Cold brew is hot

Cold brew coffee has been gaining steam in cafes over the past year, and a number of exhibitors at the NACS Show displayed ready-to-drink and dispensed options to push the trend further into convenience stores.

New bottled and canned cold brew offerings were highlighted from such companies as High Brew Coffee, Califia Farms, Shamrock Farms and WhiteWave Foods. Another featured brand, Bowery Coffee Co., offers the beverage in such flavors as Tahitian vanilla, dirty chai and toasted caramel.

On the food service side, dispensed cold brew options were presented by several suppliers, including S&D Coffee & Tea, Javo Beverage Co. and Kerry Ingredients.