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Sandows Cold Brew Coffee Soda

Cold Brew coffee is having a bit of a moment. Its makers are keen to stress that it isn’t simply hot coffee that has been left to go cold. Rather, it’s fresh coffee that has been brewed slowly with filtered water without heat to extract minimal acidity, leading to a smoother brew without the bitterness associated with black coffee.

All good cold brews have to start with a brilliant base. Brand leader Sandows sources its coffee from Origin Coffee Roasters, paying at least 50% more than Fairtrade prices to ensure optimum quality. The achingly hip drink comes in cool rectangular glass bottles and adorable stubby cans, and can be enjoyed straight up, over ice and even with a dash of milk.

Sandows has also branched out into soda and sells a kooky pair in stubby cans: citrus cold brew soda and spice cold brew. The former offers a “zesty” mix of cold brew coffee blended with lemon, lime and grapefruit for a totally tropical taste, which we imagine is like Lilt with a caffeine kick.

Sandows’ spicy little number, which boasts a burnt orange label, is a “punchy” concoction that blends cold brew coffee with ginger, orange blossom and black space, and tastes like gingerbread. Both sodas are low in sugar and dairy free. RRP: £1.50 / 25cl at Sainsburys’.

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