Cold Brew Coffee is a great way to enjoy a cup of coffee during the warmer months or on those busy mornings. It’s easy to make if you have the right tools.
I was sent a Cold Brew Coffee Maker for free in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Now that the weather is warming up, a cup of hot coffee isn’t always welcome. Instead, having a cold brew coffee is much preferred.
Cold brew coffee is also great for those who have busy mornings. Instead of having to wait for the coffee machine to warm up, your coffee is ready to pour. Just add your creamer and it’s done. Justin uses this when he knows he needs to be out of the house early and wants to save time.
Making cold brew coffee works well for those who may not have a chance to drink their coffee right away since you aren’t worried about keeping it hot. If it gets warm, just add a few pieces of ice.
We’ve also used this when we went camping with the Cub Scouts. We prepare the coffee before leaving and let it sit in the cooler overnight. In the morning, we have coffee ready to go without having to get a fire going. Which also makes it safer since we aren’t trying to light a fire before having our morning coffee!
Originally Published On: September 19, 2018
Last Updated On: December 17, 2019
Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review
I was sent a Cold Brew Coffee Maker from Zulay Kitchen. They gave me a choice from a few different products to try at home. There were so many tempting kitchen gadgets, but this one seemed the most practical for our family. Justin is the only one who drinks coffee, but it can also be used for tea. I have been having a cup of peppermint tea almost every day lately.
While it’s designed and marketed as a cold brew coffee maker, you could also use it with hot water. Right now, I like hot tea so wouldn’t use it in the refrigerator. But, my dad and sister both like iced tea, so it will be perfect when they visit.
The coffee maker is made of glass and stainless steel which means it’s more sustainable. Y’all know I don’t like bringing plastic into the house. And because it’s glass, I wouldn’t mind using it for hot drinks. The lid has an airtight seal, so your cold brew coffee will be good for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Then again, it has to last that long!
I also like the design of the coffee maker. We are in the middle of making a coffee and tea bar in the dining room, and this looks great on the shelf next to the French Press I found at Ikea.
The infuser works similar to water bottles I’ve had made for infusing fruit into water.
How to Use the Cold Brew Coffee Maker
I don’t even drink coffee but I had no issues making the cold brew coffee for Justin. It only takes three easy steps that aren’t much different from making a regular pot of coffee.
Use any coffee grounds (or tea leaves) and place them in the center infuser. This is made of fine stainless steel mesh so none of the grounds or leaves will get in your drink. Place the infuser inside the glass carafe.
Pour cold water over the top of the coffee grounds. The one-liter carafe can hold up to four cups of coffee or tea.
Place the coffee maker in the refrigerator and leave it there for 12 hours to steep. I prepared the coffee maker when I was cleaning the kitchen after dinner and it was ready in the morning. If you are saving some for later, remove the grounds and compost those. Place the lid back on to seal and store.
Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
Cold Brew Coffee
- 4 tbsp coffee grounds
- 4 cups water
- Fill the infuser with the coffee grounds
- Place the infuser inside the carafe and fill with water
- Refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight
- Serve cold with your favorite coffee creamer or add-ins
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