cold brewing

beanbuzz

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Okay, I'm back, and I have found even more contraptions out there to make coffee, this time through a cold brew method. Wondering if any of ya'll have any insights, experiences, opinions about making coffee this way? Thanks for your advice!
 

jlyon10

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Feb 16, 2007
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I have a Toddy cold brewer and except for it taking a whole pound of coffee, the extract is great. And it is supposed to be better for you. I use it in the summer for iced coffee and in the winter I heat it up in the microwave.
 

shadow745

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Aug 15, 2005
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Have to agree with you Pug.... hey I hardly ever agree with others.. guess there's a first for everything. I personally wouldn't bother with cold brewing because a bean gives up its best flavors with hot water. "If" anything I'd brew hot and then chill with ice, blend in a drink, etc. But that is a long stretch for me. I'm one of the "spro nuts'' that will sip double shots in 100 degree weather. Later!
 

CCafe

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LOL well I have to agree with you both. I just can't stand that soft fuzzy feeling I get when I drink cold brew. I've had it a few times and it just lacks just about everything that makes coffee coffee. Its not for me but I understand why some people who have weaker stomachs drink it. I want that in your face coffee with all the vibrant colors it offers that you can only get when you brew it hot!
 

shadow745

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Mark this day in CoffeeForums history as we all agree for once..... never would've believed it, but then again geniuses think alike.

I will say the absolute worst way I've seen coffee bastardized is someone asking for a double shot and then ask that it be poured over ice..... How's that for "blah"??? But if they're paying I guess that's all that counts... To each his own... Later!
 

CCafe

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Most bastardized way that I've seen it done was at Bunn with a machine made to make concentrate. I just asked them why? The only real response was "because a customer wanted it that way and we thought we would make a go at it."

Then again my grandfather told me that his father told him they made coffee in a sock in the first World War when they had no access to any other means to brew it. He then said he found himself in a similar situation in the Korean war and they made coffee in a sock. He didn't go in to great detail about how it tasted. He just said it worked in pinch. That was his most bastardized way of trashing coffee.
 

jlyon10

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Feb 16, 2007
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Clemmons, NC
When my wife and I were first married we were very poor and didn't have a coffee maker, we made coffee on the stove in a sock (clean one), it was pretty bad but we got our caffeine fix.
 
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