#Londonthrowdown

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Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee’s  #Londonthrowdown

At the Hyde Kensington

Thursday, 5 April 2018 4 pm

 

Meet Aly Roshdy, mixing another of his quite brilliant cocktails at the Hyde Kensington on the West side of London, just across the road from the Kensington Gardens on Kensington Street.#ravennitrocoffee #nitrocoffee #espressomartini #coffeecocktail #cocktail #martini #mixology #mixologist #bar #London #Londonbar #Amsterdam #barlife #cocktailporn

And it is here where we will be having our #Londonthrowdown next Thursday, 5 April at 4 pm. Aly, along with three other mixologists – Jeremy Le Blanche (D & D UK), Ivaylo Gerasimov (Mr. Fofogg’s) and Diego Raidomi (La Tagliata) will be knocking out their version of espresso martini’s, chilled nitro Irish Coffees and their own secret signature coffee cocktail using our Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee (https://7thraven.ie/).

Poured fresh from the nitro tap off our OTC Raven Chilled Nitro counter fridge, this hand-selected, craft roasted Ethiopian coffee is chilled and nitrated in kegs using the skills and passion we’ve developed over our 17 years in the US specialty coffee industry.

And it pours just like a Guinness….#ravennitrocoffee #nitrocoffee #espressomartini #coffeecocktail #cocktail #mixology #mixologist #bar #barlife #London #Londonbars #Amsterdam #cocktailporn

 

Now, in the early Spring of 2018, we launch our product into the European market focusing on the fun capitals of Europe – London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Ibiza.

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The finishing touches on Diego Raidomi’s “Tropical Dream” cocktail using #ravennitrocoffee

Doing the tough job of sampling and reviewing these incredible coffee cocktails will be Mandeep C (the Gay Goat blogger), Melinda Seckington  a blogger ( missgeeky.com ) and co-founder of Geeks of London  , Joe Binder (a very popular lifestyle blogger on You Tube and CEO of WOAW, (a content marketing company) and Niamh Shields who is a Dungarvan, County Waterford native now living and blogging in London with her travel and food blog “Eat like a girl”. 

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Niamh Sheilds, Amer and Mandeep (The Gay Goat) were our fine panel of cocktail samplists

We will also be mixing these coffee cocktails using craft distilled spirits such as Muldoon’s Whiskey, Thin Gin and Spice Rum located in Waterford City just down the road from our coffee roastery in Dungarvan, County Waterford.

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Finishing touches on “Raven Storm” cocktail by Aly Roshdy gentleman, master #mixologist and General Manager of Hyde Kensington

 

So stand by for some fun and photos of the amazing espresso martinis and chilled nitro Irish coffees and Signature coffee cocktails made by some incredible mixologists at our #Londonthrowdown next Thursday, 5 April at the Hyde Kensington.

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Creative #mixologist Jeremy Le Blanche with his #coffeecocktail “Nitro charger” using #ravennitrocoffee

Check out our Facebook posts on this #throwdown and the next one #Amsterdamthrowdown at Door 74 in Amsterdam on 18 April.

The “Bean Whisperer”

Waterford #throwdown

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February 2018: #throwdown

A few weeks back we had the opportunity to meet three of Waterford Ireland’s finest Mixologists; Steve Kelly, John Egan and Dave Coe (as seen below)

The challenge was to introduce them to Raven nitro coffee (a chilled coffee infused with nitrogen which pours from the tap just like a Guinness) and to have them use locally produced spirits to create their perfect #coffeecocktail.
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Chilled nitro coffee came about in 2012/13 in the USA as an alternative to the ice coffee (the standard for the specialty coffee industry). Ice coffee can be brewed either using a cold press or brewed hot and then chilled in a fridge. Either way, it is served in a glass or clear mug with a helping of ice.

The problem with ice coffee – or any coffee you chill – is that the brighter, lemony notes are accentuated. The sweeter, chocolate or caramel notes (if the coffee had them to start with) are suppressed.

So Nitro coffee was created using techniques not dissimilar to making Guinness – except the ingredients, of course. At Raven Coffee we have developed our own style of nitro coffee using a cold brew methodology followed by nitrogen infusion.

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This we developed this formula in our last 2 years of the 17 years we had our own coffee retail and roasting business in the USA. And we brought it with us to the fair shore of Ireland (Dungarvan, County Waterford to be exact) intending to export into Europe’s finest Cosmopolitan Cities and fun Festivals.

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John was first up. He looked to do a slant on an Irish Coffee using Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee, locally produced Spice Island Rum and Coconut flake on the top.

“Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee is very well balanced, holds up well on its own and is a very good mixer for cocktails” said John.

It was amazing to see the cream spin and twirl as it interacted with the Raven Nitro Coffee.

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Steve Kelly was next up. He found the Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee “very natural and refreshing”.

Steve named his cocktail “The Thin Raven” as he was using locally produced Muldoon’s Whiskey Liquor (“to sweeten the martini”), Thin Gin (to give it “an extra kick”)and Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee. It was a beauty! Check it out below

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Dave Coe rounded off the fun afternoon with a stunning cocktail complete with flame!

Dave liked Raven Nitro Chilled Coffee thinking “it has a lovely natural sweetness (without need for added sugar), great crema, perfectly good on its own and as a cocktail mixer”.

With the Season at hand, Dave muddled some fresh ginger with simple sugar to build his “winter cocktail”, adding locally produced Spike Island Rum, Raven Chilled Nitro Coffee and a full egg for texture. He used a dry shake to infuse the cocktail with some air, some lightness.

After pouring the mix into a martini glass, Dave bent a piece of fresh orange peel and lit the juices as it splashed the surface of the drink. The touch of the artiste!

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In conclusion, I would just like to give out a great thanks to John Egan, Steve Kelly and Dave Coe for sharing their wonderful skills and their time with us. I have traveled around the world and know these guys could make any bar sparkle.

Cheers,

The “Bean Whisperer”