When she needs an afternoon pick-me-up, she reaches for a caffeinated one. And when she’s out with friends, her go-to drink is hard seltzer. ‘It’s the Fizz’: How Seltzer Is Upending Coffee and Beer The Wall Street JournalRead More
ixteen 8' tables were put together end to end for one impressive big long table, set with local handmade pottery, wine glasses, locally foraged flowers and fresh herbs and the menu for the evening. Across the way were local artisans with their wares: Fugitives Artisan Spirits pouring whiskey, Fireflour Bakery slicing focaccia and sourdough bread for the meal, Matchless serving up their Coffee Soda, RV Potterywith a selection of plates, mugs and bowls, and a cozy bar with hand selelcted wines form Cordorks Wine and Spirits and Black Abbey beer.Read More
At 1,700 square feet, the clean and sleek spot feels like a comfortable place to hang and get to know your neighbors while seated at the small corner bar. There are six taps for beer, cider and the popular Matchless Coffee Soda.Read More
Not to be confused with cold brew coffee, Matchless Coffee Soda is a locally roasted, flash-chilled coffee that is lightly sweetened and carbonated before canning. They don't dilute the product with seltzer, soda water, or fruit juice and its brewed in large batches for an optimal extraction rate so the coffee's base origin is fully expressed. Best served over ice with a citrus peel.Read More
For the ultimate caffeinated treat—a flash-chilled, carbonated and slightly citrus-sweetened coffee soda—enter Matchless. Created and recently fully Kickstarter-funded for production in Nashville, TN, Matchless Coffee Soda will be hitting markets near you soon (sign up for early release notifications). And you can bet it'll be a year-round hit at weddings. - Why Coffee Soda Is the Next Big Wedding TrendRead More
In Nashville, Tenn., Steadfast Coffee Co-Founders Nathanael Mehrens, Jamie Cunningham and Sean Stewart have for years been plotting the development and launch of a canned, RTD, shelf-stable manifestation of their Matchless Coffee Soda.
The elixir itself is a roasted blend that is flash-chilled and lightly sweetened with demerara sugar, treated to a dash of citric acid, and carbonated directly, as opposed to being diluted with carbonated water. - Howard Bryman | September 7, 2017, Matchless Coffee Soda Branching Out in Nashville, Prepping RTD LaunchRead More
"A burr grinder uses two toothed disks to uniformly break down roasted coffee beans into specific particle sizes," explained Nathanael Mehrens, inventor and partner at Matchless Coffee Soda. Unlike a blade grinder, which is typically a lower-end machine that has a single blade (similar to a blender) to whir around and break up your coffee beans into inconsistently sized shapes, a burr grinder gives you control over the size of your coffee grounds." - Melissa Kravitz , CONTRIBUTOR, To Brew A Better Morning Coffee, Buy A Burr GrinderRead More
Citrus and coffee have a long history together. Whether it’s serving espresso with lemon peel like they do in Italy, or last year’s trend of mixing iced coffee with lemonade into an Arnold Palmer of sorts, there is something about the combination that works. The latest innovation in the coffee world? Keeping the citrus and upping the ante by adding carbonation. Four different companies have rolled out sparkling coffee (or coffee soda, depending on who you ask) with a citrus component this year. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to cold brew, energy drinks, or flavored seltzer, this new pick-me-up is something to consider.
Nashville sensation Matchless is the brainchild of longtime barista Nathanael Mehrens and the only one of the group without citrus juice in it. Coffee is first flash-chilled, which means it’s brewed hot then very quickly brought down to a colder temperature. It’s then carbonated and mixed with citric acid and demerara sugar. Mehrens says, "Carbonated coffee doesn't taste good on its own, and if you just add sugar, it's too sweet. You need the citric acid to balance out the bitterness from the coffee and the sweetness from the sugar. Coffee is like whiskey -- you can have a beautiful expression of it by itself, but you can also create something new with it, like a balanced cocktail, that's great in its own right."
Mehrens recommends serving the resulting concoction with citrus peel (he uses orange at his coffee shops) because “it builds on that refreshing quality. Having a garnish to finish the drink like you would with a cocktail makes it feel more complete.” After its introduction in 2012, the drink quickly gained a cult following in Nashville. While it’s currently only available on tap at local cafes and restaurants, Matchless is going national -- they recently launched a Kickstarter to get their coffee soda into cans. The campaign runs until the end of August, and the first cans should be available in December. matchlesscoffeesoda.com - By Frances Kim of Martha Stewart Living, Have You Tried Sparkling Coffee Yet? Here's Our Definitive GuideRead More