Cold Brew Coffee – Part 1 of my quest to do it right and do it myself!

Why has it taken me so long to figure out cold brew coffee is the best!!

I drink iced coffee year round, it does not matter how cold it is. I remember grabbing a cold, delicious Yoo-Hoo when I would get off the subway in high school as I hurried into the building. It didn’t matter if there was a foot of snow, I had to have a cold beverage. I have been told that I run very warm, thermal even, so no big shock that I always crave iced coffee.

Now don’t get me wrong, I will get a cup of coffee after dinner when it’s a nice restaurant and we get dessert. But most of my meals are not in nice dressy restaurants where you get coffee afterwards. I go to a local brunch place that keeps carafes of coffee coming to the table, and the servers must hate me because I need multiple glasses of ice to pour my coffee over.

So, why has it taken me this long to consider making my own cold crew at home!!! Dunno, shoulder shrug. But I have commited to myself and my significant other that I would spend the summer perfecting the craft.

Where do I start? Well, I have tried cold brew at a few local premium coffee shops and was very disappointed when it was bitter. Then I realized that all of the coffee was bitter in these shops (don’t even bring up THAT PLACE that can only make bitter coffee, I am talking about local shops that source and roast their own coffee). Having heard that cold brew coffee should not be bitter, I realized that the coffee you use is the most important component. Secondary to that (a very close second) is the way you make your cold brew.

I think I have convinced myself that the Filtron Cold Water Coffee Concentrate Brewer is my best vehicle to deliver the best cold brew at home somewhat easily…..based on both reviews and a few other spots around the internet that mention it.

  • Decision on brewer – check
  • Actually order brewer – probably next week
  • Figure out which coffee to use – deliberating, but leaning towards one of the Trader Joe’s brands….have some ideas
  • Use good water, not that nasty tap water – not a second thought

It’s only a matter of time before I get this one worked out!

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