I rarely go a day without a cup. It’s become completely ingrained in my daily routine.
I mention this, because like most things in life, I’m constantly trying to perfect it. I’ve never been one to leave things at “good enough.”
It’s now to the point that I don’t buy any coffee beans roasted more than a week ago and even bring my own coffee beans on trips along with all the tools I use to create it. Maybe I’ve taken it too far, but I just really enjoy a good cup of coffee.
With that said, it’s going to take a lot to get me to change my coffee routine….and cold brew did it.
I’ve always been a fan of cold brew coffee, but I wasn’t ever able to recreate the smoothness and richness of the brands I’ve bought without letting it brew over 24 hours, and even then it was never quite right. The amount of time it took between batches to see if I got it right and try to improve on it was longer than I wished to spend, so I abandoned my hope of creating my own cold brew at home.
In all honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Cuisinart Cold Brew Automatic Coffeemaker when I first tried it. The promise of making delicious cold brew in 25-45 minutes left me expecting an underwhelming cup of watered down coffee water.
What I missed when checking it out was how it claimed to do that. The coffee grounds sit in a filter basket surrounded in water, which is normal enough, but what makes it special is that it’s constantly moving the coffee grounds the entire time it’s brewing.
The entire filter basket fills with water surrounding the coffee grounds, then spins to push it out, then stops, fills again, and repeats the process over and over.
It’s a simple process, but it works surprisingly well.
I still switch back and forth from cold to traditional coffee, but one of the things I really enjoy about the cold brew this machine makes is that I can make a full pot of it and store it in the fridge for 2 weeks at a time. There are times in the day, I just want a bit more and having it made and ready is so much nicer than having to make a new pot.
Cold brew is especially delicious in the summer, so if you want to start making it at home, this one’s definitely worth checking out.
Thanks to Cuisinart for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.