[Homeroast] Cold Brewing Coffee
theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 16:09:49 CST 2009
So simple yet so yummy. Kind of reminded me making sun tea.
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Starfinder Stanley <coffee at starf.org>wrote:
> Funny, I was just thinking about querying the list about cold brewed coffee
> this morning....
> I've done it, and to be honest was quite surprised at how tasty it is. I
> can't imagine what kind of store-bought equipment they convinced you you'd
> need to do it ---I just grind a rather coarse grind of a large volume of
> beans, dump it into a sealable bucket, pour in the cold water (I can't
> recall the proper volume, it was either 1:1 or twice as much water as
> grinds), cover, and let sit for 12-24 hours or so. I give a swirl every
> and again, and ultimately filter the stuff through a gold filter. I
> wouldn't use fabric or paper filters, as they'll absorb some of the oils
> rob you of flavor. Yields nice concentrated stuff, great for iced coffee
> with a shot of cream and no worries about ice dilution. Great for those
> summer music festival weekends, or car camping when it's hot hot hot and
> don't want to mess with a stove....
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Ryan M. Ward <
> silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
> > wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > I doubt this email will reach you but what the heck. Has anyone here
> > cold brewing? I just discovered it over the holiday.
> > Personally, I prefer iced coffee over hot. For Christmas, my Mother in
> > got me a Ronco cold brewing kit thing: http://www.ronco.com/coffeetime/.
> > I was a little skeptical about it because it involves letting the beans
> > steep in cold water for 8 to 12 hours(not to mention that I generally am
> > skeptical of As seen on TV products) but I am finding that the taste is
> > distinctive. I believe that Seattle's Best uses a similar technique to
> > produce their iced coffee in house.
> > The basic set up is very simple, you grind the beans for a regular drip
> > brewer, let them brew in cold water for 8 to 12 hours and then filter
> > through a good filter (The Ronco comes with a cotton thick filter, I am
> > sure if a gold filter will work, I don't see why not.) The instructions
> > you add 8 oz beans (I think this is by weight), to 48 fluid oz of water.
> > This produces a concentrated coffee base which you can dilute
> > (approx. 1 to 1 ratio base to water). Ronco claims the base will retain
> > flavor in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (which I do not believe for
> > minute but am going to experiment with).
> > Ronco is not the only company to produce such a system, I believe
> > Best has a couple different types(theirs appear to be of higher quality).
> > Ryan M. Ward
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