Immersion Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher vs. Mason Jar

Immersion Cold Brew Coffee Maker

My immersion cold brew device was for a long time the humble mason jar with some sort of filtration. My Filtron went to my mom, who got hooked on cold brew, and since I didn’t use it often enough, it had to change owners. My wife didn’t quite like the Filtron because it was taking too much space.

The fabric filter in a mason jar worked perfectly for me and I thought there was no need to change. Initially, I used a cotton bag as the filter, and to be honest I loved it.

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How to Make Coffee Without Electricity?

Can we really make coffee without electricity?

There are various ways to make a joe without a coffee maker, or even without electricity. You can even make coffee without a source of heat, in other words without hot water.

Wait, don’t tell me you don’t even have a coffee pot. Don’t worry, we can show you even a way to make coffee without a pot. Depending on your setting, budget, and the pretentiousness of your taste buds, you can choose between the various solutions.

Coffee pot on open fire (actually a kettle)

Hot Brew vs Cold Brew – Which Is Better?

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5 Health Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee – Why Is Cold Brew Better than Drip Coffee

Brewing cold brew coffee with a cotton bag

Cold Brew Filter BagCold brew, drip, or espresso, any sort of brewed coffee is good for us in moderation. There are numerous health benefits from drinking coffee. Coffee can boost the athletic performance, reduce risk of: diabetes, colon cancer, gall stones, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as improve the liver health. Cold brew, however, is particularly beneficial to our health, while reducing some of the side effects associated with consuming coffee. This is because the chemical profile of coffee brewed with cold water is different. I am not saying you should stop drinking your daily espresso, if your body agrees with it.… Read more

Dutch Cold Brew Coffee – What Is it and How to Make it?

Yama Cold Brew Tower

Dutch Cold Brew Coffee on the street in Taiwan

Thanks to the innovations of baristas, the world of coffee is ever-evolving. We are always trying to find the best way to preserve and enhance the delicate flavors of coffee beans to create the perfect brew—but this isn’t new. Centuries before Starbucks, about three hundred years ago, the Dutch discovered a way to brew coffee that creates quite possibly the finest coffee taste to date, and it’s making a quick comeback. The Dutch might have forgotten the method, but the Japanese and the Koreans developed the method and transformed it into art.

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Best Coffee for Cold Brew – How To Choose the Best Coffee Beans for Cold Brew

The best roast for cold brew

Toddy Cold Brew Coffee SystemI just roasted a batch of what I like to call “the best beans for cold brew”. I like to roast my own beans, but I rarely have enough time for this. I usually find what I need at the local roasters around home, or on Internet. This time, however, I wanted something special, so I took the time to roast myself. Total success. I am not going to discuss roasting here, I will only show you how to pick a great coffee for your cold brew, and I’ll do a couple short reviews for beans that I tried before.

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Coffee Hurts My Stomach – How to Deal with Stomach Pain from Coffee

Stomach Ache

Coffee Hurts my StomachMany people get stomach pain from drinking coffee, and they think there is nothing to be done. Some stop drinking coffee completely, some lower the consumption, and some will just suffer in silence. The reality is that you don’t have to suffer; there are a few ways to minimize the impact of caffeine on your stomach.

The most efficient ways to avoid stomach pain, while enjoying a decent cup of joe, are low acid beans, decaf, (or half decaf), milk addition, selective brew type, and specific roast levels. There are three other simple tips to avoid coffee related stomach aches.

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Primula Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Iced Coffee Excellence

Primula Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Primula Cold Brew Coffee MakerPrimula Cold Brew coffee maker is one of the best rated brewers, and it is slightly cheaper that the competition. Toddy, Filtron and Oxo are all more expensive, but the reality is that Primula works just as well as the more popular ones.

There are a few key differences between the two cold brewing systems, and we will show you these differences, but ultimately, the brewing method is  the same.

If you already own the Primula brewer, you should check our comprehensive tutorial on how to make Cold Brew. That article is here: Perfect Cold Brew at Home.

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Iced Coffee Recipe – Coffee Ice Cubes in Milk

Coffee with Coffee Ice Cubes

pouring milk over coffee ice cubesThis is an iced coffee recipe that uses coffee ice cubes in milk, or water, and not regular ice cubes in coffee, as you can find in most of the coffee shops.

Making iced coffee at home is easier than you think, and many people just do it without any recipe, or instructions. If you really want your iced coffee to taste great, better than the iced coffee at Starbucks, or Dunkin Donuts, you need some tips. There are some tricks to ensure your coffee doesn’t oxidize and taste stale, and it has enough kick to pick you up when you need it.

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Quick Cold Brew Coffee – How to Make a Cold Brew Coffee in 3 Minutes

iced coffee in glasses

black iced coffeeCold pressed coffee, most commonly known as cold brew coffee, is the best way to brew coffee for people with sensitive stomachs. It is also the best coffee brewing method to make an iced coffee, because the coffee is already cold. Many people enjoy more the cold pressed coffee than hot brewed methods because there are certain flavors that will be lost at higher temperatures. That’s valid the other way around too, high temperature brewing will extract great flavors from coffee, but they are lost once the coffee has cooled, and in fact, cooling hot brewed coffee is not a great idea.

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Best Cold Brew Coffee Maker – Toddy vs Filtron vs Oxo

Ice Coffee Glass
Iced coffee made with oxo cold brew
Coffee from Oxo Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

If you are looking to buy a cold brew coffee maker, you have a relatively simple task, there aren’t too many options on the market, and the few options available, are relatively similar in functionality, features, and price. You can skip to the second half of the article for the comparison.

Cold brew is getting more and more attention from the coffee lovers’ world, and there are a few reasons for that. One of the most frequent reasons are health related, if you didn’t know cold brew, (not cold coffee), is less irritating for stomach and tummy.

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Best Ways to Brew Coffee

Change Your Morning Coffee Brew

Are you tired of your morning coffee routine? Do you feel like you have a lot more to explore in the world of coffee brewing? This page explores the most popular, and the best ways to brew coffee.

Drip coffee is good and convenient, but it does leave some place for improving, doesn’t it? So you want to make the perfect cup of coffee. Then it’s about time to try a new brewing method. We have described on this page the most popular ways of brewing coffee.

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