California-based cold coffee brewing- and kegging-equipment company Cold Brew Avenue has launched a new line of stainless steel brewing gear that includes a patent-pending steel filter. Among other features, the reusable steel filter not only offers differences in the cup, but is designed as an eco-minded money-saver as opposed to other brewing solutions that depend on paper filters, according to the company.
Founded in 2015 as a subsidiary of Brewhouse Brands, Inc., which is owned and operated by brothers Brendan and Cary Hanson, Cold Brew Avenue’s cold coffee systems range from 5- to 50-gallon capacity, are hot bloom compatible, and feature ball valve draining outlets for expedient transfer into vessels or a kegging system.
The reusable steel filter, which according to the company is cleanable with a quick rinse and scrub with a soft bristle brush using warm soapy water, has a fineness of 35-50 microns, depending on the system size. “The steel filter will allow some micro fines through, whereas paper filters will not,” Brendan Hanson told Daily Coffee News, adding that the steel filter yields a full-bodied brew on its own, while also leaving open the option for users to go through secondary filtration if they choose, whether that be paper or other media.
The Cold Brew Ave Stainless Steel Cold Brew System is the result of roughly two years of testing and revisions, and first came available to the public last summer. Currently, Hanson reported that the company is also at work on additional versions of their batch brew system with other filtration options, though there is no projection available at this time as far as when the next finished system will reach the public.
“We’ve been cold brewing coffee for over 15 years,” said Hanson, who came to coffee from the beer brewing world and started putting coffee on tap five or six years ago. “We saw a need for better, larger equipment in the cold brew coffee world.”