Marley Cold Brew Competitors
Stumptown starts with the highest quality coffee, cold brews it without heat for over 12 hours, then uses a double filtration process to procure the end result. Starbucks' Cold Brew starts with an artful blend of coffees from some of their favorite farms in Colombia and East Africa. Chameleon ensures that all of their coffees that go into cold brew are USDA certified organic. La Colombe follows a double-filtration process for a smooth coffee with strong flavors. And, Stok uses a higher ratio of coffee beans to water than typical hot brewing for a great coffee.
1. La Colombe
SELLING POINTS (Quality and flavors)
- La Colombe infuses its cold brew latte with nitrous oxide instead of nitrogen. This is also used by chefs who want to create foams, or to keep a steady supply of whipped cream because nitrous oxide binds with the dairy to give it body and imbue the drink with a creamier mouth feel.
- Specialty beans are brewed overnight, cold-pressed, and filtered to prepare a pure and refreshing iced coffee to take anywhere.
- Fresh-roasted, specialty-grade coffee is steeped in steel wine tanks, free from oxygen, and brewed overnight before being pressed.
- La Colombe's Cold Brew is double-filtered for a smooth and clean sip with strong coffee flavors and a natural sweetness. Each can contain caffeine equivalent to two cups of coffee.
- The flavors of La Colombe Cold Brew are Milk & Sugar, Cold Brew — Colombian, Nitro Cold Brew — Grapefruit, Nitro Cold Brew — Lemonade, and Cold Brew Concentrate.
- Ingredients: Specialty 100% Arabica coffee beans brewed overnight, cold-pressed, and filtered with no added sugars. There are only five calories present inside each coffee drink. And, they are vegan and gluten-free.
- Most of the reviews on Amazon are positive, but some are saying that the taste is not good, the taste was off, and the La Colombe Cold Brew lemonade is terrible.
- There haven't been any lawsuits filed against La Colombe Cold Brew.
SELLING POINTS (RELATIONSHIP WITH GROWERS/FARMERS)
- Chameleon has created lasting relationship with their farmers and producers and pay for more than just the coffee.
- In late 2016 to 2017, they have build a core relationship with mills and producer groups who are the backbones of Chameleon Cold Brew sourcing program.
- They have encouraged these communities to develop social projects that they need, to work with local organizations, in order to fund these projects in addition to coffee purchases. Their first project launched in 2018.
SELLING POINTS (CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY)
- Chameleon believes in organic agriculture and ensure that all of their coffees that go into cold brew are USDA certified organic.
- This is incredibly important to them as a company and to their employees because they are consumers themselves.
- Any coffee that they purchase that is not certified, is a transitional project that they're working with to convert to organic certification and will be labeled as such.
Selling points (QUALITY)
- Chameleon only purchases specialty grade coffee.
- They work with their partners to increase quality across the board within their producer groups to purchase more coffee through their relationship.
- All green coffee purchases are cupped by a licensed Q grader and scored as specialty grade, above 80 pts using Specialty Coffee Association cupping protocol.
- Most of the reviews are positive.
- There haven't been any lawsuits filed against Chameleon Cold Brew.
SELLING POINTS (COLD BREW PROCESS)
- They start with the highest quality coffee, cold brew it without heat for over 12 hours, then use a double filtration process to procure the end result.
- A complex, smooth, and full-bodied brew with low-acid and a chocolate finish is made. "Feelings of invincibility and euphoria are likely to follow".
SELLING POINTS (RELATIONSHIP WITH GROWERS/FARMERS)
- Stumptown started with the goal of doing things differently, with a vision that’s always been a little left-of-center, and with the focus squarely on quality.
- They source the best coffees in the world and strive to maintain transparent, quality-based relationship with their farmers along the way.
- From plant to portafilter, they pay homage to these folks through their own fervent attention to detail at every step, quality control in their cupping labs, meticulous roasting profiles, and extensive barista education.
- They are committed to the well-being of everyone they work with, from farmers to communities they live in, their employees, and communities in the States.
- They value their relationship with their customers, growers, and each other.
- Most of the reviews are positive, but there are negative reviews stating that the products are way too sweet and creamy.
- There haven't been any lawsuits filed against Stumptown.
SELLING POINTS (PROCESS)
- Stok gets fired up on method and process, choose ingredients with integrity, and set their brew machine for maximum motivation.
- Stok's Arabica-based blend uses a higher ratio of coffee beans to water than typical hot brewing.
- Hot brewing forces the flavor from the bean. But, cold brew takes time. Therefore, they steep for at least 10 hours at lower temperatures. A low and slow steep brings out bold, one-of-a-kind Stokness.
- The final filtering process removes bitterness, leaving a smooth cold brew.
- Un-sweet (Black Cold Brew Coffee)
- Not too sweet (Black Cold Brew Coffee)
- Chocolate (Black Cold Brew Coffee)
- Protein (Creamed Cold Brew Coffee)
- Mocha (Creamed Cold Brew Coffee)
- Vanilla (Creamed Cold Brew Coffee)
- Protein Mocha (Creamed Cold Brew Coffee)
- Oatmilk Latte (Creamed Cold Brew Coffee)
- Almond Milk Mocha (Creamed Cold Brew Coffee)
- While most of the reviews about the product are positive, several reviewers on Influenster are dissatisfied with the taste and some have used the words and phrases 'horrible' and 'disappointed' and 'the taste was too bitter'.
- There haven't been any lawsuits filed against Stok.
- Starbucks' Cold Brew starts with an artful blend of coffees from some of their favorite farms in Colombia and East Africa. These coffees are grown and roasted to be steeped long and cold for a super-smooth flavor.
- This cold brew is prepared the way they strive to do everything patiently, diligently, following nature’s cues, and letting time take its course.
- Starbucks' signature cold brew is infused with nitrogen for a smooth, creamy texture. After handcrafting the cold brew recipe, baristas perfect the pour by pulling the tap and allowing the cold brew coffee to mix with nitrogen to deliver an entirely new cold coffee experience.
- Nitrogen is an odorless, colorless gas that makes up the majority of the Earth’s atmosphere. It also happens to complement Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee quite nicely, creating a creamy and smooth drink.
- First, the system infuses nitrogen into their cold brew coffee. As it comes out of the tap, the amber-colored coffee cascades down the side of the glass. The tiny bubbles rising to the top are actually the nitrogen bursting out of the cold brew.
- Most of the reviews on Influenster are positive.
- Stacy Pincus has filed a class action complaint against the coffee chain for allegedly falsely advertising their iced beverages and deceiving consumers into paying higher prices for them.
- The $5 million suit was about the Starbucks employees and how they underfill their iced drinks—a Venti iced coffee, advertised as 24 fluid ounces, is actually only 14 ounces of iced coffee, the rest being only ice which fills the cup to the rim.
- Pincus contends that someone buying a Venti iced coffee at Starbucks isn’t waiting for the ice to melt to then have 24 ounces of latte and melted ice; they expect 24 ounces of cold brew.