Some people are wine aficionados, some people are beer connoisseurs, some people juggle geese. I am a lover of coffee, and I quite seriously brew the best of coffee that you haven’t had.
Now, here’s the deal. I have for all my life been drinking coffee using a system called “cold-brewing”. My dad did it, and when I got my own place, I started doing it. Cold brewing removes the bulk of the acidic, bitter taste from your beans, allowing you to actually experience the flavor of your coffee. Got a nice french vanilla blend, and you’d like to taste the vanilla? Try cold-brewing.
In the interest of full disclosure, I will say this. If you click on the link I’m going to embed in this post, and end up buying something, I get paid. But at the same time, I wouldn’t recommend that you buy something that sucked. Every single person I’ve ever given a cup of my cold-brewed coffee to has told me it’s the best coffee they’ve ever had. Straight up the best.
The system works like this. I take 1 pound of beans, and grind them using a medium coarse grind. I then take the pound of beans, and put it in the Big White Thingy (there is a name for it, but I don’t care) which has the special thickass filter at the bottom. I then add 8 or 9 cups of water and let that sucker sit for 12-16 hours. After the time, I drain the resulting liquid into a decanter, which goes into the fridge. The liquid is the Toddy Concentrate, which is the heart of cold brewed coffee. When I want a cup of joe, I just heat up some water, and add my hot water to 1 or 2 oz (1 or 2 shots) of the concentrate, and BAMF, best coffee ever.
You can go to Toddy Cafe’s website by clicking that link. They’re “the guys” for cold brewed coffee. If you don’t want to buy the whole system, but want to try the coffee itself, you can get packs of the concentrate from their site.
I realize that this entire post sounds like an infomercial, but I really do love cold-brewed coffee. I haven’t sold out – the only adds you’ll see on the site are for Toddy Coffee.