Info: Brewing Core, Spinning Flavor Mixer & Glass Carafe
If you like caffeine boost from good brewed coffee but find it doesn't always agree with you, you might want to try a concentrated cold brew system, which can be far less bitter and two-thirds less acidic than hot brewed coffee. And while it does take up to a day before it's ready, it's quick to prepare (just scoop some coffee in, slowly pour in a few cups of water, and pop it in the fridge), and you can make enough concentrate for about a dozen (or as many as 16) cups at once, which will keep for up to two weeks. This system comes with everything you need (except the coffee, water and flavorings) to easily make iced coffee (or frappuccinos or moka glacés) like a champ right from the get go.
There are three main components to the Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker:
The 1.6 Quart / 1.5 L Glass Carafe (shown filled, in the second photo), which is made of borosilicate, temperature safe, glass, and has a non- slip silicone base, and a top with a pouring spout and screw-in cap made of BPA-free plastic.
The Brewing Core, a BPA-free plastic cylinder with a Stainless Steel Mesh filter, and a hinged loop on top to raise and lower it into place.
The Spinning Flavor Mixer, to stir up the oils in the concentrate when they settle, and to mix the milk or cream or sugar etc. you add when you use the carafe as a serving vessel.
All these parts are dishwasher safe (top rack, for the non-glass parts).
There is also a large fold-out Care and Instructional sheet included, which contains recipes.
Add the appropriate amount of fresh coarsely ground coffee to the filter core: up to 8 ounces or 16 tablespoons, for full capacity. Then insert the core into the carafe.
Pour in cold water: start slowly with just a cup of water poured directly on the grounds, to dampen them. Then gradually add more, until the grounds are completely submerged. (The carafe can take 40 ounces, altogether, with the core in filled with 16 tbsp. of grounds.)
Screw on the cover, and put the carafe in the fridge (it will fit in most doors) to brew for 12 to 24 hours.
Remove the core (and discard the wet grounds, and rinse the core). There will now be up to 36 ounces of coffee concentrate, which can stay fresh in the fridge to be used for up to 14 days.
Insert the Spinning Flavor Mixer into the carafe, and pump it up and down to mix the concentrate, when you want to use some, because the natural oils and flavor tend to settle to the bottom.
To serve, pour some of the concentrate into a glass or mug, add an equal part of diluent (water, milk, cream, whether alone or in combination) and ice, plus your preferred sweetener, to taste.
If you want to create a flavoured ice coffee right in the carafe, retain about a third of the concentrate in it, add the other ingredients, and combine them with the Spinning Flavor Mixer.