Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

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Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby phil » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:14 am

http://boingboing.net/2011/11/14/howto-attain-radical-hotel-roo.html

This guy claims he made cold-brew coffee at Burning Man using this method. I need my coffee in the morning, and I need it hot, so I'm not sure this is of interest to me, but those of you camping without stoves may find this fills a need.

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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:31 am

...usually imported from Asia or Eastern Europe, where they are still barely legal ...

Honestly, Phil, we worry about you.

Me, I am okay with a mouthful of instant. :)

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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Elorrum » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:32 am

I make a cold brew concentrate. soak coffee over night, drain off concentrate. (my filter container takes 7 cups of water to one pound of coffee) I drain off about a one liter soda bottle of concentrate. Refrigeration suggested after it's brewed. It's gaaaauugg, kind of strong to drink straight, but doable if necessary (late night driving) and is cheaper than a noxious energy drink. Add water hot or cold, sugar, milk (powdered milk) very nice. Very smooth, does have sort of a mocha taste as this guy notes. On playa, making the brew could be messy, but I can see the possibility, if the stove breaks, fuel runs out, etc.
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:53 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
...usually imported from Asia or Eastern Europe, where they are still barely legal ...

Honestly, Phil, we worry about you.

Me, I am okay with a mouthful of instant. :)



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Postby gyre » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:53 pm

Don't make yourself crazy.

I like the Coffeetime myself.

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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:16 pm

I love cold filtered coffee- just start off with good quality beans because you will really taste them. Like Elorrum said- what you make is a base, you add water to dilute it to drinking strength. You could easily add hot water to get hot coffee (personally, I like my playa coffee chilled- it's a little more refreshing to me).

It is a mess to make- I agree with Elorrum again on just bringing the filtered concentrate.
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby forty_eight » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:58 pm

I have past experience with the Toddy maker ... good stuff.

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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby BBadger » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:13 pm

The article is damn straight about the Aeropress. It's the only way I brew coffee these days, short of a Phin brewer for some Vietnamese coffee I bought (which is also mentioned in the iced coffee article linked in that site).

With the article's credibility firmly established... now I need to try that cold brew.
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Canoe » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Freeze the cold brewed coffee in an ice cube tray.
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Turtleburp » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:40 pm

Add vodka & kahlua + shake
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:52 pm

BBadger wrote:The article is damn straight about the Aeropress. It's the only way I brew coffee these days,


Hey...one of few people who know and love the Aeropress! I've been using mine for years...mostly for backcountry camping...but when I want a good shot of espresso at home, out it comes! Awesome little thing!
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:59 pm

Turtleburp wrote:Add vodka & kahlua + shake


Every time I do that I end up spilling some.


Oh.... did you mean the drink? My bad.
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:46 pm

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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby TT120 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:12 pm

Goddammit, that is fucking awesome!

I like my coffee hot so I use a Jetboil with the french press thingy for 2 cups of fresh brewed coffee in about 3 minutes.
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby tamarakay » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:23 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Image

Hot coffee is available every morning on a certain big white boat!


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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby graidawg » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:37 pm

camp coffee. that is all
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Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Elorrum » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:45 pm

graidawg wrote:camp coffee. that is all

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