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Cold brew coffee

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MrsKitty, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Anybody here make cold brew coffee?

    My husband read about this last week and decided to try it. It makes amazing frozen and iced coffee. We were instantly hooked.

    The recipe is simple: one cup of super finely ground beans (we use 8 o'clock whole bean although you could probably use pre-ground beans and be OK) goes into a quart jar. Fill with water. Let sit for 24 hours then strain. Using a French press makes straining a lot easier although it can be done using a regular paper filter.
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    There was a thread on this a few weeks ago. (JAMBOG!? LOL) It comes out nice, but I've found it's more of a hassle and it takes more coffee per cup to make. . . and time. I'm too cheap with both.

    It may be a good alternative for me this summer at the lake - making ice coffee with a lb or two of Dunkies grounds. But at home, hot or cold, gimme fresh ground coffee with fresh beans.
     

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    We do for our iced coffees.
     
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    Tried it once but its too much work to just get a cup of coffee whether hot or cold. I make a traditional pot of hot coffee and then cool it and keep it in the fridge so can have it hot or cold anytime. Works great for espresso too.
    In the M.E. they serve boiling hot water with ground coffee on the side that you add to the cup according to strength. You then stir it and then let it settle and stop drinking before you get to the bottom of that cup. They call it Mud Coffee. Mmmmmmm.
     
  5. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Are we allowed to tell mods about the search function. :rofl:

    Cliff notes, tried it years ago. Some people like the low acidity, but that also means a "thin" cup with no body. Tried it again after the recent thread. Result: still thin, no body, no good. To each their own.
     
  6. MrsKitty

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    Kinda like the last cup out of the French press... love the beans that in those last few sips! I am gonna have to try this. :supergrin:
     
  7. MrsKitty

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    Hrmp. My first ever jambog and I'll never live to see the end of it.

    I missed it completely...probably because nobody reported it. :rofl:
     
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    If you use a quality burr grinder you won't get much sludge. The Capresso Infinity does a great job for cheap.
     
  9. MrsKitty

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    But I like the sludge. And my 10 year old $8 Braun grinder. :supergrin:
     
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    Cold brew coffee tends to taste flat and lacks acidity. Buy some fresh beans, grind them at home, and try making some Japanese Iced Coffee. It tastes fresh and sweet and delicious.

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  11. MrsKitty

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    I would love to try roasting beans.


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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    That's what she said...
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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