MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,611 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
Espresso: KvdW Speedster Grinder: Versalab M3 Grinder Vac Pot: A bit too many Drip: Bonavita Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Sat Aug 6, 2011, 1:45am Subject: Re: Aeropress Cold Brew Coffee
Steve - only reason why I'm not replying is I have written a big opinion article about the whole cold / iced / slow brew coffee thing. Letting my plan out of the bag a bit here, but
- posting four cold coffee methods (two more to come - I have a stumble on the Vietnamese Coffee article, which is next) - once the four are posted, posting an op/ed piece on cold brew coffee and some current trends.
A lot of what you posted is actually stuff I write about in the op/ed piece.
My technique at work is to brew concentrate into the most massive mug in the community cupboard, using it as a heat sink to cool the brew substantially. I then pour it in my insulated cup (usually), then, and ice and dairy it as wished.
The reason we need to pre-heat our nice ceramic mugs is the same reason a cool one is great for prepping such brew for drinking cold!
The Coava is the best metal filter I've used with the Aero. Not as good as poly -- but darned close. There's a constraint method I want to implement with the darned thing, but haven't gotten around to a mod/fab to help me do that yet. Doggonit life's too busy.
Has anyone tried adding sugar to the ground coffee in the AP (or, I suppose for any brewing method)? I made one of these AP iced coffees today and added a teaspoon of raw granular sugar to the grounds before pouring in the 90C water. Didn't have to worry about dissolution in cold water and I thought it tasted good, but is there any drawback to doing it this way?
So this write-up pushed me over the edge and I bought my first Aeropress from Venia Coffee (first time buying from them, but they had it to me next day, so just giving them a public thumbs up). Been wanting to buy one for awhile, so this gave me a good enough reason to jump on it. Aside from my wife being a little un-excited to have another coffee toy in the kitchen, she wasn't complaining after i figured out how to use it properly. Again, great write up.
Anyone have a favorite roast style in the Aeropress for iced? Always looking to try something new.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.