Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dave's Coffee Syrup

One of the greatest things about my job is getting to try new things I would never even think to try. Coming from Iowa, I had never even heard of coffee milk before. But the people of Rhode Island can't seem to get enough. And what could be better than combining two of my greatest loves; coffee and sugar!
Ernest, my coffee buyer, built this display today. No sooner could he put bottles on than they would disappear

 Dave's Coffee is a local Rhode Island coffee roaster who producing small batch coffee. Its also a roaster full of genuinely nice and super passionate people who just make you feel good about supporting their company. One of my favorite things about both this product and Dave's in general is how much thought and care goes in to each product. We received a sample bottle of the original coffee syrup and sent notes back. Dave (the man himself) replied to our notes and talked about the coffee concentration and the desired viscosity and how he envisioned the product to be used and was just so thorough and thoughtful.
Dave's have really mastered the art of adorable packaging. 
Dave's cold brews Brazilian coffee for 18 hours then combines it with pure cane sugar. The mixture is heated until the sugar caramelizes and the starts to reduce. This produces a mild clean coffee flavor with a bit of caramel in their too. You can definitely tell there is nothing artificial in there.  
While it makes a delicious drink, over ice cream might be my favorite way to enjoy Coffee Syrup

The Rhode Islanders in my department told me coffee milk (combining coffee syrup and milk like you were making chocolate milk) was created for children. Now why someone thought that children weren't getting nearly enough coffee in their diet is beyond me, but far be it for me to question such a delicious cultural heritage. It retails for $8.99 for a 16 oz bottle. Considering Dave's suggest 3 tablespoons per glass of milk its a damn good price as well.


  1. I made chocolate chip cookies with it last week, unfortunately I only got to eat 1~

    1. That sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try that!