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Coffee Brewed with Cold Water?

nooodles | May 24, 2005 11:34 AM

I was looking up instructions on how to use my cone drip coffee filter (the kind you put on top of your mug), when I came across a website that suggested that coffee steeped in cold water was less acidic. Has anyone tried this? They sell a contraption for it, but I assume you could steep it in any container and then run it through a coffee filter. Their instructions:

-Cold water brewing eliminates 66% of coffee acids.
-Place a pound of coarsely ground coffee in the top container, fill with cold water and let steep overnight. (Do not stir.)
-Remove plug to filter coffee concentrate into glass carafe.
-Add to cup with hot or cold water before drinking; start with 1 part concentrate to 3 parts water, then adjust measure to taste.
-tore the rest in the fridge for future use.
-he resulting taste is that of a strong but smooth coffee, without sharp edges. You may not need to add as much sugar or cream to tone down the taste.

For those of you who were recently looking into those plastic cone drips, they're $2.50 at Peet's (vs. $3 at Sur la Table). I've linked a photo below, but don't be fooled by that $12.99 sticker price.It's just a piece of plastic. Don't pay more than $3.


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