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Cold brew season is upon us! For you do-it-yourselfers or those of you who live out of arm’s reach of our Cold Brew Stubbies, we’re sharing a brew guide below on how to make cold brew at home with our favorite home cold water brewer, the Filtron.
Additionally, the folks at Food52 show you how to make cold brew the old fashioned way with a plastic bucket and cheesecloth. Read more here.
And finally, the Aeropress is a great method for making iced coffee at home. It’s not cold brew, mind you, but it makes for a quick and portable, sweet and full-bodied brew that is oh-so-lovely when cooled down. We like the inverted method poured over ice, brewed with a bold blend like our Hair Bender. The ice dilutes the strong brew, so if you choose to water it down a bit, do so sparingly.
FILTRON COLD BREW
What you’ll need:
12 oz (3/4 lbs) of ground coffee
56 oz of cold water
Filtron filter pad
Makes several cups of cold brew concentrate. We recommend a ratio of 1:2 coffee concentrate to water over ice. Takes 12 – 24 hours (we recommend 16 hours.)
1) Grind coffee
2) Rinse filter pad
3) Place filter pad and stopper inside coffee bowl
4) Add coffee, add grounds guard
5) Sealing the hole at the bottom with your finger, fill the water bowl to the ¾ LB line (56oz) with cold water
6) Remove your finger over the coffee bowl and gently set the water bowl in place
7) After brewing, remove the stopper and allow concentrate to drain into the decanter. This may take up to 45 minutes
8) Keep the concentrate refrigerated and dilute to taste
Barista tip 1: Ground coffee should be as coarse as breadcrumbs
Barista tip 2: Clean brewer thoroughly after each use, and store the clean filter pad refrigerated in water