From left, John Jabar and Fred Forsley of Shipyard Brewing Company; Dr. Glen Miller and Tom Polcaro of Vera Roasting Company at the Live Café in Kennebunk, Maine. (Photo by Raya on Assignment)
Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine, and Vera Roasting in Dover are collaborating on a nitrogen and resveratrol-infused cold brew coffee. After a successful pilot program this summer, Grind Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is coming to restaurants and cafes along the Eastern seaboard.
“Vera’s commitment to high quality coffee and their unique ability to infuse resveratrol into coffee made them a perfect partner for us as we expand our product offerings beyond beer,” says Fred Forsley, founder of Shipyard Brewing.
Shipyard Brewing Company has produced craft beer and other beverages, including Capt’n Eli’s Soda and TeaBrew, for 20 years. Forsley says Grind Nitro Cold Brew Coffee represents a natural evolution and taps into a growing coffee and wellness trend. A report published by Research and Markets showed the cold brew coffee market registering a combined annual growth rate of 27% by 2022.
“We’re thrilled to share the world’s only resveratrol-infused coffee with Shipyard’s loyal following. Our smooth and delicious coffee offers the heart health benefit of red wine, without the alcohol,” says Tom Polcaro, president and CEO of Vera Roasting.
Grind Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is made with Arabica coffee beans from Guatemala. After the roasting process, Vera’s patented infusion process adds resveratrol to the coffee beans. Resveratrol is an antioxidant naturally found in the skins of red grapes and is associated with cardiovascular health. The coffee is served with a nitrogen tap, delivering a cool, creamy coffee experience kind of like a Guinness and unlike other coffee, according to Forsley.