In the Navy in 1950 my “buddies” told me to drink it or skip the coffee break.

Naive, I believed them but needed four teaspoons of sugar to make it drinkable.

Several months ago read of cold-brew in the Consumers Reports magazine.

Tried it at Starbucks but suspected they hot-brew and then chill it.

Saw a 20$ glass cold brewer at Target, tossed a coin, and bought it and tested.

I gave my hot-brewer away and now brew my caffiene for 24 hours in the fridge.

For the first time in my 67-year addiction drink it unsweetened.

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Thanks for sharing. Do you drink it hot or cold? How is the "caffeine kick?"

Cold, Joan, but your Q inspires me to try it hot. 

I brew both caf and decaf.

The kick is there so until noon I drink caf; then I drink half caf and half decaf.

BTW, after those early four tsp weeks I gradually cut the sugar from four tsps to one tsp and switched to sugar-free sweeteners.

how does a cold brewer work? I'm used to hot-brew my coffee and drink it without sweeteners or milk. Why would you sweeten it?

Sweetening coffee reduces its bitterness.

Some coffees don’t taste bitter, but the first coffees I tasted did.

Cold brewers keep the grounds (inside a strainer) immersed in the water but require time. The recipe said 24 hours but 30 hours works ok. I will experiment and brew at room temp.

thanks!

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