- 15 grams “Cold Brew Blend” medium roast (Guatemala/Colombia) from Local Coffee Roasting Co. in Roxana, DE
- JX: 2 rotations minus 6 clicks (54 total clicks or 18 on the grind chart) for a medium to slightly fine grind
- Set AeroPress up in inverted orientation with plunger inserted about 1cm, and add coffee.
- Fill AeroPress to within about 1cm of the top with room temperature, filtered water.
- Start timer and stir vigorously for 1 minute.
- Flip AeroPress and press gently into an 8-ounce tumbler.
- Add a drop or two of stevia and stir.
- Add 2 or 3 ice cubes to chill.
For kind of obvious reasons, I wanted to try making cold brew with these beans at least once. This was only my second time making AeroPress-style cold brew with freshly ground coffee. I have made most of my cups using Wellsley Farms Breakfast Blend pre-ground coffee, but we’re out of that. Last week, I tried making cold brew with Maxwell House Original Roast, but did not like it at all. Today’s cup turned out pretty good: probably a slight step up from the Wellsley Farms, but not leaps-and-bounds better. I went with the same grind setting I used last time for cold brew, which, coincidentally, is the same setting I used for my pourover cup this morning. The brew was pretty strong — as I wrote the last time I did this, I could probably get away with using less coffee, or diluting it a little bit. I’m curious what this would taste like if I made it the old-fashioned way (24 hour steep in the French press) but that would probably use up almost all of the beans I have left.