There’s a new cold brew coffee maker out there. And it’s fast. Just 4 minutes to your cold brew happiness. FrankOne started in Bogota, Colombia as a Kickstarter campaign. The idea was to brew using vacuum called VacTec™.
It brews using a reusable filter. It pulls the water using vacuum through the coffee grounds. Hot coffee can brew in a mere 30 seconds! It takes just 4 minutes for cold brew instead of 8-12 hours.
Jägermeister has indeed developed a blend of their Jägermeister in an herbal (blend of 56 herbs, blossoms, roots, fruit) liqueur with arabica coffee and cacao. It is not yet available but will be the beginning of 2020. You can sign up to be notified on their website: jagermeister.com
It has 33% alcohol, so maybe this won’t be your daytime drink of choice. It is meant to be served in frosty shots (with about 10% of the caffeine found in a normal cup of coffee).
Some people like their coffee hot while some like it cold. There is a difference between iced coffee and cold brew so mistake the two for the same thing. Iced coffee is put on ice after it has been hot brewed. Cold brew never sees warm water.
Hot coffee has more antioxidants than cold brew.
Most cold brew has less caffeine.
Hot coffee makes you feel warm and cozy. People have warmer feelings toward someone holding a hot cup of coffee.
Coffee can help prevent having a heart attack.
A whiff of coffee brewing in the morning can help wake you up and make you feel less stress.
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.
After a recent trip, this member of the Victor Crew wanted to drink cold brew coffee but wasn’t able to make any.
The first one was at a restaurant in Portland, Oregon. One of the more popular brands of coffee in Portland is Stumptown. It is not inexpensive. The 10 oz bottle of cold brew cost $4.50, but it was very good. Given a glass and half and half, I was able to make it tasty.
The other time I bought cold brew was from a Dunkin’ Donuts and had them add half and half. It wasnt as tasty as the more expensive one but it was pretty good as well.
The only other time I tried ready-made cold brew was from a Starbucks. It was actually too strong for me and they left no room to add a lightener.