One Village Coffee partners with BKON to launch canned cold brew
Specialty coffee roaster, One Village Coffee, has partnered with BKON, inventor of the RAIN brewing process, to launch the company’s first line of canned cold brew products.
According to One Village Coffee president Andrea Hackman, BKON’s RAIN (Reverse Atmospheric Infusion) technology is helping them develop fresh, long-lasting packaged cold brew that meets the growing demands of both consumers and grocers alike.
“Our customers started asking for cold brew about a year ago,” Hackman said. “But we didn’t feel confident launching a product, as existing brewing methods resulted in a flavor profile that was short-lived and flat.
“Once we tested the RAIN brewing process, we immediately realized it was our solution,” Hackman said. “It was able to execute our vision for excellent flavor and shelf life that we couldn’t accomplish on our own. Now, we can focus on what we do best – roasting – while BKON handles the grinding and brewing.”
One Village Coffee is now delivering canned cold brew coffee to their retail partners with greater speed and volume, backed by the assurance that consumers can finally experience a fresh taste months after production.
According to BKON, this growth and product expansion is precisely what RAIN was intended to offer beverage producers. “RAIN is helping beverage makers enter new markets, grow their businesses, and redefine what high-quality really means,” said Dean Vastardis, co-founder at BKON. “One Village Coffee has been an excellent partner, and we’re excited for retailers and consumers to have access to cafe-quality cold brew any time and in larger quantities.”
While other cold brew methods rely on suspending coffee particles in water, BKON’s RAIN technology uses an advanced process to extract every succulent note. First, a vacuum removes the gases from the ingredient’s structure. Water is then infused into the empty spaces, where it absorbs the flavors and aromas contained in the ingredients. By controlling the strength, duration and frequency of vacuum cycles, RAIN extracts far more flavor than traditional brewing methods.
“BKON has been an amazing team to work with – the value they deliver through their technology and beverage crafting experience has helped us determine the best path forward,” Hackman concluded. “Having a responsive, knowledgeable partner makes all the difference when launching a new product.”