Harpoon is a dedicated cold brew coffee company based in South Dunedin and selling in grocery stores throughout the country.
When Arjun started the business in 2015 he put a message out to see if anyone wanted the coffee grounds, which are a useful by-product of coffee brewing. A stranger at the time, Tod Coxhead, jumped at the offer and started collecting them regularly for his garden. A couple of years later, Tod is a business partner of Harpoon Cold Brew Coffee and head of production. With the popularity of Cold Brew Coffee on the rise, Tod has been looking for ways to get rid of the ever-increasing amount of coffee grounds. As a result, there are help-yourself-bins outside the cold brewery on Glasgow Street and they've gone to community gardening groups like Youthgrow and the Polytech gardens. The most recent batch has been taken by trailer to a friends garden to nurture their fruit trees. So far not a single gram of grounds has gone to landfill.
"Cold brew coffee is easy to make but hard to perfect. You've got to consider the beans, roast, grind, brew time and temperature to name a few of the variables. Currently, we're using a Brazillian coffee which has notes of milk chocolate and a long clean finish. We don't use any sugar or indeed anything besides water and coffee to make our cold brew, so extracting just the right flavours from the coffee is imperative. It takes a lot of trialling and patience but we're damned proud of the end result. We're pretty excited to share our cold brew with cactus customers that appreciate quality." - David from Harpoon
Cold Brew coffee is a tasty refreshing drink all year round, but particularly in summer. It may not replace your morning (hot) brew but it's ideal and extremely convenient for a delicious smoko drink or an afternoon, chilling in the backyard, refreshing pick-me-up. It's a heck of a lot better for you than a sugary energy drink and it tastes better too.
For more info about Harpoon Cold Brew head along to their website here.
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