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How do you make cold brew coffee at home?

over 2 years ago by Robert G.
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Here's my simple recipe for cowboy cold brew. Pick a grinder setting half way between the most coarse setting and what you'd use for drip. Use a ratio of four parts water to one part... See full answer

What's the best coffee for iced coffee?

over 2 years ago by Nathan H.
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For cold brew and iced coffee, we recommend low-acid, medium roasts, especially those with caramel or chocolate notes. Generally, try to avoid coffees with specific flavor peaks (floral, fruity, or other), as these will stand... See full answer

How do you make an iced coffee?

over 2 years ago by Angela H.
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The easiest way to brew iced coffee is to use the so-called "Japanese" method. Use your normal brew method, but make three minor tweaks. First, use half the water you'd normally use. Second, grind the... See full answer

If I like Counter Culture coffee, what other coffees would I like?

over 2 years ago by Lindell S.
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If I like Philz coffee, what other coffees would I like?

over 2 years ago by Tiffanie P.
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If I like Blue Bottle coffee, what other coffees would I like?

over 2 years ago by Nancy M.
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Blue Bottle coffee has built a cult following for lightly roasted single origin coffees in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The lighter roast profile is meant to expose you to the unique flavor... See full answer

If I like Stumptown coffee, what other coffees would I like?

over 2 years ago by Suzanne M.
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Stumptown Coffee set the tone for lightly roasted coffee coming out of Portland. Their coffee profiles are fruit forward with splashes of cherry, apple, and apricot upfront and round out with toffee and fudge notes.... See full answer

If I like Peet's Coffee, what other coffees would I like?

over 2 years ago by Sean C.
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Alfred Peet , the iconic roaster for Peet's Coffee , is known in the industry as a master of the very dark roast. For many people we've met, that emphasis on dark roasting sometimes sacrifices... See full answer

What makes Death Wish coffee so strong?

over 2 years ago by Shih-Miin Y.
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I recently stumbled into the birthplace of Death Wish Coffee in Saratoga Springs, NY . It's strong on two counts: first, it's billed as super-caffeinated. Whether that's a result of bean selection or some other... See full answer

What espresso machine should I consider buying?

over 2 years ago by Ken B.
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The world of home espresso machines is vast and difficult to navigate, with models ranging from plastic-y pod espresso brewers that cost around a hundred dollars, all the way up to "prosumer" models from companies... See full answer