Last updated on August 22nd, 2021 at 04:13 PM
SOLO Coffee has today launched the UK’s first “coffee cordial”, offering instant, barista grade coffee in the comfort of your own home – just add water or milk.
‘SOLO Coffee Concentrate’, dubbed “squash for adults”, is a new espresso-strength cold brew coffee using a Brazilian and Columbian blend with a medium roast profile and is the brainchild of award-winning barista’s, Alex Foss Sims and Theo Garcia.
Alex and Theo spent years working as baristas in some of the UK’s finest coffee shops winning multiple industry-respected awards. The pair launched SOLO in 2018 after seeing a gap in the market to create a perfectly brewed, speciality grade coffee that was convenient, accessible to all and versatile.
The versatile and cost-effective cold brew coffee can be used to make several drinks and even desserts. Just add water to the bold, rich & sweet concentrate and you have a café quality ‘Americano’, or just add milk to create an ‘Iced Latte’. Pour over ice for a ‘Cold Brew on The Rocks’ or drizzle over a scoop of vanilla ice cream to effortlessly create your very own ‘Affogato’.
SOLO Coffee Concentrate comes in a 1L Tetra Pak containing 40 shots of cold brew espresso and unlike a lot of coffee products, it contains no sugars, is vegan friendly, 100% arabica and importantly for all Espresso Martini fans, creates the perfect foam with no foaming agents.
Some of award-winning barista and Co-Founder, Theo Garcia’s easy, homemade recipes include:
60ml/2 parts Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
30ml/1 part SOLO Coffee Concentrate
Pour both ingredients into a shaker full of ice
Shake hard for 30 seconds with ice
Pour 150ml of hot or cold water
Then pour 50ml of concentrate
(Add ice for iced americanos)
Fill glass with ice
Pour 150ml of milk (we prefer using oat milk)
Then pour 50ml of concentrate and stir
Theo Garcia, Co-Founder at SOLO said: “Our new coffee concentrate is the first of its kind and tastes better than any instant coffee available on the market. We’ve made sure to use only the best blend of beans to ensure it has the best flavour profile possible.
“For us, it felt that an outstanding cup of coffee is hard to come by. It’s easy enough to find a promising bag of coffee beans, but it then takes lots of skill to brew it to perfection, even at a good café the quality seems to be hit and miss. That’s when we decided to make it our mission to make great coffee more accessible.
“Whilst we are hugely passionate about coffee itself, we feel our true love for coffee is found in its use and its effect. Coffee makes us focussed, dynamic and energetic. Characteristics that enable productivity and creativity. Modern coffee companies are notoriously non-inclusive. Lots of jargon. Lots of snobbery. Lots of facial hair. As a modern coffee company ourselves, we feel that it is our right to avoid talking varietals, altitudes and terroir. We don’t feel the need to celebrate just the coffee, we want to also celebrate what it allows us to do.”
SOLO Coffee Concentrate is available to buy now for £9.95 per 1L Tetra Pak (equivalent to 25p per shot serving). SOLO will be donating 12.5% of profits of the new concentrate to The Drinks Trust until the end of the year.
To order, learn more about the product range or for more information, please visit: www.solocoffee.co.uk