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    Cold Drip ratio help

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    Hi everyone,
    I recently bought a Dripster cold drip coffee maker.
    It has a 45g ground coffee capacity and says to put 600ml of water. I feel 600ml of water may dilute it too much so Ive been using about 400 -500ml.
    I was just wondering in regards to the end result how much of the end product should I be drinking in a cup of coffee? I tried 60mls at first but it didn't seem like anywhere near enough. I just have no idea how much I'm supposed to drink. I realize its probably each to their own but is the caffeine content a lot if say I decided to drink 200ml in a sitting?

    Sorry for the stupid question but I'm new to this

    Thanks

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    i use just over 1:10 for cold drip - 115:1200. depending on how well your setup extracts and your grinder, this should give you a strength of between 2 and 3 TDS (where filter is about 1.4 and espresso is about 10). in terms of how much to drink, just up your dose if you until you get jittery haha.
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    The ratio sounds about right, have you made it as instructed and tasted it? If you prefer it another way do it how you like it. As for how much to drink I always calculate based on dry coffee weight as I know how much caffeine I can handle based on that. If you have 200ml at once it's close to 18-20g of dry coffee, so about a double shot of espresso. Whether that is a lot depends on your caffeine tolerance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy656 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I recently bought a Dripster cold drip coffee maker.
    It has a 45g ground coffee capacity and says to put 600ml of water. I feel 600ml of water may dilute it too much so Ive been using about 400 -500ml.
    I was just wondering in regards to the end result how much of the end product should I be drinking in a cup of coffee? I tried 60mls at first but it didn't seem like anywhere near enough. I just have no idea how much I'm supposed to drink. I realize its probably each to their own but is the caffeine content a lot if say I decided to drink 200ml in a sitting?

    Sorry for the stupid question but I'm new to this

    Thanks
    Jimmy welcome to the boards!

    Like everything with coffee, you'll have to make it to your taste. I make my cold drip really strong, 95g to about 700ml. I say about because I don't measure anymore and my end results is filling up 2 x 330ml bottles of black goodness.

    I've read that cold drip is supposed to be light and bring out floral and fruity notes in a lightly roasted coffee. <-- Good for them but not good for me.

    I use the same coffee that I roast for my espresso and that is med/dark roast and there is nothing light and floral about it. Most of the time I get a punch you in the face blast of chocolate and for some people who try it for the first time they end up with a buzz that takes them into the next week. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong but that's how I like it.

    btw. I have a 90ml Duralex glass that I drink from (if measured up probably 70ml cause with the shakes I can't fill to the full 90ml).
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    I usually do about 60 grams ground coffee to about 500mls of ice and water. I use a Puck Puck with my Aeropress and it makes tasty cold drip.

    Being a milk fan I then make an iced coffee with milk and ice cubes probably using about 150 mls the cold drip mix. In summer this is the best picnic coffee options, I fill a small dual walled water bottle with cold drip and take milk and a bag of ice cubes,

    This is super tasty and as dan77 I used mostly the same espresso beans which medium/dark roast as you need it to punch through the milk.
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