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Cold-brewed Coffee

mhoffman Jul 8, 2006 10:01 PM

How does one cold brew coffee? I want to try this.

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  1. subinai RE: mhoffman Jul 8, 2006 10:27 PM

    I think you let the grounds steep in the water over a period of time often overnight. I think this is correct, not too sure.

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      mhoffman RE: subinai Jul 8, 2006 11:45 PM

      Isn't a high temperature (~180 ̊F) necessary to extract certain delicious compounds?

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        wleatherette RE: mhoffman Jul 9, 2006 02:56 PM

        cold-brewed coffee is really good for iced coffee drinks. you don't need to water down the drink by adding too much ice, and the flavor is really strong. it's also a lot less acidic than a regular brew.

    2. The Chowhound Team RE: mhoffman Jul 9, 2006 03:05 PM

      The "How to brew cold coffee" replies have been the moved to Home Cooking:


      1. SilverlakeGirl RE: mhoffman Jul 9, 2006 05:21 PM

        Here's a recipe from the Food Maven otherwise known as Arthur Schwartz. I keep meaning to make it:


        1. free sample addict aka Tracy L RE: mhoffman Jul 9, 2006 08:09 PM

          Here is an earlier discussion:


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            jkent RE: mhoffman Jul 9, 2006 08:24 PM

            See http://www.filtron.com - I have been making all of my coffee this way for a few years now. I like the taste - it seems less acidic, and is more convenient. You can buy a pound of coffee, grind it at the store, then use it all while it's fresh by brewing it right away. It also allows you to reclaim counter space taken up by a coffee maker and grinder.

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              mhoffman RE: mhoffman Jul 10, 2006 01:06 PM

              Thanks, all!

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