The pour over method of brewing coffee is an intricate process that extracts a more vibrant flavor from the grounds. When that process is used with the Vietnamese coffee from Copper Cow Coffee, you have a hearty yet silky brew. The blend of 70% Robusta and 30% Arabica beans result in a dark roast like that first brought to Vietnam by the French in the 19th century.
Debbie Wei Mullin founded Copper Cow Coffee to create a product that combined the Vietnamese culture with an ethical supply chain to lend economic support to the still developing nation. Debbie is a Vietnamese-American born and raised in California, but with a great affinity for her Vietnamese roots. Her mother came to the US in the 1970s and always served her family Vietnamese food and coffee.
Debbie is accomplished in many fields. With her degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and master’s degree in city planning from MIT, she has worked in international development as a consultant in the US and India for the World Bank. She also gained entrepreneur experience as head of the Wei Pantry, a distributor of a Vietnamese heritage food line.
Debbie brings a background in sustainability work to Copper Cow Coffee. The beans are sourced from the temperate Central Highlands of Vietnam with its volcanic soil perfect for growing coffee. All the farms that Debbie works with employ sustainable picking and processing methods, using organic compost and polyculture and without using pesticides or chemicals.
Copper Cow All Natural Coffee and Tea Flavors
- Classic is a sweet introduction to Vietnamese coffee.
- Just Black is rich and complex, bold, blunt and amazingly smooth. It showcases all the flavors of the Vietnamese blend, from the nutty, mocha undertones to that special “bite.”
- Vanilla Latte has the sweet and floral zing of 100% real vanilla bean.
- Rose Latte with organic rose petal powder has a soothing floral aroma and slightly sweet finish.
- Churro Latte with its cinnamon taste is better than dessert.
- Ginger Latte contains freshly ground ginger for a slightly spicy, sweet, bold flavor. As a bonus, ginger has medicinal properties that can prevent and fight infections and soothe overall aches and pains.
- Coconut coffee with coconut creamer provides a lighter brew that is vegan, dairy-free and plant-based.
- Decaf Latte has the taste you love made with 100% Arabica beans. The Copper Cow’s special process removes 96% to 97% of the caffeine.
Brewing Copper Cow Coffee
- Open the bag by tearing along the perforation.
- Pull the hangers away from the filter and hang over each side of your cup.
- Use 1 ounce of hot water (195-205 degrees F) to saturate the grounds. Wait 30 seconds. The grounds will swell and expand (“bloom”), purging any carbon dioxide left over from the roasting process and releasing the flavor inside the grounds.
- Fill the filter to the top with hot water:
- Two or three more times for a small cup of strong coffee like you would find on the streets of Vietnam.
- Four to six times for a larger, more American-style coffee.
- Remove filter, add creamer to taste.
Note: The creamer is silkier than most. It is sourced from wholesome fresh milk from California cows. The coconut creamer is dairy free.
Tea Drops are genuine fine tea leaves that are ground, pressed, and preserved into dense forms. There is no chemical alteration in the process. The tea leaves left in the bottom of your cup are meant to be consumed; they are rich in nutrients. Also, you could have fun learning how to read tea leaves.
- Iced Macha Tea Lattes are made with green tea for a healthy caffeine boost with a little less buzz.
- Thai Iced Tea is a full-bodied caffeinated green tea with a big personality. Brew it, drizzle in creamer, and you have a refreshing creamy drink.
- Chai Tea is made from 100% organic Black Assam tea with cardamom and cinnamon. Use with creamer, hot or served over ice.
- Golden Latte, made with turmeric, is earthy and warm. Use with plant-based vegan coconut creamer to bring out the fullness of the spice. Indulge in the sensuous drink that can clear up your skin, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation.
Brewing Copper Cow Hot and Iced Tea
- Hot: Place 1 tea drop in your mug. Pour in 8 ounces of hot water. Stir with a spoon for 5-10 seconds. Let the tea drop dissolve for 30 seconds. Add creamer.
- Iced: Place 1 tea drop in your mug. Pour in 4 ounces of hot water. Stir for 5-10 seconds. Let the tea drop dissolve for 30 seconds. Pour into a glass filled with ice and add creamer.
The new generation of coffee drinkers want an innovative and flavorful experience with all-natural ingredients and a commitment to sustainability. Better yet when you can have it at home or on the go without cumbersome contraptions. You need only a mug or coffee flask and hot water to brew Copper Cow Coffee.
Copper Cow Coffee is sold in Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdale’s, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Sprouts Farmers Market.