I am a big coffee drinker, I don’t know about you? So I have to confess that I did a little happy dance when I was sent these new Minor Figures cold brew coffees to review here on my blog.
Now available in Sainsbury’s, Minor Figures sources the finest in-season single origin beans, cold brews them in filtered water for 18 hours and then triple filters the coffee – resulting in an all-natural, super-refreshing and quality drink. This small British company is updating the iced coffee market from sugary flavoured milkshakes to café-quality, natural and healthier drinks. Honesty? They are a m a z i n g.
I was sent four flavours to try and I have to say that I couldn’t pick a favourite, they were all delicious. Being free from anything artificial or the preservatives and thickening agents that are found in many cold brew coffees on the market, I found them really smooth and light to drink – even the flavoured varieties. In comparison to the majority of other such drinks, Minor Figures contains up to three times less sugar. Black is completely unsweetened, Milk and Chocolate have only 2% unrefined natural cane sugar, while Coconut is sweetened with 2% coconut sugar. Forget those sickly sweet iced coffees you might have tried before, these really are something else.
Minor Figures: Cold Brew Coffee with Milk (Organic)
This 18-hour cold brew is blended with the finest organic whole milk and just a pinch of unrefined sugar. Very clean and simple. For this current batch, a rich and round Guatemalan coffee from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions is used. Has a rich, bright and ultra smooth flavour. (Coffee, water, milk and a pinch of sugar). Organic/vegetarian/gluten-free.
Minor Figures: Cold Brew Coffee with Coconut Milk (Organic and non-dairy)
This non-dairy cold brew is blended with top notch creamy organic coconut milk and coconut sugar from Sri Lanka. For this current batch, a rich and round Guatemalan coffee from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions is used. Bright, aromatic and refreshing in flavour – a hint of toasted nuts and fresh coconut! (Coffee, water, coconut milk and coconut sugar). Organic/Non-dairy/vegan/gluten-free.
Minor Figures: Cold Brew Coffee with Chocolate (Organic)
Coffee combined with cacao nibs – both brewed over-night in cold water. A cheeky pinch of Scottish sea salt adds a subtle, complementary, final touch. The result: a super deep and flavourful chocolate iced coffee. For the current batch, Minor Figures uses a rich and round Guatemalan coffee from the Huehuetenango and El Quiche regions. A rich, complex and indulgent flavour. (Coffee, water, milk, sugar, cacao nibs, malt and sea salt). Organic/vegetarian.
Minor Figures: Cold Brew Coffee Black
The original Minor Figures ‘straight black’ cold brew coffee. Always single origin. For the current batch, a super crisp and clean coffee from the Karatu District of north eastern Tanzania is used. Full of freshness and citrus – a really vibrant cold brew! (Contains just coffee and water). Vegan/gluten-free.
The handy 250ml cartons are great for drinking on the go and are best served chilled (of course!) I was also particularly pleased to find that they fit perfectly in my new glass coffee cups. It’s the little things, right?
*I was very kindly provided with free samples of these Minor Figures cold brew coffees for the purpose of this review