Coffee culture continues to grow in Bend. Riff Cold Brew Coffee is building a full-scale production facility in the city to produce cold brew coffee in bottles and boxes for consumers and nitrogen kegs for restaurants and bars.
Cold brew coffee, at its simplest, is coffee steeped in cold water overnight and strained. Riff wants enthusiasts to think differently about brewed coffee; to embrace it as something we drink in a glass, not a mug, any time of day. The company is hinting at lots of different cold brew options: decaffeinated, spiced, fruited or even barrel fermented with wild yeast.
Riff was started by Paul Evers, co-founder of Crux Fermentation Project, Nate Armbrust, former head of product development and cold brew operations at Stumptown, Steve Barham, former senior director at LinkedIn, and Bobby Evers and Kevin Smyth. Expect to see Riff on the market in February 2018.