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Cold Drip Coffee

Cold drip coffee is produced by slowly percolating chilled filtered water through freshly ground coffee over many hours. The water flows through the coffee drip by drip, and the extract is directed into a collection vessel. With the cold drip process the coffee grounds are never soaking in their own infusion an important differentiation with cold brew coffee. 

We brew our coffee at 7 degrees Celsius over 10 hours, making it a truly cold process.

This process draws out fewer bitter and acidic compounds from the coffee which gives cold drip coffee a lighter, more floral flavour and minimises bitterness.

Our coffee is triple filtered and bottled fresh ready for you to drink.

We think cold drip is a wonderful way to experience coffee. We’re sure you’ll love it too!

Just pure filtered water and ground coffee, it’s that simple. We don’t add anything else to our brew.

For the best shelf life keep it refrigerated, this way it's also ready to drink whenever you want. It will keep fine for a few days without refrigeration, so it's perfect if you want to take it biking, camping or travelling.

Our coffee will keep for up to 8 weeks in the fridge. However, once you open the bottle, we suggest that it's best to consume within 2 weeks.  All bottles will list a best before date.

Our coffee comes from local Melbourne coffee roaster and is a blend of Brazilian and Columbian beans.

It exhibits sweet smooth caramel flavours, underpinned with a with a hint of chocolate and almond.

Before we launched Dark City Foundry we tried many different coffees from many regions. We found this blend works best with our process.

We are not going to say if you drink our coffee you will magically have wings and be guaranteed to hit that PB. However, a lot of people wanting to reduce their dairy and sugar intake find switching from lattes to long blacks or espressos difficult as they can be quite bitter.

Cold drip coffee is perfect as the brewing process doesn’t extract those bitter compounds which means not only do you get a delicious smooth coffee but you don’t necessarily need to add milk or sugar to mask the bitter flavours - which does make cold drip coffee healthier compared to other sugar laden coffees.

Cold drip coffee is also less acidic than a typical espresso.

While they both have the word ‘cold’ in their name, cold drip and cold brew are two totally different brewing processes (a little like how pour-over and French press are very different processes). Even if you used the same coffee beans each will deliver a very different end result.

With the cold drip process chilled filtered water is slowly added to freshly ground coffee over many hours. The water is absorbed by the grounds until they’re saturates and the extracted coffee begins to drip into a collection vessel. With the cold drip process the coffee grounds are never soaking in their own infusion (an important differentiation with cold brew coffee), instead fresh water flows slowly but continuously through.

Cold drip is a very technical process requiring precise control of water distribution, flow rates and temperature for the best results.

Cold brew coffee is made by immersing ground coffee in water for 12-24 hours. Where cold drip coffee continuously introduces fresh water, in the cold brew process the coffee is brewed in its own extract. The flavour profile will end up typically more fruity than cold drip and the colour will likely be lighter.

It’s delicious straight up black and cold, or you can add milk, or even heat it up and use it like you’d use a shot or two of espresso.

We have some great ideas on how to best use cold drip coffee on ourRecipes pageand you can also download a free eBook with lots of recipes here.

Absolutely! We offer a subscription service so you’ll never run out of cold drip coffee again.

When you sign up you get 10% off your subscription orders, and you can choose to have your coffee delivered every 2, 4 or 8 weeks. You can also pause your deliveries at any time, perfect if you’re going away on holiday.

To subscribe go to our online store and select Subscribe & save when you’re next ordering.

Shipping and Delivery

We ship anywhere in Australia. Shipping costs are $10 for orders under $50 and free for orders $50 and over.

Please note that we are unable to deliver to PO boxes.

We ship our product either by Australia Post Express or by local couriers only on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to ensure you get your order by the end of the week.

Our products are shipped with ice packs, but we recommend popping your drinks in the fridge to cool down before cracking open a bottle.

This depends on your location as we ship out of Melbourne. Usually it will take between 1 and 3 days, but sometimes it can be a little longer for regional deliveries. You will receive tracking details so you will be able to see where your delivery is at all times.

Whilst all care and responsibility is taken in the manufacturing of our product, we understand that there may be an occasion where through incorrect delivery protocols or a faulty valve mechanism your purchase may not meet your expectations. In this instance we ask you to contact us at hello@darkcityfoundry.com.au with the details of your issue and we can organise to have your purchase returned to be tested for any spoiling and sort a suitable refund or replacement for you.

Cascara Tea

Cascara is the Spanish word for “husk” or “skin.” Cascara tea gets its name because it’s brewed from the skin of the coffee cherry, the fruit that coffee bean grows in. However, it tastes almost nothing like coffee!

The coffee bean that we know and love grows on a small tree, and is actually the seed of that tree. When the coffee beans are harvested the fruit that the coffee bean grows in is typically discarded as a by-product of the coffee harvesting process.

However, the skin can be removed from the fruit and dried to produce a delicious drink. Not only do we get a wonderful product, we also get to use part of the coffee plant that would otherwise be wasted.

Surprisingly, no! Because the coffee cherry is a fruit the flavour is more closely related to herbal tea or a tisane.

We cold drip our Cascara over 14 hours, yielding a delicious drink that’s naturally sweet (we don’t add any sugar or other additives) and yet contains only 2.2% total sugar making it a great alternative to sugar and additive-laden iced teas. Perfect for that guilt free mid-afternoon break.

Additionally, it’s low in caffeine so you can drink it later in the day without the caffeine keeping you awake.

There are only two – the caracara (dried coffee cherry skins) and pure filtered water.

Our cascara comes from Panama.

For the best shelf life keep it refrigerated, this way it's also ready to drink whenever you want are. It will keep fine for a few days without refrigeration during transportation and we always ship with ice packs.

The shelf life is 2-3 weeks. All bottles have a best before date.

General

Please go to our online store to place an order.

We have a whole array of different payments available including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal and Afterpay.

Yes, we do! Please contact hello@darkcityfoundry.com.au and we’ll be able to help you out.

We would love to hear from you! The best contact is our email hello@darkcityfoundry.com.au or you could always slide into our DMs 😊.

We brew our cold drip coffee overnight while the city is dark and sleeping, which is where Dark City came from.
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A Foundry was historically a place where metal was forged to create metal products, but these days the word is applied to many places that create things. We thought that the word Foundry embodied the idea of the physical labour that's involved in all the steps from growing the coffee plant through to finally creating our finished product.
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So Dark City Foundry is about a place where our products are formed while it's dark outside and the city sleeps.

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