Dark City Foundry

Frequently Asked Questions

What is cold drip coffee?

Pure filtered water kept chilled, is very slowly added to freshly ground coffee over 10 hours. The water is absorbed by the grounds until they can’t take any more, 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, instead fresh cold water flows slowly but continuously through.

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 hope you love it too.

Where do you ship to?

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.

What are the ingredients?

Just pure filtered water and ground coffee, it’s that simple. 

How do I store it?

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

What is the shelf life?

The shelf life will be 6-8 weeks. However, once you open the bottle, we suggest that it's best to consume within 2 weeks. 

Where do you source your coffee from?

Our coffee comes from a roaster located in Mulgrave, Melbourne and is a South American blend with its origins in Brazil, Nicaragua and Columbia.

Before we launched Dark City Foundry we tried so many different coffees from so many countries. We found this blend worked best with our hand built cold drip coffee system.

How can I purchase?

On this website! Currently we're only selling online and at some Melbourne farmers markets during the warmer months, but please email us at hello@darkcityfoundry.com.au if you have any enquiries.

Do you supply wholesale or commercial quantities?

Yes, please contact us and we'd be happy to help out!

 Do I need to keep my cold drip coffee refrigerated?

While the coffee is fine out of the fridge for a few days, best to keep it refrigerated once you receive it. 

Why did you pick the name Dark City Foundry?

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.

When will my order arrive?

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Can I return an item if I'm dissatisfied?

Can I change or cancel my order?