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Cold Brew and Cold Drip Coffee Maker

Cold brew and cold drip coffee are two extremely popular alternative brewing methods. When compared with other manual brewing methods like the Aeropress, batch brew, moka pots or pour over, cold brew /cold drip is always our go to in those hot summer months!

Cold brew coffee makers and cold drip coffee makers are becoming a trend in our range of portable coffee makers. With summers heat almost never ending in Australia the demand for cold brew is ever increasing from our coffee lovers!

What is Cold Brew? It is coffee brewed using a cold coffee maker with cold water over the course of several hours. This simple brewing process involves extracting different components from the beans lowering the acidity and bitterness while unmasking the smooth, naturally sweet, complex origin flavours of your favourite coffee.

And now how to make cold brew coffee? This process requires coarse-ground coffee beans that are soaked in water for a prolonged period of time, usually 12 hours or more. Brewers include the BodyBrew, Bruer, Toddy cold brew and Hario brewer. The water is normally kept at room temperature, but chilled water can also be used.

The coffee grounds must be filtered out of the water after they have been steeped using a paper coffee filter, a fine metal sieve. This coffee naturally seems sweeter due to its lower acidity. The result is a coffee concentrate that is often diluted with water or milk, and can be served hot, over ice, or blended with ice and other ingredients such as chocolate.

Cold brew coffee at home has never been easier. This style of brew is super easy to whip up, you can choose if you're going to brew a 'ready to drink' batch or a cold brew 'concentrate'. The amazing part of cold brew coffee is now with so many recipes out there, anyone can do it. People have even used french presses or mason jars to brew up a batch!

What is Cold Drip? Cold drip coffee is very similar to cold brew. However instead of having the coffee submerged in water for 12-24 hours, water is passed through the coffee slowly usually in a period of 3-5 hours.

Cold drip allows you to control the flow rate via the turn of a tap. This generally requires slightly more expensive water drip coffee makers like the Hario, Kalita, Tiamo or Yama range of Cold Drip Towers.

These brewers range in size from home units to commercial drip coffee makers. Flavour-wise, drip cold brew coffee tends to be a bit lighter and brighter than immersion cold brew coffee.

Make sure to pair your cold brew / cold drip maker with one of our home coffee grinders or manual hand grinders for consistently delicious coffee! Some of our favourite home brew grinders are the Baratza and Eureka automatic grinders. When it comes to our personal favourites from hand grinders look no further than the Comandante, Porlex and Timemore range!

The rise in polarity of cold coffee can be attributed to our hot summers and new found love for everything coffee, especially iced coffee. Once people realise just how easy it is, it has become part of their daily routine. This is in part as with cold brew kit it is easy to brew and store!

How do I make cold brew?

  • Add 50g of coarse ground coffee to the bottom of the brewing unit
  • Pour approximately 500-600 ml of cold water over the grounds gently
  • Gently stir to get out all of the grounds soaked.
  • Allow the french press to sit for 8-12 hours at room temperature
  • Press down on the plunger, and filter slowly
  • The cold brew concentrate is ready, throw it into the fridge till cold.
  • Serve into mug or carafe and drink as is or with ice cubes
  • Feel free to add some water to the concentrate if it’s too strong or add some of your favourite type of milk!
  • Enjoy!

Is cold brew stronger than coffee?

Due to the method of extraction, brew ratio and the duration of time the coffee grounds are immersed in water, it creates a higher concentration of caffeine and therefore is stronger than your regular cappuccino.

How long do I need to leave my cold brew before it’s ready?

Cold brew is usually only ever left for 12-24 hours. Best served with ice and if a dash of milk if you prefer!

What’s the difference between cold brew and cold drip?

What is Cold Brew? It is coffee brewed using a cold coffee maker with cold water over the course of several hours. This simple brewing process involves extracting different components from the beans lowering the acidity and bitterness while unmasking the smooth, naturally sweet, complex origin flavours of your favourite coffee. Cold Drip coffee is exactly what it sounds like. The device usually consists of three compartments. One with water and ice, the other with coffee grounds and lastly the vessel in which the brewed coffee is dripped into. Generally cold drip brewers can control the flow rate which determines the level of extraction and time spent brewing. This flexibility means you can brew to your preferred taste!