Info: 1.5 L (50 fl. oz) Capacity
S&H included in Canada. Cold brew coffee has many advantages, but until now, it's major drawback has been the brewing time: many systems require you to prepare it a full day in advance. The Dash Rapid Cold Brew System changes all that with its innovative, pump-activated "cold boil" design, enabling you to make up to seven servings of a ready-to-drink cold brew in just five minutes, or as much as 16 servings from a more concentrated version (depending on how much grounds you use) in 5-15 minutes.
Cold brewed coffee (which just uses cold water, without exposing the coffee grounds to heat) has several advantages: it produces far less acid content (so is easier on the stomach); it has a smoother, less bitter taste (so you'll be less inclined to smother it with sugar or cream); it 'keeps' much longer - up to ten days, in the fridge (so you won't need to throw any out if you make a full pot thinking others might drink some later); and it's quite versatile.
Dash Rapid Cold Brew System Technical Specifications:
- Includes: Carafe (1.5 liter / 50 fl. oz Capacity), Reusable Filter, Instruction Manual, Filter Holder
- Materials: BPA-free Tritan Polymer Plastic, Metal, Stainless Steel
- Power: uses an adapter which plugs into a standard 110/120 A/C outlet; no battery used
- Dimensions: 10 inches High x 13.5 inches Wide x 6 inches Deep
This three panel photo first gives an 'exploded' view of the various parts which make up each of its two containers; then shows how the coffee grounds get scooped into the left-hand chamber (with lower part of the grounds guard in place on its bottom, and the top part removed); while the cold water gets poured into the empty carafe on the right.
Then -- after you insert the top part of the grounds guard, and close both lids, and dial in the desired brewing time with the large knob on the base below the grounds container, and press its power button to begin -- this four panel photo shows how the pump in the base first draws the pure water from the carafe and transfers it to the grounds container, where it circulates and causes the grounds to rise up; and then the now coffee-bearing water begins to transfer back from the left-hand container through the stem in the middle of the carafe; and gradually bubbles out of the top of that stem, refilling the carafe; until its contents become quite a lot darker with the concentrated cold-brewed coffee, as the grounds descend in the left-hand chamber.
* You can drink cold-brew as-is, at various temperatures (it can be warmed in the microwave, e.g.), if you make it at 'normal' strength, with shorter brewer times. Or you can make it quite concentrated (through a combination of brewing time and the amount of coffee grounds used), and then mix it with water, ice, hot or cold milk, ice cream, liquor, etc. It can be diluted at a 4:1 ratio when made to its highest concentration.