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Cold Brew Season | The Sweetness

Summer is coming! As temps climbed into the low 90s, we decided it was time to start prepping for cold brew season. We talk home-brew vs. store bought and sample different serving options.

EPISODE
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Cold Brew Season | The Sweetness

Summer is coming! As temps climbed into the low 90s, we decided it was time to start prepping for cold brew season. We talk home-brew vs. store bought and sample different serving options.

 

Show Notes

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Episode timestamps

4:17 - Greg's homemade cold brew

12:52 - Terrible wrestler

20:59 - Pros and cons of making your own home brew

26:12 - The in-laws Cuban coffee

30:12 - Rumchata?!

31:54 - Chameleon Organic Cold Brew Concentrate

35:19 - Gold Chains – The Gatekeeper

41:54 - Straining your cold brew

42:30 - Broken carafes – it’s an epidemic

45:34 - That bacon grease container next to the stove

58:45 - Cooking up simple syrups

1:03:15 - That Walter Payton “Sweetness”

1:06:20 - Mason jars

1:08:14 - “Drinking Hot Coffee Keeps You Cooler”

1:10:32 - “Cannabis Infused Coffee”

1:12:40 - Traffic Tickets

1:21:35 - New Barn Barista almond milk

1:25:28 - “Certain Food-Borne Pathogens Can’t Survive in Cold Brew”

1:27:18 - George ordered the American Press (hardware review coming soon)

1:34:18 - Shout Outs and Closing

Cold Brew Samplings

  • Cold Brew (home brewed) – Huckleberry Roasters Sulawesi Tana Toraja
  • Chameleon Cold Brew concentrate (store bought)

Home Brewing Notes:

Greg ended up steeping at a 1:8 ratio, roughly (12oz coffee:100oz water)

Steeped in a large, one-gallon glass jar

End product was slightly bitter – this was likely due to two factors:

  • steep time too long
  • inconsistent grind from my grinder

Pros of making your own cold brew:

  • Unlimited potential with notes, steep time, etc. You get to exercise control
  • Bulk production. A $16 bag of coffee will last you a week or more
  • Impress your friends?

Cons of making your own cold brew:

  • If you mess it up, you’ve tricked off an entire bag of coffee
  • Container size/storage
  • Work. No instant gratification. It takes a while. Anywhere from 12-24 hours.
  • Straining. This can be a big pain if you don’t have something like a fine cheesecloth bag for easy removal of coffee grounds/liquid straining.

We Sampled Cold Brew Coffee 3 Ways Today:

  1. Straight up
  2. With soda water
  3. With simple syrup and cream Drinking Hot Coffee Keeps You Cooler

COFFEE NEWS

Drinking Hot Coffee Keeps You Cooler

Getting into summer. People may not want to drink hot coffee when it’s 110° F out, but according to this hot drinks keep you cooler. http://sprudge.com/hot-coffee-does-a-better-job-of-cooling-you-down-than-cold-drinks-do-132888.html

Chill Brew: Cannabis-Infused Cold Brew By Magic Number

http://sprudge.com/magic-number-cannabis-cold-brew-128872.html

Certain Food-Borne Pathogens Can’t Survive In Cold Brew, Says Science

http://sprudge.com/food-borne-pathogens-cant-survive-in-cold-brew-study-finds-125666.html

American Press - New French press design/company/product

https://www.itsamericanpress.com/collections/consumer

Product Links

Anchor Hocking Glass Jar with Hinged Lid

Bormioli Glass Pitcher (for storing your finished cold brew)

Nut Milk Bag (for easy filtering and straining of your cold brew)

Chameleon Organic Cold Brew Concentrate

Ball Glass Jars

Credits

Intro music credit:“Substance” by Grizzly Beats.

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