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MOM21SON

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Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« on: June 10, 2017, 01:27:51 PM »
I just purchased the kitchenaid cold brewer.  Anyone have any experience with it or other brewers?

cicero

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Re: Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 03:16:52 PM »
I just purchased the kitchenaid cold brewer.  Anyone have any experience with it or other brewers?
I make cold brew 1-2 times a week. I drink one cup every morning before work, more [much more] on weekends.

Tbh, I use my French press. I just make the coffee, let it sit overnight and strain. I started following a recipe I saw online a few years ago (maybe the Pioneer woman?) Where they said to mix it in a jug and strain it, which is how I thought of just using the French press.

Love cold brew.

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MOM21SON

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Re: Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 03:42:08 PM »
I just purchased the kitchenaid cold brewer.  Anyone have any experience with it or other brewers?
I make cold brew 1-2 times a week. I drink one cup every morning before work, more [much more] on weekends.

Tbh, I use my French press. I just make the coffee, let it sit overnight and strain. I started following a recipe I saw online a few years ago (maybe the Pioneer woman?) Where they said to mix it in a jug and strain it, which is how I thought of just using the French press.

Love cold brew.

Thanks!  From what I have found out a lot of people use a French Press.  I have been just using leftover hot coffee from DH but I don't always get to it before he tosses it to make a new pot. 

I do drink hot coffee but prefer iced.  I thought I would treat myself to this brewing thing.  It makes concentrated coffee.  It recommends a 1/3 ratio.  1/3 coffee, 1/3 water, 1/3 cream/milk.  It says the concentrate lasts 2 weeks in the fridge.  I have almond vanilla brewing now.  We shall see in the am!

cicero

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Re: Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »

Thanks!  From what I have found out a lot of people use a French Press.  I have been just using leftover hot coffee from DH but I don't always get to it before he tosses it to make a new pot. 

I do drink hot coffee but prefer iced.  I thought I would treat myself to this brewing thing.  It makes concentrated coffee.  It recommends a 1/3 ratio.  1/3 coffee, 1/3 water, 1/3 cream/milk.  It says the concentrate lasts 2 weeks in the fridge.  I have almond vanilla brewing now.  We shall see in the am!
IMHO it tastes much better than "leftover hot brewed coffee". Less acidic, more concentrated. I add ice and a little milk or half and half. Sometimes a drop of homemade vanilla but I'm a purist when it comes to coffee - don't like yo add any flavors

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Re: Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 05:57:18 PM »
I've never used an electric brewer for cold coffee, just these cloth bags I purchased from Amazon specifically for cold brewing. You put the coffee grounds in the bag, hold the open bag in the pitcher while you pour cold water over the grounds to fill the pitcher, then tie off the bag and let it steep like a tea bag. I usually make it a gallon at a time and leave mine steeping from after dinner until before breakfast. It is soooo good! The leftover grounds get added to the garden or composted, the bag rinsed/washed and it's ready to be reused again.

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Re: Does anyone make cold brew coffee?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 07:56:26 AM »
I also use my French press to make cold brew, similar to Cicero.  I never liked iced coffee until I tried cold brew.

Any leftover hot brew coffee is poured into ice cube trays and my son either uses them for Frappuccino or to toss in an iced coffee so it doesn't get watered down.