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.
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.
Room temperature for 24 hours or so in a French press works for me. (I need to go out and buy a bigger French press...)