Filters. “Premium coffee roasters have shied away from offering their specialty beans in single-serve packaging because it’s been nearly impossible to keep ground coffee fresh, which quickly ruins the taste,” said Wilbur. “With our Nitro Sealed bags, oxygen is replaced with nitrogen, so the coffee stays fresh as if it was ground moments ago.”

Features of Steeped Coffee include:
       100% Specialty Coffee: quality coffee ethically sourced directly from farmers
       Nitro Sealed: removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans
       Ultrasonic Edges: no glue, staples, or wasted materials for max steeping
       Full Immersion Filter: non-GMO filters that regulate ideal water-in and maximum flavor-out
       Guilt-Free Packaging: made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials
       Micro Batching: roasted locally in small batches
       Precision Ground: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
       Pre-Portioned: consistent SCA recommended water-to-coffee ratios
       Just Add Water: single-serve convenience with no machines required
       Barista Approved: tested by multiple independent specialty coffee Q-graders for freshness, quality, and taste
The Steeped Coffee brand is available in five roasts: light, medium, dark, French roast, and a single-origin Swiss Water Process decaf. You can get your hands on Steeped Coffee packs at www.steepedcoffee.com, various luxury hotels, top company break rooms, by asking your local retail stores to start carrying Steeped, or through any of the partnered specialty roasters now offering their own Steeped Packs with their coffee.

About Steeped Coffee
Steeped Coffee is the most convenient way to make a cup of delicious coffee. Steeped, Inc., based in Santa Cruz, California, is a B-Corp (Benefit Corporation) focused on Purpose Beyond Profits. They strive to innovate and find new solutions to old problems, to be a light on a hill, to honor and value every relationship, and to set new standards of doing business without compromise. Steeped is focused on every detail from farm to cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, quality, ethically sourced, and sustainably packaged products available. For more information, visit http://www.steepedcoffee.com
Look for STEEPED COFFEE at the Specialty Coffee Expo, April 11-14, 2019, Boston, MASS, Booth 154.

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