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Cold Brew Coffee
That is dumb. The only way a plastic bottle is going to leak chemicals is if it gets heated up, and if you didn't notice, this is COLD brew coffee.
You are kidding, right? Leaking chemicals? Because that nasty Dihydrogen Monoxide is going to kill you.
I think it's about paper filter and felt pores.
this is not a replacement for esspresso. It's to make American coffee for hot coffee and for iced coffee. It is smoother than hot brewed coffee. And you taste notes of chocolate and caramel more. But you taste coffee less. Keep your espresso maker for the purpose of a good strong pure coffee flavored shot.
Yeepss ! So testy. I love coffee basically Cold Brew Coffee.My all friend called me Coffee Supplier .Thanks for posting this .Your site relevant to my site .
Why plastic bottle???It can leak chemicals!!!Otherwise I love the way you made your instructable
Maybe you should add a warning actually about the huge amount of caffeine? :) There may be caffeine sensitive people! Otherwise, this looks awesome!I'm curious, why do you suggest using the coarsest setting for grinding the coffee?
My guess as to the origin of that idea would be that the sooner after roasting and grinding, the more CO2 will still be present in the structure of the coffee, so this may result in less water being absorbed in the short term...and therefore lower extraction of the soluble compounds that you want in your finished beverage! So probably trying for lower absorbtion is counter-productive. In any event, brewing for the length of time we are talking here would likely give ample time for the water to soak in regardless of how fresh your ground coffee is... next batch I roast I'll give it a try right after roasting and again a few days later, see if I can detect a difference in volume or flavour, and try and remember to post back here...
Been doing cold brew coffee for almost as long as I've been roasting beans (actually really easy and great fun to do as well, and impossible to get a fresher cup...) but I really like the ideas for both double filtering and for supporting the brewing container while draining out, thanks very much for the inspiration!
Thank you Timothy. I made it according to this instructable and it was delicious. Will try and see how it is when heated up.
Here is what I did: I bought 12, 1 quart Mason jars for $9.99. I bought 4 gallons of filtered water, $3.97. I had some old labels so i put them on four of the jars and since a quart is about 4 cups I used 3 cups of water for each jar to allow for the coffee. I did four different concentrations.1/2 cup Coffee to 3 cups water2/3 cup Coffee to 3 cups water3/4 cup Coffee to 3 cups water1 cup Coffee to 3 cups waterI didn't cheap out on the coffee either. I bought a one pound bag of Kenya coffee from Starbucks and had them grind it for me at the coarsest setting, $14.00, (just for the coffee they will grind it for free). They are brewing right now, and tomorrow I plan on taking them to work and doing a blind taste test with my coffee snob co-workers.Not including the price of the jars because they are reusable, and since I only used half of the bag of Kenya coffee I can get another 4 jars or two gallons total. So all in all, it cost me $18 for 2 gallons of cold brew coffee, (Starbucks charges $3.25 for a venti cold brew which is 20oz so doing the math in my head, that is roughly $40 if you bought the coffee). This was my first go at this but my plan is to continue with the four jars but from now on I will brew one every day, so I will have 3 in the fridge and 1 brewing at all times. From what I have read they will keep anywhere from 1 -2 weeks in the fridge so to be safe I will make sure to drink them within a week.Tomorrow morning I will just pull the jars out, strain them first with my fine mesh metal strainer to get most of the big stuff, then I will pour them back into clean jars with a paper coffee filter in the mesh strainer.
Oh and by "I made it" I mean I made the coffee, I didn't mess with all that fancy stuff in the article.
I have also read that the sooner after you grind the coffee the less water it absorbs so try again but grind the coffee just before you use it.
It you do it right it is VERY strong, I am not even joking in the slightest but I drank about 4 ounces of it without reading that you need to add ice or water to dilute it and I slept maybe 2 hours last night.
Can one heat this coffee up or does that defeat the purpose of this method? I've been finding my plunger coffee, brewed hot and then cooled to drink cold, is very acidic and bitter. - Luna-
The bitterness is very subdued in cold brew, since the hot water doesn't extract the more bitter compounds. This is also closer to a drip or press coffee than espresso, so it is thinner in texture with fewer oils and no crema, but that's partially the point. Cold brewed coffee is better for iced coffee or coffee drinks because hot coffee iced goes bitter and sharp and is kind of unpleasant to a lot of people (including me), but cold brewing doesn't extract the bitter compounds that come out in hot brews, producing a sweeter, smoother product. Depending on the coffee and roast, cold brew can have a good bit of body or it can be thin. It's also fairly concentrated in flavor because of the long steep. When I make cold brew, I actually tend to use a French press. For me, bound up coffee and tea in bags doesn't hydrate as well because the bags don't allow room for expansion. Loose coffee and loose tea brew better and with fuller, rounder flavor. So I grind coarse and drop it into the bottom of the press, cover with the filter all the way to the top and let it steep. When it's done, slowly press the grounds to the bottom and pour. Press coffee can still have some sediment, so if you like, pour through a paper filter to catch the small lees. - TeresaW42
Your post put a smile on ny face! Thanks!!!! Goes great with the awseome mug of coffee!!!
Its neither, its microfiber.
Wooow! You are (or were) all worked up! All over how to brew cold coffee?!!Dude, maybe you should cut back on the coffee...maybe? A little? A cup or two? Maybe?Breath grasshopper and listen to the words not spoken! Lol
sweet :) - RoskisJ
Isn't this basically the same way as making regular coffee, the only difference being cold water is used instead of hot, and the longer soaking time? - drzcyy
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