Now that the warmer months are here, how about you swap your morning latte or flat white with a cold brew coffee? You won’t be disappointed.
Is Cold Brew for you?
Cold brew coffee served at the Acai Bliss Bar is from Cubbyhouse Coffee in Brisbane. Not only do we love partnering with another local, but we also love the fact that it’s carefully extracted using a unique cold drip brewing technique to make the perfect concentrate. It contains no additives or preservatives and is made from Arabica coffee (which contains caffeine) and triple-filtered water.
So what’s all the fuss about cold brew?
As it has gained popularity recently, nutritionists and scientists have been looking at just what’s in it. And the news is pretty good. Here’s why.
Instead of drawing the flavour out of coffee grounds using boiling water (typically how we’ve always made coffee), cold brew is made with cold water, or at least room temperature water. The process takes much longer – usually about 12-14 hours – but the result is coffee that tastes smoother and less bitter because it is much less acidic.
This means fewer digestive issues … and most people say because the coffee tastes milder, they have less desire to use sugars and creams to sweeten the drink!
You can add whatever you like when you have the cold brew syrup in your cup. We have dairy and non-dairy options and customers who like it with a little extra water and ice. It’s a cool coffee alternative on a hot summer’s day, and we invite you to try it next time you stop by.
If coffee is not your thing, we cater to tea lovers too!
Time for tea?
Our iced teas are supplied by another Queensland-based company called ‘Alchemy.’ True to the name, the team at Alchemy is ‘transforming refreshment’ with a great range of iced teas, which include: Cucumber & Mint, Lemon Iced Tea, and Peach Iced Tea. Made with plain cold or sparkling water, these are the perfect thirst-quenchers after a day in the sun!
Smoothies and more
And, of course, we have a range of smoothies for the health-conscious who want a cold refreshing drink full of nutrients. The menu includes our popular (dare we say, famous?) Acai smoothie, Banana, Blueberry and Cinnamon, Mango, Mango and Banana, Mixed Berry or Superfood.
Our Superfood smoothie is a meal in itself! It contains Linseed, sunflower, almond, banana, yoghurt, honey, and milk.
All smoothies are made with yoghurt and milk, but if you’re dairy intolerant, we can cater to your needs.
We have a fantastic range of Frappes, made with locally sourced and in-season (when possible!) fruits. As well as a terrific menu of delicious meals and snacks, including Acai cups, bagels, and sweet treats.
Options for the kids
And for the small people, we have a special menu featuring all their favourites – Nutella, peanut butter, vegemite, jam, chocolate, and strawberry milk. So come on in, take some respite from the sun, and sit down and enjoy a cuppa or a cold drink with us. And if you don’t have the time to stop, that’s no problem; we’ll whip you up a takeaway in no time!