Hip new coffee drip

Brisbane-based Merlo Coffee and highly-awarded organic Barambah Organics dairy have launched a flavourful and low-calorie cold press iced coffee, using a special blend of selected coffee and 100 percent organic full cream milk.

Barambah Organics owner Ian Campbell, a university-qualified animal scientist and human nutritionist, said the first bottles of Cold Press Iced Coffee Powered by Merlo Coffee Roasters began running off his Darra production line last week with 20,000 bottles already available in independent supermarkets and food outlets across the country.

“What sets this iced coffee apart is its simplicity: it’s just coffee and organic, full fat milk,” he said. “There are no added sugars, powders, vegetable gum, cocoa or other flavours. Barambah Organics is proud to be teaming up with Merlo, another premium Queensland company, to produce the best tasting coffee drink on the market – it’s also naturally good for you.”

Dean Merlo, who started building his coffee empire in 1992, said the partnership with Barambah Organics was a natural fit.

“We believe Merlo beans make the best coffee and Barambah Organics won the title of 2019 Dairy Australia Champion, so it’s a perfect blend,” Merlo said. “The coffee is a specially-made blend of five origins from three different continents and has a real kick. It is cold-dripped for 22 hours to create a smooth, rich flavour and then blended with naturally sweet milk. It’s just like having a barista-made latte.”

All 15 Merlo cafés throughout Queensland as well as Merlo’s Melbourne store would stock the new iced coffee.