Trendspotting: Flash Brew Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and the second-most traded commodity globally, with more than 2.25 billion cups consumed daily. In the United States, more than 400 million cups are consumed every day.

Cold brew and iced coffee are the most popular ways of consuming the beverage in the summer, but have you heard of flash brew? While a relatively new iced coffee preparation method in the U.S., people have been enjoying flash brew coffee in Japan since the 1960s, according to reports.

What is Flash Brew Coffee?

Flash brew is a method of brewing iced coffee that preserves the bright, nuanced aroma of a traditional cup of coffee, which is sometimes lost during the cold brew process. More simply, coffee is brewed directly onto ice, which both cools and dilutes it, allowing the coffee to retain its flavor and strength.

Because the coffee is immediately cooled, it doesn’t get stale or develop a chalkiness that traditional iced coffee is known for, according to Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters. Flash brewed coffee is described by the roasters as delivering a crisp, clean and fresh cup of iced coffee that is bursting with flavor.

Synergy Pure Process

Synergy Flavors’ Pure process can be likened to flash brew coffee as it involves quickly and gently brewing coffee at a high temperature and concentration, followed by rapid cooling. The resulting brew retains all the key aromatic compounds, complexities and acidities of a hot cup of coffee while maintaining the refreshing nature of cold brew.

Our extraction temperature is approximately 100 C, depending on requirements, and has a brew time of about five minutes. Cooling time and temperature vary, and a refrigerated supply chain is required post extraction.

Through our state-of-the-art Synergy Pure® extraction process, we produce industry-leading coffee flavor ingredients captured at the very peak of their quality. Available as essences, extracts and concentrates, our coffee products are sourced from around the world and deliver a delicious, freshly brewed profile.

Suitable for a diverse array of food and beverage applications, each of our Synergy Pure essences and extracts are produced using strict quality control and state-of-the-art, proprietary technologies that maintain aromatic, color, clarity and bioactive properties. To request a sample or for more information on how Synergy Flavors can help, contact us today.