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Cold Brew, Flat White or Chocolate Milk?

Cold Drinks MultiaIn recent months, two boutique Hawke’s Bay companies have added their ready-to-drink beverages to chillers around the Bay.

Coffee lovers are probably aware of cold brew coffee – this is where coffee is steeped in cold water for at least 12 hours. As the coffee is steeped in cold water it does not have the bitterness of hot coffee which has either been poured over ice or chilled after making and as such is a delicious summer drink either chilled and drunk as is, with milk added and other iced coffee ingredients that take your fancy.

If is easy enough to make your own cold brew coffee, but it does take at least 12 hours so when I saw that Al Borrie of Fristhand
Coffee had done all the work for me I was thrilled.

The Firsthand Coffee Cold Brew is a blend of coffee from Brazil and Guatemala which is batch brewed for 12 hours to make a refreshing delicate drink, low in acidity with crisp clean flavours. Another way to enjoy Cold Brew is to mix it with mineral or soda water, I find about a fifty/fifty mixture makes a very refreshing drink. Cold Brew is certainly my choice for a cooling drink on a hot, summer’s day.

Sitting alongside Cold Brew is Flat White and as the name implies this is a milky coffee which combines Firsthand Coffee with Origin Earth Milk and a touch of Hawke’s Bay honey to make a refreshing iced coffee which is ready drink.

Cold Brew and Flat White are available in 300mL bottles in fridges at selected outlets including The Box in Clive and Crazy Good in Ahuriri.

Third on the list is Origin Earth’s Chocolate Milk which combines their Hawke’s Bay cows’ milk with organic and fair trade chocolate and cocoa powder from Hawke’s Bay chocolatier La Petite Chocolat, then adds a dash of Hawke’s Bay honey and a drop of Heilala vanilla extract and like their milk it is not homogenised, just pasteurised, and there are no thickeners, emulsifiers, milk powders, additives or stabilisers.

With just 5.24g fat and 5.74g sugar per 100mL it is also considerably lower in these two components than other similar products on the market.

Look for Origin Earth Chocolate Milk everywhere you would
normally buy their whole cows’ milk or at coffee shops that use their milk.

So here in Hawke’s Bay we have an interesting range of cold
beverages to quench our summer thirst.

Happy cooking and eating.

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$10 Deals to Celebrate 10 Years of Coffee

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BE Karamu RdThis month marks 10 years since Chris and Jonelle Jarvis purchased Bay Espresso, Karamu Rd and moved from Wellington to Hawke’s Bay, as the story goes all due to an ad in the Dominion and in search of better weather. Quickly their hobby of drinking coffee in other people’s cafés became their way of life.

Bay Espresso 002 - CounterIn the 10 years their one café has grown to nine scatter across the bay.

Bay Espresso cafés can be found at the original spot in Karamu Rd as well as in: Market Street, Hastings; Omahu Road, Hastings; Glouscester St, Taradale; Middle Road, Havelock North; and Austin Street, Onekawa. In addition there is Adam & Eva’s in Donnelly St, Havelock – which is also a food store; Six Sisters on the Marine
Parade, Napier; and Tandem at 393 Te Mata Rd (the old Te Mata Cheese Factory) – located at a convenient mid-ride spot on the cycle trail, this is great place for a mid-ride recovery session.

For contact details and more information about individual cafés see end of post.

Bay Espresso 001 - Coffee MenuEach café fits it space in its own way and while they all, of course, serve Bay Espresso coffee, several of the cafés have their own blends with food to match the needs of its customers.

Cabinet Food at Bay Espresso, Karamu Rd

Cabinet Food at Bay Espresso, Karamu Rd

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Our breakfasts on our second visit.

To celebrate this milestone there are a range of $10 deals, during the month of July, including $10 breakfast which consists of eggs
anyway you like with bacon and toast and your favourite Bay
Espresso coffee. These breakfasts are great value and will set you up for the whole day.

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Our coffees on our second visit

JR spotted this deal in the paper a week ago, so we tried it out and enjoyed it so much that we went back again last Sunday. On both
occasions, we sampled the breakfasts at Bay Espresso, Karamu Road on Sunday morning on the way to the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market and on both occasions the service was friendly and prompt and food more than lived up to expectations, with the poached eggs being perfectly cooked and the bacon crispy.

Bay Espresso 008 - TaBay Espresso also has quirky t-shirts and these are available at some locations for just $10 and finally at six locations coffee cards
purchased through the month of July get $10 off the full price.

Congratulations Chris and Jonelle and we look forward to the
celebrations in 10 years time!

Happy cooking and eating.

All food and coffee in this post was independently paid for.

Bay Espresso, Karamu Rd, Hastings
Ph. 06 876 5682
Open: Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm.

Tandem, 393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North
Ph. 06 877 9540
Open: 7 days, 8am to 4pm, including public holidays.

Bay Espresso, Havelock North – 19 Middle Rd, Havelock North
Ph. 877 9230
Open: Monday to Saturday, 7.30a to-4pm; Sunday 8am to 4pm.

Bay Espresso, Omahau Rd – Unit 2, Furnware Park, 1128 Omahu Rd, Hastings (opposite CJ Pask cellar door)
Ph. 06 879 4440
Open: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3.30pm, closed public holidays.

Six Sisters – 201 Marine Parade, Napier
Ph. 06 835 8364
Open: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3pm; weekends, 9am to 4pm; open public holidays

Bay Espresso, Market St – 108 Market St South, Hastings –
Ph. 06 870 7462
Open: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4pm; Saturday, 8am to 3pm.

Adam & Eva’s Cafe & Food Store – 4 Donnelly St, Havelock North
Ph. 06 8777 198
Open: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm; Saturday, 8.30am to 4pm; Sunday, 9am to 3pm.

Bay Espresso, Taradale – 280 Glouscester St, Taradale
Ph. 06 845 1774
Open: Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4pm; Saturday, 7.45am to 4pm; Sunday, 9am to 4pm.

Bay Espresso, Onekawa – Cnr Dunlop Rd & Austin St. Onekawa
Ph. 06 843 1582
Open: Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm, closed public holidays.

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