Sunday, September 14, 2008
The latest issue of Craft Magazine had an article on making cold-press coffee. This is something I've been interested in doing for a while. I had never had cold-press coffee before, but had heard of its merits. The taste is supposed to be much smoother and the acidity lower. This morning, I woke up bright and early at 6am, showered, dropped S off at work, and then headed out to the farmer's market to get our produce for the week, as well as eggs. When I came home, I was quite chipper, so I thought it would be a good time to do some experimenting with the cold-press coffee. I made the coffee as I normally would in a press, only I used cold, filtered water. I allowed the mixture to sit for 12 hours, and then pressed it. I tried the coffee before putting it in the fridge and it was INCREDIBLE. It really is so much smoother-- I am a definite cold-press convert now. It takes a little forethought, but if you put it in the press at night before going to bed, it will be ready for you in the morning when you wake up. If you want hot coffee, you just heat it up in the microwave or on the stove-- since the beans have already been brewed, the acidity level and taste will not change.
My source for coffee is Drew's Brews, located in Nashville. It is without a doubt the best coffee I've ever had in the United States. You can order it online and have it shipped, so I'm still able to get my fix here in Baltimore.
Posted by Adina at 7:40 PM