Calling all coffee lovers – do you actually know the difference between cold brew coffee and regular hot coffee? And do you know which is healthier for you? Well, cold brew coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds for at least 12 hours. On the other hand, your regular coffee can be made instantly. As for which is healthier, it depends on individuals. If you have a sensitive stomach then cold brew coffee might just be your saviour. This is because it contains less acidity than regular coffee. With that said, Glitz tried the new Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee and here’s what we have to say.
What Is Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee?
Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee is a fairly new brewer in town. Having only been established in October, they have already obtained a great following and many raved reviews. Jahhat comprises of former baristas who aim to share their love of cold brew coffee. Kevin, Ganendran, Loretta, and Mohendra are the drive behind Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee.
Tasting Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee
1. Bold Black (RM10 for 500ml)
We started out our taste test with the classic bold black cold brew coffee. For 500ml, the price is truly on the affordable side. This is because you can have two to three full cups of coffee. Which basically means your coffee intake for the next two to three days are sort out.
In terms of flavour, as soon as the coffee hit our taste buds, it gave out a nice coffee aroma. On the other hand, the acidity really was on the lower side. We were expecting a strong hit of acidity towards the end but was met with a very slight hint of sweetness instead. The coffee is actually brewed with no sugar, meaning the delicate sweetness most likely came from the coffee grounds itself. We recommend having the bold black with your favourite pastry in the morning for the ultimate breakfast.
When asked on how long the bold black is brewed for, founder Kevin mentions: “The black is usually steeped for 12 to 15 hours. After steeping for it’s respective hours, the concentrate goes through a 5-step filtering process. It is then transferred into jars which we keep in the refrigerator. The coffee are then bottled based on orders. Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee can last 1 week chilled but max 3 days after open.”
2. Classic Latte (RM12 for 500ml)
If you’re a fan of no sugar coffee but want more options aside from black coffee then this classic latte will suit you. The acidity is almost zero to none in this drink. But the coffee flavour remains evident. The creamy concoction features a balance between coffee and milk, making it the perfect option for light coffee drinkers. You can pair this drink with almost any cuisine – Arabic, Thai, and even dim sum. Drink it with whatever your heart desires.
“The coffee beans Jahhat uses are Indonesian Java Beans that are roasted locally. These Java beans have a pleasant aroma that consists of rich and earthy flavours of caramel. It also has a flavour profile that consists of fruity, vanilla, chocolate, spices, and even a hint of lemon. The beans are roasted at high levels to enhance and achieve a deep combination of these flavours,” says Kevin.
3. Toffee Nut Latte (RM14 for 500ml)
Does your coffee order typically consist of Caramel Lattes? If your answer is yes, then we recommend ordering the Toffee Nut Latte from Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee. Out of the four unique flavours we tried, this would have to be our favourite. The thick and creamy coffee features the most unique buttery flavour that keeps us coming back for more. Within a day, we finished the entire bottle while the satisfying notes lingered in our minds. It’s no surprise that the Toffee Nut Latte is also Kevin’s favourite brew.
He says “Because we are fairly new, we only have 6 flavours so far – Bold Black, Classic Latte, Toffee Nut Latte, Toasted Coconut Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Orange Cardamom Bold Black.
“I honestly like them all as they are intense flavours. The flavors are easily recognised with every sip. But if I had to choose one out of the 6, I would definitely say the Toffee Nut Latte. This is because it features an aromatic, rich, and buttery flavour of sweet toffee nut. It is combined with coffee that’s smooth, sweet, full-bodied, and delicious. It has a robust flavour and reminds me of Christmas mornings. Which to me is about the holidays, celebration, home, and most importantly family,”.
And it’s true, the Toffee Nut Latte is one to have, especially during this festive season.
4. Pumpkin Spice Latte (RM14 for 500ml)
Another great seasonal concoction by Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Now, if you’re thinking this would be as spicy as a Bloody Mary then think again. The Pumpkin Spice Latte features a subtle spice alongside a prominent coffee taste. In terms of the pumpkin flavour, we couldn’t really find a strong presence of it in the drink. However, we still think it’s a great festive drink to try.
Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee actually rotates different flavours every month. This is done to keep things interesting for customers and to cater to a wider audience. “This is also to see what works and what does not, what I like might not be what you like so by rotating the flavours we can Identify what works with a larger group. We are open to always bringing back a certain flavour if the demand is there,” says Kevin.
“The inspiration for the new flavours is really from our personal likings. We try to keep up with trends and we enjoy creating seasonal ones. We are always open to exploring new flavors and experimenting with local bold ingredients. This is so we can come up with a better range of localised flavours,”.
The Verdict On Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee:
All in all, we enjoyed the flavours that we got and can definitely see ourselves purchasing them again. What we love most about Jahhat’s cold brews is the amount of coffee you get for the price you pay. We also love the flavour profiles of the bold black and toffee nut latte. Whether you’re purchasing Jahhat Cold Brew Coffee for yourself or as gifts for friends, it’s definitely worth a try.