NATEM and PERMATREE-CAFE-TIPIKAS collaboration
Single Origin micro-lot coffee craft beer – the best of two worlds
We are proud to present a delicious and exclusive COFFEE BEER. SPECIAL EDITION: Natem Beer. Its a Limited Edition brewed with selected coffee from micro-lots single origin coffee from Imbana and Zumba within the territories of southern Ecuador.
History of craft beer
Beer is one of the oldest drinks in civilization. According to historians, it exists since the year 10,000 BC. there were different ways to prepare it. In China, barley, wheat, spelled, millet and rice were used. In the pre-Columbian civilizations of America, corn was used instead of barley. While in ancient Britain, beer was made from wheat before barley was introduced.
In the middle ages, in Belgium, it was the monks who refined and institutionalized the use of hops, an ingredient that gives the characteristic bitter taste and aids in the conservation of the beverage.
In the Nordic countries, such as Germany and England, barley (or other grains) production was better than grape (for wine) production, so they became large beer producing countries.
Differences between craft beer and industrial beer
The differences between craft and industrial beer are in the ingredients, the concentrations and the process. The concentrations of the 4 basic ingredients of beer, barley, water, hops and yeast are higher in the production of craft beer than in the industrial one.
The craft beer uses only natural products, while the industrial uses non-natural preservatives.
The craft beer process is manual, from the grinding of the malt to the packaging. In addition, it does not go through the pasteurization process, which reduces the organoleptic qualities of beer.
How coffee beer is prepared
Most of the coffee that is introduced to beer is through cold extraction. This process consists of letting ground coffee stand in cold water for 24 to 48 hours. Subsequently it is passed through a filter to separate the ground coffee, obtaining a concentrated coffee that is added to the beer before bottling it.
The reasons why this process is used for coffee extraction are:
When the coffee is extracted with hot water it will have more acidity, which is not a good combination with beer.
Oils If there are oils, by adding coffee extracted with hot water, the beer will not preserve the foam.
Another thing to keep in mind is that by adding hops, beer becomes bitter, so you must find a balance between hops bitter and coffee bitter. This can be achieved using less hops to let the coffee taste bitter beer.
Benefits of Craft Beer
- Being a drink with a lot of water, 90%, it helps to hydrate and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones
- It has more soluble fiber, which prevents constipation.
- It has a large amount of minerals, especially silicon, which is an excellent creator and fixative of calcium, thus helping the health of our bones
- A Harvard University study found that people who consume craft beer moderately reduce the chance of developing heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
- It contains high amount of antioxidants, which control carcinogens, when consumed in moderate amounts
- It helps fight stress and improve sleep
- It prevents formation of blood clots
- Contains polyphenols that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cell aging
- It does not contain preservatives, which gives it greater body, flavor and aroma
- It has unlimited flavors that can be combined with any meal.