With the help of Ardagh Group’s sustainable beverage cans, Cafeahaus AG has launched Goldbrew, the ready-to-drink (RTD), cold-brewed coffee range in cans in the German market. Their flavoured carbonated versions ‘Goldbrew ginger & lemon’ and ‘Goldbrew grapefruit & lemon’ are filled in Ardagh’s 250ml slim cans and a first in the German market. Goldbrew cold brew coffee is made from 100% sustainable Arabica coffee beans to serve a naturally refreshing and energising drink. Next to its sparkling flavoured coffees, Cafeahaus complements its Goldbrew range with a nitro original cold brew coffee, which comes in Ardagh’s unique Nitro Can.
Nitro coffee, which now enjoys widespread popularity, is a cold-brewed beverage that's steeped for longer than its hot-water counterpart to give it a richer taste; the nitrogen, meanwhile – which is introduced to the coffee through a beer tap – creates tiny bubbles whose relative insolubility in water means that they persist from the first sip to the last, giving the drink its full-bodied texture and lasting head.
Now Ardagh, a world leader in innovative packaging products, has succeeded in recreating the chemistry and theatre of this barista-made beverage in its Nitro Can. Ardagh’s Nitro Can provides the perfect packaging solution for Cafeahaus’ original cold-brewed coffee: “The can’s nitrogen-charged widget brings the Goldbrew to life – first by carrying the coffee’s aroma, then by infusing its black body with that characteristic cascade of bubbles, and finally by topping it off with a tan-coloured head,” says Adriana Escobar, Product Manager at Ardagh Group’s European Metal Beverage division.
While the Nitro Can offers the consumer a sensational drinking experience, for Cafeahaus AG – a wholly owned subsidiary of DEK Berlin, and producer of liquid coffee extracts and cold brew coffee concentrate for industrial customers – it delivers packaging that’s both safe and responsible: “We’ve been very pleased to work with Ardagh in the introduction of RTD cold-brewed coffee in cans,” says Marco Beran, Sales Director at DEK Berlin. “In use, Ardagh’s aluminium beverage cans provide a shelf-stable environment for the coffee, even without refrigeration, while preserving the cold-brewed coffee's full-bodied taste. And the Nitro Can adds an exciting experience on top.”