If you love cold brew coffee, like really love it, you might want to make it at home. But how do you know which is the best cold brew coffee maker for you? We can help with that.
The Connoisseur’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker
The Bruer Drip Cold Brew Coffee Maker jumps out with an elegant design, but its drip-method process is just as impressive. You would choose Bruer if you don’t want to worry about the coffee steeping too long. Cold brew, in general, tends to be a fairly hands-off process, and this one is even customizable because you can adjust the drip rate of the water into the ground.
The Commuter’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker
So when we talk about making cold brew coffee, there are two predominant methods. There are the drip method and immersion, which is like steeping tea. It’s a more approachable process, but it can also be a messier process. That is something you can avoid by getting a cold brew maker that has thought ahead like the Asobu Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker. All of the coffee is dumped into the carafe below which also serves as a travel mug.
The Minimalist’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If you’re not sure you want to commit to a heavy-duty cold brew maker, the BRUW Cold Brew Mason Jar is an approachable cold brewer, designed by high school student Max Feber, that uses pieces you may already have at home. It uses giant mason jars and a double-sided filter. That filter is important. The grounds sit with the water and when they’ve brewed enough, you flip it over to filter them out. The straw works as a siphon for air to come up and force the coffee down through the filter.
The Big Batch Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If you want to make enough cold brew for a week, you’d turn to the Willow & Everett Cold Brew Tap. This again uses the steeping technique, so you can brew, store and serve cold brew all in one. Fill up the stainless steel filter, let it sit for 12-24 hours, take the filter out, and pour right from the spout. You have 8-12 cups of cold brew ready for you.
BONUS: For The Traditionalist
Let’s say you’re not convinced. Cold brew is too strong, you prefer iced coffee, but hey, you’re happy to know how you can make it better. Well, then we’d like to introduce the ColdWave Beverage Chiller. Freeze the insert for a few hours, pour the coffee into the carafe, and place the insert back in. That crackling sound means it’s working. It doesn’t dilute the flavor like actual ice will when it melts and it speeds up the homemade iced coffee process by hours. You could even use it for whiskey, wine, and juice for the kids.
Hopefully, you’re well on your way to being a cold brew connoisseur or at the very least, drinking tastier iced coffee. If you have a question, drop it in the comments below.