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Coffee: Roast, Drink, Enjoy!

Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
My understanding is that it basically makes pourover-quality coffee but automatically, and at high volumes. Also has a thermal carafe to keep coffee hot instead of a glass+hotplate which doesn't maintain coffee quality as long or as well (I think?)

That said, there might be other similar machines that cost less out there, like the Bonavita BV01002US Coffee Maker.

In other coffee news, frustrated by the kalita wave filter fiasco (and their being very hard to find right now...) I might just pick up a Bodum pourover brewer, which doesn't use a paper filter at all! Can't run out and get stuck that way!


does the Underpants Dance
How do I make my own cold brew, provided I have the beans? I've been wanting to prep my own decaf cold brew, since that basically doesn't exist anywhere to buy, but I don't know how to like... soak the beans and stuff. Do I just have to find a cold brew making device or something?


...we're shy.
I usually just get a small cheesecloth bag or equivalent (steeping bags), load up with somewhat coarsely ground beans, drop it in a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge for a a night or so before I pull it out and discard the grounds.

I am probably under-doing it, but it tastes good and thats all that matters.

Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
I use a French press for mine, but any old pitcher works fine too if you have something to filter the grounds out. Just grind beans (on the course side like Cyrael said), add room temperature water (I do 3:1 water:beans), leave it sit. I don't actually put mine in the fridge, though, I seal it with clingwrap (because French Press) and leave it on the counter for ~24 hours. I've heard as few as 12 hours or as many as 72, but 24ish seemed like a safe bet and I've had good luck with it.

The coldbrew keeps in the fridge for like, a weekish, and is certainly drinkable longer than that. One thing to keep in mind is that what this makes is a concentrate, and you want to cut it half-and-half with water or milk to get back to regular-strength coffee. Or drink it straight, I'm not the boss of you, whatever. Also you said decaf so I guess it doesn't matter as much for that either. Makes it last longer though!
This thread reminds me. For last x-mas, a friend bought me some Queer Wave Coffee outta Oakland for my secret santa gift. It's pricy but it's pretty dang good. The batch I had was super mellow and delicious. I'd be inclined to purchase on the regular if it weren't for the fact that I gave up coffee a while back in an attempt to both break a caffeine addiction, as well as to help get my GERDs under more control.


Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
Has anyone tried freezing coffee to make coffee ice cubes for later use in iced coffee without watering it down?

I'm fascinated by the concept, and would love to try it out, but when I think about many ice cubes you'd need to take hot coffee and turn it into iced coffee, I feel like you'd basically have to brew as much or more coffee to freeze into cubes as you do just to drink. Although I guess it makes more sense if you go by the pot and have some left over that you can throw in a tray...

I've thought about doing the same for tea, but again, see above. Hmmm...