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Cold brew is a type of coffee brewing method where the coffee is brewed in room temperature over a long period of time, over 12 hours.
Cold brew is NOT the same as iced coffee. With Iced coffee, you brew hot coffee and add ice to it. But with Cold brew, the hot water is replaced with cool water and the coffee is left to brew over a period of minimum of 2 hours and up to 12 or even 24 hours. The outcome of a cold brew is coffee concentrate that you dilute with water or milk.
Because cool water is used in the process of cold brewing, it brings out properties of the coffee ground that are different than what hot water brings. It leaves out the bitterness and acidity of the coffee and gives you a nicer profile of flavors. The coffee concentrate stays fresh for up to 2 weeks in your fridge. Cold Brewing requires a special type of brewer to help with the process. In this post, we’ll look at the best cold brew coffee makers you can buy.
OXO Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker:
Toddy Cold Brew Coffee Maker:
Yama Glass Cold Drip Maker:
OXO Grips Cold Brewer:
Toddy Cold Brewer:
Yama Glass Cold Dripper:
Cold brew coffee certainly has less acidity, and it is noticeably less bitter than regular coffee. But it does not have less caffeine.
Yes, in order to keep your cold brew fresh for up to 2 or 3 weeks, it has to be sealed and kept in the refrigerated.
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Japanese Iced Coffee isn’t exactly the same as cold brew. Also, it isn’t the same as your average iced coffee. It is actually a different method of brewing cold coffee, and it is quick and simple.
In Japanese Iced Coffee, a Chemex is used to brew pour-over coffee (or a Hario dripper), but you’ll only use half the amount of hot water normally used to brew, and replace the rest with ice cubes that will sit in the Chemex or server. What will happen is, you’ll get hot coffee that is immediately met with ice so it cools down instantly. This ensures that all the flavors and aromas of the coffee are locked in and not lost in the brewing process.
So what do you need for Japanese Iced Coffee? If you already have pour-over equipment, then you already have everything you need. If not, here are some suggestions:
a Keurig 2.0 Brewer is the only Keurig that can brew both single cup servings as well a full carafe. The machine is available in a number of models that vary in sizes, so you can choose the right one for your needs.
Keurig K55 is an excellent choice for single cup brewing with a large 48 oz reservoir. Perfect for brewing many cups without the need to refill.
Keurig K15 is perfect for a single user who needs something compact. It has no water reservoir, instead you add a fresh cup of water for every brew. It's very small in size in comparison to other Keurigs.
KitchenAid Personal Coffee Maker
This personal coffee maker by KitchenAid is compact in size and brews directly into your mug or travel mug. Use it with your favorite coffee ground and never worry about coffee pods.
Hamilton Beach Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker
This convenient coffee maker by Hamilton Beach allows you to brew a single cup in different sizes using your favorite coffee ground. It can also adjust the coffee brew from regular to bold. This, in addition to many great features.
Ninja Coffee Bar
The Ninja Coffee Bar gives you the best of all words. It is a single-serve (using coffee ground), it is also able to make a full carafe and specialty coffee drinks.
Keurig K55 Coffee Maker
The Keurig K55 allows you to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup pod, which is available from so many brands like Green Mountain, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and many more. It also has a refillable pod that allows you to use your own coffee ground.
Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker
Keurig 2.0, like the K55, brews K-Cups from many different brands, which doesn't limit your options. The 2.0 model allows you to additionally brew a full carafe along side many different cup sizes.
The Nespresso CitiZ&Milk allows you to brew espresso, and thanks to its built-in frother, you can easily heat and froth milk for drinks like Cappuccino and Latte.
Nespresso Lattissima Pro
The Lattissima Pro takes it up to another level with its fully automated drink preparation. Using the LCD touch screen, choose the drink you want to brew and the Lattissima will do everything else.
Nespresso Evoluo VertuoLine Machine
The Evoluo is part of Nespresso's VertuoLine brewers which allow you to brew a full cup of coffee in addition to espresso and espresso-based drinks. So, if you enjoy your cup of coffee as well as a frothy cup of Cappuccino or Latte, this would be a nice option for you.