Reaching New Heights with the DLG Altitude Blend this Summer
Summer is heating up! In Guatemala we are daydreaming about weekend getaways: surfing trips to the beach, hiking volcanos, paddle boarding at Lake Atitlan, afternoon BBQs, chilling by the pool, lounging in the hammock reading and staying dry during the almost daily torrential downpours and thunderstorms. Back home in North America summer also means lots of fresh fruit and veggies, homemade popsicles for breakfast, freshly caught fish on the barby , and of course, cold coffee morning noon and night so that we can keep our energy up for all the adventures.
This year though we are stoked to be jumping on the cold brew bandwagon (or at least chasing it). Unfortunately we don’t have access to the same products and options as North Americans, which on the flipside has made us quite resourceful in face of the dearth of bottled or canned brews. We have our own cold brew recipe, which we want to share with you so you can impress your friends with your cold brew skills all summer long while saving a dollar or five everyday you don’t buy a bottle at your neighborhood market. Who knows, maybe you will be able to save up enough extra cash to come visit us down here when the seasons change and you need a break from the snow and some hot coffee fresh from origin.
To make this summer brew news even sweeter and more chocolatey, we have developed the perfect blend of beans Grown by two of our highest cooperatives in Huehuetenango and San Miguel Escobar, the Altitude Blend is a coalescence of chocolate, fruit and spice. Pick up a bag today and start enjoying your own cold brew concoction at home or wherever your summer plans take you.
Side note, the Altitude Blend can also be enjoyed hot and especially good for keeping warm during those early mornings around the campfire.
HOW TO COLD BREW:
1 & ⅓ Cup Coarsely Ground Altitude Blend, or a medium or full-city roasted coffee, for every 4 cups of filtered water
Mix grounds in water and store in Fridge for 24 hours
Pour solution through a sieve or filter to remove grounds
Can be served over ice or diluted to preference. Some folks do 2:1 or 3:1 (2 or 3 parts water to 1 part coffee) depending on taste and necessity.
- If you want to spice it up, consider bubbly cold brew- pouring over sparkling water. Or a tsp of ground cardamon when you first add the grinds!