Introduction: Coffee Bean Extract

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Here's another popular extract that is easy to make. We don't use coffee extract as often as other extracts, so I'll make one small bottle every 6 months so it's always available. Making your own coffee extract is cheaper than buying it in a store and more impressive. Great way to add coffee flavoring to a homebrewed stout. Will last forever if stored properly.

All these extracts, we really should invest in smaller brown bottles.

Step 1: Beans

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Crush up your beans. Crush, not grind. You want rough smashed pieces, not a fine grind. Use about 4 tablespoons for 1 cup of alcohol.

Step 2: Alcohol

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You can use vodka, clear rum, bourbon, or brandy for your extracts. Nip bottles work great as they're small and super cheap. 1 tablespoon of crushed beans per 1 alcohol nip should be enough to get a small extract going.

Step 3: Bottle

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Pour the coffee beans into your jar and then fill with alcohol. Put the cap on and give it a shake.

Step 4: Age

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Keep the extract out of direct sunlight and allow to age for 2-4 weeks. Don't forget to give the bottle a daily shake. After 2-4 weeks you can strain out the coffee beans and keep the extract in your cupboard for whatever needs you have.


Cat00x (author)2017-09-04

I'm curious to know what you use coffee extract for other than making stout. Anything else?

CyberJaws (author)Cat00x2017-09-11

My wife has used it in her baking and ice cream.

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