New Orleans Style Cold Brew

We’ve posted about cold brew in the past. We just recently heard of New Orleans style cold brew. Of course we wondered what that is and how it’s made. Here is what we found out.

To make New Orleans cold brew, you need to add chicory to the grounds when you brew them. That may sound a little strange. I remember as a little girl, my grandpa making brewed chicory and drinking it in place of coffee sometimes. Let the grounds and chicory brew for about 12 hours. Using ground chicory, you don’t need too much. Add about a teaspoon or two for every half cup of ground coffee. It is supposed to enrich the taste.

I have seen chicory in tea bags in my grocery store. Perhaps you can open one of them and add to the grounds before cold brewing your coffee.

Twix® Meltdown

Do you like Twix bars? Do you like coffee? What do you think about combining them together? It’s called the Twix Meltdown. The caramel and chocolate get all gooey in the coffee and biscuit becomes soft.

They are making an announcement on April 25, 2019 about a way to get the gadget on their Instagram page. These are the rules for the sweepstakes.

You can see they have even made a little gadget you can use to make it easier to make it.

Cheese Coffee

Yes, you read that title correctly. It seems that cheese coffee is a thing. In Finland, it is called kaffeost. They add cheese to their coffee made from reindeer milk. It’s also known as Finnish Squeaky Cheese or bread cheese. Now we have been putting dairy in our coffee for years, whether it be milk, half & half, or more recently butter.

The cheese is chopped into cubes and melts in the coffee becoming kind of like marshmallows in hot cocoa. The cheese can be made from goat or cow milk too. To get the right texture, the cheese will be curdled, baked, and dried.

This video shows the person cutting the cheese into cubes and making the coffee. You most likely won’t understand what she is saying.

This video shows how to make the cheese: