Here come the girls – the all-female cold brew brand turning down the head in the UK coffee market
‘Bottleshot’ brings famous New Orleans coffee to the UK for a certain summery caffeine kick
Female-run, Bottleshot Cold Brew Coffee has landed in the UK and is on a mission to bring cold brew coffee to the nation the way it should be; full of flavour, full bodied, ethical, with no nasty additives and with a clean caffeine kick. Cold brew coffee the New Orleans way.
New Orleans, or the “Big Easy”, is famous for its great tasting cold brew coffee – not to be confused with iced coffee which is purely a hot coffee poured over ice. Bottleshot steeps its ethically sourced Arabica beans in cold water overnight. This process not only creates a smoother, stronger energy kick – one can is as strong as two espresso shots – but also means it has 60% less acidity than regular coffee, meaning a much cleaner flavour profile that’s kinder to your gut.
Thanks to the higher quality result of a long 18-hour brew, Bottleshot’s recipes can remain simple. There’s no added sugars, flavourings or crazy chemicals. It’s simply combining coffee and chicory for a smooth kick and naturally sweeter flavour.
The Big Easy
So, when Louisiana ex-pats Charlotte Dales & Annie Mitchell couldn’t get their cold brew fix after relocating to the UK, they decided to make their own and start Bottleshot Cold Brew Coffee and if you’re a caffeine lover, it’s this summer’s perfect drink to try.
The now four-strong, fully female team go further than just bringing the end product to the UK, they ensure sustainability is at the forefront of all decisions made, giving back to charity with every drop made. All leftover grinds are given to YMCA’s ‘Urban Mushroom’, who recycle them to grow vegetables.
The ethical approach doesn’t stop there, as Bottleshot sources its beans only from non-profit ‘Rainforest Alliance’. Its aluminium cans are made from pre-recycled materials with its label fully recyclable, and by working with food-sharing companies it prevents imperfect goods or surplus products from going to waste.
Bottleshot co-founder, Annie Mitchel, said: “When we first arrived in the UK, we couldn’t find anything that even came close to the coffee that we knew and loved from New Orleans. Cold brew isn’t just a drink, it’s a different kind of energy that we believe in.
We’re proud to be able to bring the cold brew coffee experience to the UK with Bottleshot and think Brits will love it. We’ve made sure that the caffeine kick is maximised due to our unique extraction process and the flavour is unlike anything else I’ve tried on this side of the pond for cold coffees.
We’re now stocked all over the UK and this year is gearing up to be our busiest one yet. We’re currently testing new products and we’ll be announcing these and new national store partners very soon.”
Bottleshot’s two signature cold brew flavours – Coffee Black and Coffee Oat Milk – are available online and at Whole Foods Soho House, where it is the exclusive cold-brew provider.
Cold Brew Coffee Black (12 pack RRP £26.99)
Unapologetically simple with an extended brew time that allows all of the right flavours to be extracted from the coffee that you miss out on when flash heated. The result? A higher quality coffee that’s full-bodied, smooth, and naturally flavourful.
Cold Brew Coffee Oat Milk (12 pack RRP £27.60)
Introducing the right balance of nutty and naturally sweet notes to the original cold brew. The flavour isn’t excessively sweet so that it still tastes like a proper coffee drink! It’s dairy-free with no added sugars.
Taster Pack containing one of each drink (RRP £4.55 inc. shipping)
The perfect way to try out the ultimate New Orleans cold brew coffee experience. 2 Coffees: 1 Black Coffee + 1 Coffee with Oat M*lk, each is full of bold flavour, smooth energy and simple ingredients.