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  • Cold Brew Coffee vs Hot Espresso Coffee ???

    Been reading up on Cold brew coffee and you can google it or youtube it.

    Basically get fresh ground coffee add water in container with coffee, let sit overnight 12hrs and then next day filter out. Youve now got COLD BREW coffee which depending on how much water u had can be concentrated or not. But supposedly tastes better and has 67% less acid than conventional brewing.


    Has anybody tried this?

    Opinions?

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    Re: Cold Brew Coffee vs Hot Espresso Coffee ???

    sampan,

    Known here as Cold Press or CP.....

    Javaphile (a mod ) is a big fan

    Have a read of http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1136514307#8

    Also do a Google search of the site for CP and you will have lots of info.

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    • #3
      Re: Cold Brew Coffee vs Hot Espresso Coffee ???

      Too quick JB.

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      • #4
        Re: Cold Brew Coffee vs Hot Espresso Coffee ???

        CP and I go way back. Tis great stuff!


        Java "CP Rocks!" phile
        Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JavaB View Post
          sampan,

          Known here as Cold Press or CP.....

          Javaphile (a mod ) is a big fan

          Have a read of http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1136514307#8

          Also do a Google search of the site for CP and you will have lots of info.
          I keep google searching and trying to get to old links... but they just send me back to the forum homepage...

          are links old or something?

          thanks

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          • #6
            A great cold brew device is a 'toddy'.. google it, you get some great results, but it's heavy on the dose.

            Benefit with cold brew is that the lack of oils mean that the coffee will taste fresh for quite some time. You could brew a batch (1L+) and it can sit in the fridge for over a week without noticable loss in quality.. makes a great espresso martini too!!

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            • #7
              Just done my first cold brew and run into one problem... I didn't brew enough and now have to wait another 10-11 hours for more. Absolutely beautiful, I'm sold on it. Brewed the primitive way but it's still great. May have to invest in a cold drip set up soon

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              • #8
                And you microwave it or heat it in a saucepan to get it hot again?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by thegoner View Post
                  And you microwave it or heat it in a saucepan to get it hot again?
                  Yikes!!! Please don't ever mention microwaves or saucepans when referring to coffee brewing methodologies... ever again!

                  Quoting from Wiki we have the following:

                  "Cold brew or cold press refers to the process of steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water for an extended period. It is also sometimes referred to as Toddy coffee which is a trademarked cold brewing system.The cold-press process requires grinding: coarse-ground beans are soaked in water for a prolonged period of time, usually 12 hours or more. The water is normally kept at room temperature, but chilled water can also be used. The grounds must be filtered out of the water after they have been steeped using a paper coffee filter, a fine metal sieve, a French press or felt in the case of the Toddy system. The result is a coffee concentrate that is often diluted with water or milk, and can be served hot, over ice, or blended with ice and other ingredients such as chocolate.
                  Cold brewed coffee naturally seems sweeter due to its lower acidity. Because the coffee beans in cold-press coffee never come into contact with heated water, the process of leaching flavor from the beans produces a different chemical profile from conventional brewing methods.[1]
                  Cold brew coffee is not to be confused with iced coffee, which generally refers to coffee that is brewed hot and then chilled by pouring over or adding ice, though it can refer to cold brew coffee served on ice.
                  Cold brew coffee originated in Japan when it was introduced by Dutch traders from Indonesia in 1609. For this reason it is known as Dutch coffee (ダッチ・コーヒー dacchi kōhii?). It is sometimes brewed in large glassware devices, which are particularly conspicuous in Kyoto, due to the Kyoto/Kansai area coffee chain Holly's Cafe (ホリーズカフェ Horiizu Kafe?), and thus this style is sometimes known in English as "Kyoto coffee".[citation needed]"

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                  • #10
                    So, given that the quote say you can serve it hot (not that this option appeals to me), how do you serve it hot?

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                    • #11
                      ^

                      You cut it with hot water at whatever strength ratio you want to drink it at.

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                      • #12
                        Cold brew is awesome on a hot day. My local cafe where I use to live use to do a cold brew. You could choose to have it straight, or with condensed milk. Tasted great!

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                        • #13
                          I also found cold brew generally sweeter in comparison with expresso coffee

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                          • #14
                            hi Concept....... and welcome to CS.

                            "Expresso coffee" is way too fast and sour for me and will never be sweet.

                            I like mine a little slower and syrupy sweet at ........espresso speed. ;-)

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