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Chameleon coffee Organic and Specialty grade Cold-Brew | How to Make Cold Brew at Home

Chameleon coffee concentrate. Whole bean and ground organic coffee. Cold-brew on-the-go coffee. 3 Ways to Make Cold Brew from organic Chameleon concentrate at home.
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Chameleon coffee Organic and Specialty grade Cold-Brew | How to Make Cold Brew at Home

Chameleon coffee concentrate. Whole bean and ground organic coffee. Cold-brew on-the-go coffee. 3 Ways to Make Cold Brew from organic Chameleon concentrate at home.

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Say hello to the nation's original cold brew.
It didn't happen overnight. But these two coffee geeks from Austin, Texas cracked the recipe for a perfect buzz.

The Founders Chris Campbell & Steve Williams

After months of experimenting with different formulas and brewing methods, the pair finally found the perfect combination of brewing time and temperature, using a blend of highly select, meticulously air roasted, certified organic Arabica beans.

What they ended up producing was the best coffee they had ever tasted— an intensely bold, super smooth cold-brew with a buzz as big as Texas. It was too good to keep to themselves. Something this delicious had to be shared with the world, and so…
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Chameleon is one of the most well-known and well-known brands of cold brew concentrate coffee, available in almost all grocery stores and big box retailers. It's also a fantastic coffee blend for on-the-go!

Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

Pour your Chameleon cold brew concentrate to perfection with a splash of water or your favorite creamer.
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How to Make Cold Brew at Home with Chameleon concentrate

Pour your Chameleon cold brew concentrate to perfection with a splash of water or your favorite creamer.
Classic
Ingredients

  • 4 fl oz Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • 4 fl oz water
  • Ice (optional)
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)
Preparation

  1. Measure out Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate into your favorite glass.
  2. Stir in water.
  3. Add ice or a sweetener if that's your jam.
  4. Serve!
Makes one 8 fl oz cup

Make It Bold
Ingredients

  • 6 fl oz Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • 3 fl oz water
Preparation

  1. Measure out Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate into your favorite glass.
  2. Stir in water.
  3. Serve!
Makes one 9 fl oz cup

Creamy
Ingredients

  • 4 fl oz Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • 4 fl oz dairy or dairy alternative
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)
Preparation

  1. Measure out Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate into your favorite glass.
  2. Stir in dairy or dairy alternative.
  3. Add sweetener if you'd like.
  4. Serve!
Makes one 8 fl oz cup

On-The-Go Cold Brew Coffee and Lattes

Enjoy our cold brew coffees and lattes on-the-go for a kick when you're taking on the day.

On-The-Go Cold Brew Coffee and Lattes 12 pack cans

Chameleon Organic Whole Bean & Ground Coffee

Finally! Brew your favorite coffee fresh any time you like with our whole beans & ground items.

How to brew Pour Over coffee

Learn how to make a simple brew with these instructions.
Pour-Over
Want more or less coffee? Adjust water and coffee using this no-fail ratio: For every 6 fl oz of filtered water, add 2 tbsp of coffee.

Ingredients

2tbsp (16g) medium ground Chameleon Whole Bean Coffee
12 fl oz boiling filtered water

Preparation
Choose the right grind. For Pour-Overs use medium-coarse grind, roughly the size of dark brown sugar. Learn more about ideal grind sizes for brewing here.
Next, place the filter in the brewer then add coffee grounds.
Pour 3 fl oz water evenly over grounds then stir quickly for 10 seconds to agitate.
Slowly pour remaining 9 fl oz water over grounds. It should take about 3 minutes.
Remove brewer and serve!

Makes one 10 fl oz cup
Note: To get 4 tbsp medium ground coffee, you will need to grind a generous 1/4 cup of whole beans

How to brew coffee in a Drip Coffee maker

Learn how to make a simple brew with these instructions.
Automatic Drip Machine

Since you may want to brew more or less than this recipe yields here's a no-fail ratio for you to follow. For every 6 fl oz of filtered water you use, add 2 tbsp ground coffee to your brewer.

Ingredients

  • 16 tbsp (64g) medium or medium-fine ground Chameleon Whole Bean Coffee*
  • 48 fl oz filtered water
Preparation

  1. Choose the right grind. For a flat-bottom filter, grind your beans to a medium coarseness. For a cone-bottom filter, grind them a little finer. Learn more about appropriate grind size here.
  2. Next, place the filter in the brewer and add the coffee grounds.
  3. Fill the brewer tank with cold water.
  4. Hit the brew button.
  5. Serve!
Makes about six 8 fl oz cups

*Hot Tip: For added convenience, try using our Ground Beans instead.

Note: For 16 tbsp of coarsely ground coffee, you will need 2/3 cup of whole beans.

How to brew coffee with a French Press

Learn how to make a simple brew with these instructions.
French Press
Want more (or less) coffee? Adjust water and coffee using this no-fail ratio: For every 6 fl oz of filtered water, add 2 tbsp of coffee.

Ingredients
10 tbsp (40g) coarsely ground Chameleon "Guatemala" Single Origin, Medium Roast Coffee
30 fl oz boiling filtered water

Preparation
Choose the right grind. For French Press, use a coarse grind, about the size of rock salt or sanding sugar. Learn more about ideal grind sizes for brewing here.
Next place coffee grounds in the base of a French Press.
Moisten grounds with 5 fl oz water and set aside to bloom about 30 seconds.
Pour remaining 25 fl oz water over grounds. Let steep, with plunger in the raised position, for 4 minutes.
Press plunger down and serve!

Makes three 8 fl oz cups

Note: To get 10 tbsp coarsely ground coffee, you will need to grind 1/2 cup of whole beans.

What is Speciality Grade Organic Coffee?

For our Whole Bean and Cold-Brew Coffees, Chameleon takes pride in sourcing organic and specialty quality coffee. The USDA Organic logo appears on our bottles and bags, so what does it mean to have organic coffee that is also specialty grade?
Chameleon Cold-Brew: From Bean to Cup
Chameleon Cold-Brew is committed to brewing organic, premium and sustainably sourced coffee. Our mission is to develop long-term economic, environmental, and social sustainability through compassionate leadership throughout the coffee supply chain
Coffee is graded on a 100-point SCA Coffee Scale, similar to wine, that analyzes primary and secondary defects found while testing green coffee and considers the relationship between the number of defective coffee beans found in a harvest and the quality of the coffee.
Commercially, coffee with a score of less than 79 points, which does not qualify as specialty grade, is usually used. Coffee beans with a score of 80 or higher are graded as "specialty grade" and account for just 10 to 15% of the global supply. To meet our brand expectations for taste and quality, we usually source coffee that is scored at 82 points or higher.

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Is All Specialty Grade Coffee Organic?

In a nutshell, no, since the specialty grade mark does not comment on particular farming methods used to grow the coffee, while organic certification does. Organic certification verifies that the coffee tree is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or genetic engineering. Organic coffee is significant because it encourages a holistic farming approach that incorporates cultural and natural practices. It's these small, daily actions that have a big effect by conserving resources and celebrating a better ecological balance.
While there can be specialty grade coffee that is not certified organic, there can also be certified organic coffee that is not specialty grade. Coffee we source at Chameleon is classified as "Organic Specialty," as it is both organic and specialty quality.

Why "Organic Specialty"?

We understand that sourcing only organic specialty coffee takes a lot of time and effort, particularly since it accounts for such a small percentage of global coffee production. We assume, however, that the best coffee not only tastes great, but it also does not add to the environmental harm caused by non-organic farming practices.

To address these issues, Chameleon Cold-Brew invests in their partners and supply chain to ensure that the farmers are well-treated and that there is a consistent supply of some of the world's best organic coffees. Chameleon is also supporting women-led cooperatives in Myanmar, as well as Indonesia and Peru in the near future, by co-funding organic certification for their coffee and ensuring that their communities benefit from higher-quality, organic coffee production.
Chameleon Cold-Brew: Behind the Scenes
Check out this behind the scenes interview with Chameleon Cold-Brew's co-founder and CEO, Chris Campbell
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