@mehcuda67 I don’t own a french press. Um…I left my mesh filter in the sink after dumping the grounds and dried some coffee crumbs on the plastic mesh filter…a little soak to soften them up, a few bottle-brush swipes and it is good as new.
To derive the product number for a meh-created bundle, either take a simple sum of the component products or do a logical AND on them and use the numeric value of the resulting bit string. Problem solved!
I have a taller, more slender carafe that I got from Amazon a few months ago. Same idea though.
As someone who would get an iced coffee every day from Dunks (not cold brew, who can afford that?!), it has paid for itself many times over. Anyone looking to save money on $3 cups of iced coffee should seriously give this a shot.
@harveydanger Shattered? What were they doing with them? If you are doing it right, there are zero chances of shattering, except maybe in shipping. Well hell, son, just shake the box. You know glass isn’t some strange, new technology right? Don’t bang your travel brewers around.
@harveydanger One of the answered questions for the bottle on Amazon addressed the leaking – she says it’s because of a wrongly placed seal when re-assembling – I don’t have one, so don’t know. Suggest reading that if you’re worried about the leaking.
@brainmist Huh. Amateur. I keep finding perfectly good coffee things in thrift stores. I have boxes of duplicates to donate, and I just bought these.
/8ball Is there such a thing as too many coffeemakers?
Cannot predict now
@brainmist Ah, but do you have an award-winning electronic Turkish coffee maker made in Turkey? It uses blue LEDs to regulate the two boil-ups in the miniature induction plate-heated pot. About the size of a diner napkin dispenser.
@RiotDemon you can and i do but the clean up is a hassle. For my french pressi put the coffee and water in together stir cover with a ziploc and put in fridge wait a day next day you plunger . Having a lid and a easy cleave siwve seems worth it i will be buying at 8am
Thanks all for the advice. I’ll have to try the cold brew for him because he is that guy that will pay $4 for a small coffee. I need to use up the coffee beans before they go bad since I don’t drink coffee.
Got the carafe and the mesh sleeve catches all the coffee grounds. This cold brewing (only 12 hours) makes the coffee taste better IMO and it doesn’t upset my stomach like hot brewed. I have sprigs of mint in it now for mint infused water for a long weekend. Highly recommend buying if you want cold brewed coffee or tea or infused water. When I get back I’ll try infusing my vodka.
@mike808 I have a Filtron, which is Toddy’s main competitor, and it’s the best thing ever. But I’d definitely consider this Primula deal if I didn’t already have the Filtron…and if I weren’t already eyeing the Oxo cold brew thingy that’s basically a glass version of the Filtron.
@msmay I cheat and use a 32-oz Pyrex measuring cup. Add tea, water, and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Strain and drink. I bought a pound of loose bancha tea on @cranky1950’s recommendation, and that’s enough for five years easily.
@f00l My tea balls came as gifts and I never thought there were bigger ones out there. Just now finding out about the many size options on Amazon. I’ve been using a Teavana strainer for years. Time for change… so excited!
"So what happens if you heat up cold brew? Does it also taste better?"
Tried it—Nope! Too bright and acidic, I’m guessing that hot-brewing brings out more oils that mask acidity??? Love the cold-brew cold, love the hot-brew hot (same coffee, even), but IMO changing the serving temp hurts both.
@cole103 I’ve done a bunch of experiments, with mixed results. One of the more successful was diluting and heating some of my triple strength cold brew and adding some hot brew. I was able to doctor the ratios for some awesome coffee. (Doing two batches would be too much of a pain, but my better half makes hot brew every morning)
@cole103 When I was still drinking coffee, I’d make my cold brew double- or triple-strength and add a commensurate amount of boiling water when I wanted it hot. It worked best with darker roasts, because the bright, citrus notes of lighter roasts didn’t work well that way.
In the 80’s, we made this by putting the coffee grounds in a gallon jar, adding the water, and letting it sit in the fridge overnight. Then we strained it through a filter. It was obviously too cheap and simple ever to catch on. And we didn’t even know the idea came from N’Orleans.
I actually don’t know how to do this with a standard French press. Is it the same? I took my French Press camping because it’s actually a lot quicker than a percolator (even though nobody else sees the point in that) and somebody got up really early and tried to use my French Press as a percolator.
@lenea9011 In absolute seriousness, just load up the cold brew ratio of coffee and water in your French press and let it sit around for a day, then press it out.
I’ve tried brewing loose grounds in a pitcher and found the sieve step miserable, but the outcome tasted the same as any other batch I’ve made. Your French press will do the same thing with an easier sieve step.
Cold brew is just this: 1. Soak ground coffee in water to saturation (in the chemical sense, ie, the water can’t take on any more coffee-stuff); 2. Remove coffee grounds. You can interpret each step in any number of ways. The only way to screw it up is to skimp on coffee or time.
@mehcuda67 Right?! I was sad at first and a little disgusted but in hindsight it is a little comical. He said it worked too, which means he must have had my double walled, insulated, pretty little french press on the cook stove cranked up all the way, for a long time… enough to warp the bottom. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
We’ve been in a July-long heat wave, so I’ll make the switch. Sure, I made ONE batch of sun tea…but going BACK out into the yard to retrieve it was traumatizing. So much so, I had to collapse onto my yellow Adirondack chair.
Soaking loose grounds in a mason jar and then straining makes superior coffee to what comes out of these gadgets, but I’ve been too lazy to actually do that so far this year. Hoping that by buying this it will compel me to make cold brew again one way or the other
The circuit breaker tripped on this last night before I could get it and then today was not a good day, so I only got back to the site just before midnight to see that it was available and I was able to get two. Yay!?
@bbf Yes, yes it is. Which is why I bought three sets of fancy candles last week. I was just testing to see whether it worked, and Comcastsatan had my email completely down for four hours so I didn’t get notifications. I didn’t look at my order history, I got distracted, and everybody is getting candles for Christmas.
@dave Thanks for the update! This is my first purchase from meh though I was a longtime traveler on the (former) mothership so I get that this isn’t the mothership’s mothership’s Prime, but the delay in even shipping seemed a little long. I’m glad it seems that it’s something out of the ordinary.
@dave Thanks for the update! Was concerned that meh didn’t have its logistics in order and the warehouse doesn’t pre prep items for shipping as they are dropped off by the pallet. One would think that they would be label ready and analytics would be used to prep a small percentage for 2x and 3x orders as well. One person could shipping label sticker a thousand orders an hour easily during coffee breaks.
I’d you could add a meh shirt to my three units ( a 3x) I promise to wear it for two weeks 24x7 to promote while a travel the country August 8th to 23rd. I will even shower with it on. That’s an ROI you can’t pass up?
This thing is fine, and the coffee, even heated in a microwave, is fine, too. But I’m surprised to find that I sorely miss the wonderful aroma of brewing coffee…so I’m using the cold brew but supplementing it with your basic hot stuff. I’m easy.