Cold Brewed Coffee

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  • Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Anyone make cold brewed coffee at home?

    What method do you use?

    Premier Icon chvck
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    I use a Hario pot (https://www.hario.co.uk/cold-brew-coffee-pot-medium), just a jug with a filter really.

    I use a lot more coffee than I expected I’d need to (I read a few things saying to use 60g, I use around 30 probably). I just stick it in with water and put in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

    I find that the quality of the coffee is somewhat amplified by cold brew, at least not great coffee is pretty bad as cold brew.

    r8jimbob88
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    I just use a big cafetière. Leave it in the fridge overnight, press it in the morning and job done

    Premier Icon davidr
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    I use a 5:1 water/coffee ratio and put it all in a big French press jug for about 18 hours or so in the fridge (covered with cling film). Plunge is it in the morning then filter through a V60 filter paper to remove any residue.

    Educate me,  do you drink this cold or reheat?

    toby1
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    Best drunk cold in my experience, reheating would change the nature of it. Part of the science of cold brew is that no heat changes the acids in the coffee, giving different flavours.

    I may sound like a coffee tool talking like this, but it’s just simple science applied to some beans and water really 🙂

    Best part of cold brew is that no fancy equipment is needed, filters water, optional ice and beans are the most important elements, I’ve even used kitchen towel as a filter before!

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Like the look of that pot.

    Save making a mess trying to strain it.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    OK first go with this and it’s not great.

    Put 80g course ground in the Hario pot and filled with water as per instructions.

    Left in fridge for 12 hours and it tastes very watery.

    Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

    Premier Icon DirtyLyle
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    More coffee?  I just use a French Press, and the first couple of attempts I had were watery too, so ended up putting what seemed an unreasonable amount in to get it up to scratch.  Can’t live without the stuff now…

    Premier Icon rossburton
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    I can endorse that pot, fill it up in the evening and the next morning you have a pot of chilled coffee.  Obviously that was a far more tempting proposition a few months ago.

    Quality of coffee really makes a difference, and so does the grind.  If you’re lucky you’ve a local coffee bean place that can grind appropriately and recommend beans that work well.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Using cold spring water?

    bigyinn
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    That all sounds utterly pretentious.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I find that the quality of the coffee is somewhat amplified by cold brew, at least not great coffee is pretty bad as cold brew.

    So awesome coffee wil be utterly life-changing?

    Still refusing to put the heating on in the studio.  This means that my Azera tends to go really cold before even half-finished.  Does that count if I refuse to microwave it three times during the slow course of depletion??  I prefer  to not rush a good thing.

    globalti
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    I thought cold stale coffee was meant to be massively bad for cholesterol levels?

    bigyinn
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    Its great for hipster points though.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    It’s also good for people that like cafine but don’t like hot drinks…

    Asking these questions for mrsstu

    She’s about as far removed from a hipster as its possible to be.

    MrSmith
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    Using cold spring water?

    bottled water will make a difference to the taste especially if your tap water is below par (most of the U.K.)

    tesco’s ashbeck spring is ideal for coffee making as it has the right amount of dissolved solids (120ppm) and acidity and at £110 for 5 litres so cheap. its not what the name ‘spring’ suggests though, its tap water put through an industrial reverse osmosis machine which strips everything out and then puts the desired minerals back in. basically what coffee shops do for their coffee machines on a smaller scale.

    is that a snobby/poncey/****/geeky enough answer for you?

    i like cold brew in the summer especially with good quality fruity African beans, the pre made stuff is a bit hit and miss imho though i like the Sandows and the fresh daily made stuff in good cafe’s. the cans of nitro cold brew are not to my liking though.

    Jakester
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     and at £110 for 5 litres so cheap

    Peak STW! 🙂

    (I know it’s a typo…)

    Premier Icon ransos
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    I smoke mine on the woodburner before putting it into the cupholder in my Audi.

    Premier Icon convert
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    Going to have to try this now. The thought does make me flinch though – nothing worse that a full mouthful of cold coffee that you expected to be hot and lost track of time.

    bigyinn
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    Might give it a bash with Nescafe red label instant.

    Premier Icon chvck
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    Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

    Leave it longer and/or more coffee. I usually drink it part diluted with water.

    toby1
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    Might give it a bash with Nescafe red label instant

    Now you are just showing off!

    Premier Icon dickyhepburn
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    Cold brewed coffee tastes awful, waste of good coffee which could be drunk as espresso. Yuck

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