A nice pot of cold-brewed coffee
Most of you know from previous blogs, I drink coffee but lately it has been bothering my stomach and by the time I get to finish the pot, I am getting tired of it.
Last week I did some work on Tims Ford lake (I know, tough duty) and a fellow brought the coffee. Wow! He boils his coffee and I don't think he knows what a strainer is. I had to get my teeth re-surfaced after that experience!
That got me thinking about my coffee again and I may have mentioned that I was going to start grinding my own beans and was even researching roasting them in a popcorn popper. All well and good but while I was doing this research I ran across cold-brewing and decided to try it.
Folks, as much as I enjoy the smell of coffee brewing, I may never go back, or I'll brew some for the smell, but not to drink. The resulting brew was smooth without the back-bite on the sides of the tongue and no stomach upset.
I quietly replaced my mother-in-law's morning coffee and noticed she drank it all and wanted more. Not a normal thing so I asked her if she liked the coffee. She did and asked if I had changed brands. Nope, same stuff.
If I brew too much, which I haven't yet, it will hold nicely until the next day and I don't put it in the refrigerator. With summer coming up, it will make perfect ice coffee without the loss of flavor from melting ice cubes.
This may not be new to some of you. If not, let us know why you cold-brew.
Espoontoon, since I do not have to fit my coffee brewer I can now use that reusable filter you gave me. (or loaned me)
I simply use an extra coffee pot that was left after a brewer died, fill it with the number of cups wanted (usually all) then add the coffee grounds and mix with a spoon. The one caveat, I do this 12 hours before I want the coffee, so I will brew my next pot around 5-6 P.M. this afternoon.
Tomorrow I will pour it through a screened strainer to get the larger grounds, then through the reusable or a regular coffee filter. I still use my coffee maker to hold the filter, but I get my first cup right away, then pour the rest in and let it drain through to another coffee pot.
No heat used until I warm it in the microwave or heat the pot, if I heat it at all.