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Cold-brew coffee

Monday, July 09, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Last week I read an article in the NY Times about cold-brew coffee and decided to try it. Permalink to this paragraph

I'm drinking a cup now. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named toddy.jpgHow it works. You buy a special plastic brewing container, it holds about a half gallon of water and one pound of coffee. There's a hole at the bottom of the container, which takes a plug, and has a place to lay a filter which is about 1/2 inch thick, made of some kind of fiber. You let the whole thing stand for 3 or 12 hours (depending on whose instructions you're following) and then pull the plug and put the plastic container on top of a carafe designed to fit under it. Let it drip for about 1/2 hour and then put the carafe in the fridge. The next morning it's cold and ready to make into iced coffee, or to be diluted (it creates a concentrated coffee) and zapped in a microwave.  Permalink to this paragraph

It's supposed to create radically better coffee. Permalink to this paragraph

As I said, I'm drinking a cup now, and it doesn't taste any different from hot-brewed coffee. I'll try some iced coffee later, but I'm not expecting radically greater coffee. Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, the Times article reads like a blog post. Permalink to this paragraph

Just thought I'd mention that. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

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