How would you like to not spend your money on a Hourglass Coffee Maker? This one is for all those people who have sensitive stomachs but still try to enjoy coffee at it’s fullest. This process may take up to 24 hours for your beverage concentrate to be ready to use. Cold brew is the new way to go!
What will you need?
1. Two 32 oz plastic coffee cups (2 of the same kind that nest inside one another)
2. Something to make the holes with, such as a push pin or small 1/16 hand drill
3. Cheesecloth or a coffee-filter (paper or permanent)
4. A storage container for your finished cold brewed coffee that has a lid
The brewing process
You can start taking one of the plastic cups and making many small holes in the bottom, using the pushpin. The more holes you pierce, the better.
Then you place this newly punctured cup inside the other cup, so they nest snuggly.
Pour one 1/2 cups of filtered water into the nested cups, and add the same amount (1 ½ cups) of coarsely ground coffee.
Stir gently to mix and wet all the grounds evenly.
Cover this mixture and let it sit overnight to brew, undisturbed.
After 18-24 hours, slowly lift out the inner cup, allowing the brewed mixture to drain into the remaining cup below.
When as much coffee-concentrate has dripped into the whole outside cup, use a square of cheesecloth, a paper or permanent type filter to strain the coffee as you pour the remaining brew from cup to another.
How to store your cold brew coffee
This makes a coffee-concentrate that will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
To use the cold brew concentrate simply add 1 oz. to a mug of hot water, adjust to suit your taste.
Several manufacturers make simple devises that work much the same way (without any mess) to cold brew your coffee. If you plan on making coffee this way, you may want to consider a brewer that is designed to make light of this process for you.
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What we are going to make is called Irish coffee, so there are two main subjects: Irish/Scotch whiskey and coffee.
Let’s start of with the coffee, this should definitely be espresso since it is the main part of the recepy. But how to define this? Preferably it should have been dark roasted, freshly roasted and ground very fine. Eventually a blend of coffee beans but an origin coffee will do just fine, this is depending on your personal taste.
For our perfect Irish Coffee we use two shots of Espresso, one teaspoon of raw sugar, one shot Irish/Scotch whiskey and 1/8 cup whipping cream. Do keep in mind you should steam your fresh cream before starting to actually make our Irish Coffee. Also your Irish/Scotch whiskey should be steamed.
Last thing todo before we start is to warm up your clear glass, if you have an espresso machine you probably have a place to warmup glasses, otherwise you can heat it up with hot water, don’t forget to clean it after it’s been warmed.
Putting everything together
Take the teaspoon raw sugar and put this at the bottom of your glass, then put the two espresso shots in. Now gently pour in the warm Irish/Scotch whiskey and give it time to float back to the top of your glass.
The hard part is now to slowly put the steamed whipping cream on top without it sinking and/or mixing with the other two layers. This is all up to you and if you do not succeed, you can drink it and try again and again and again
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