a smooth cold brew coffee
i’m reminded a Far-Side cartoon drawing where an ape sitting alongside a beach side tells his beach-mate how “you know a banana isn’t just a banana anymore..” same with coffee.
thirty years of drinking coffee on and off, mostly off, etched in stone for me a visual of turning to squeeze a vice between my temporal lobes. the “break-in-case-of-emergency” self-induced pain turned me only a bit more productive in the morning. cold brew coffee flips the vice-pain to a smooth experience. i have no brain or stomach pains as it is low in acid and i’m a bit more productive with a decent buzz. i pour a 1/4th cup of organic light roast coffee beans into a burr grinder and let sit with water in a repurposed tall jar with a tight lid. occasionally during the day i toss the jar to and fro to encourage the cold seeping of the grinds. in the mornings i pour the 22 hour cold brew with grinds into an organic hemp bag over a tin pot and wrench tight.
if you’re into the flavor of coffee then a hot coffee brew on ice may be your best option. i’ll try that another day.
avoid coffee mold
my vegan friend Dakota warned me of U.S. coffee mycotoxins mold as the U.S. does not have regulations on the mold. i’m on a quest to find a way to measure and reduce coffee bean mycotoxin. one shortcut is to purchase mycotoxin OTA – free coffee beans. no affiliation here.
a probiotic cold brew coffee DIY?
i’m inspired to create a probiotic kombucha-like cold brew coffee. this will likely involve at least seven days of fermentation.
a slow pressure build on the cold brew?
one morning left me without a cold brew coffee and a quick search for “fast cold brew coffee” had listed a technique to nitrogen pressure a cold brew coffee ready in two hours. this has me wondering if a regular 22 hour cold brew can be self-pressured with some slowly expanding gas such as fermentation. a glass jar may be out of the question. maybe a metallic pressure sealed container will do. this may be a later DIY.
bulk cold brew coffee?
got three huge glass jars likely good for a large batch of cold brew coffee. the cold brew coffee will hold well in the refrigerator. i’ll experiment later if the batch will stay well on a tile floor where the temperature is cooler.