I believe it is safe to say that summer is now here. There are a number of contraptions that are used for cold brew coffee. One of the most impressive is I hope. the oji cold brew system. With that in mind, it is time to sit back and grab a Cold brew coffee is big in Japan, and the oji cold cold one - a coffee that is. brew system hails from there. These are not easy Cold brew coffee refers to a brewing process by to come by in South Africa. If you want one, you which coffee grounds are steeped in cold water, or will probably need to raid a chemistry lab for the water that is room temperature, for an extended parts or construct it yourself. period of time. On a side note, Postcard Cafe at Stark-CondĂ¨ Wines Cold brew coffee is distinctively different from ice Jonkershoek has an impressive oji brew system, coffee. Ice coffee is usually made by pouring es- which was constructed by the chemistry departpresso, or coffee that is brewed hot in another way, ment at Stellenbosch University. If you are looking over ice cubes. Ice coffee can be served over the for a day trip this December I highly recommend a ice, or it can be blended with milk, ice cream, and drive out to Postcard Cafe, and to the best of my knowledge they are one of the only, if not the only at times with condensed milk. cafe in South Africa to serve cold brew coffee. Cold brew coffee results in a very different flavour, which is naturally sweeter due its lower acidity. Anyway, the way the oji works is by packing the Brewing coffee in cold water results in a very differ- middle cylinder with coarsely ground coffee. You ent chemical profile from other brewing methods then fill the top thingy with cold water, open the using hot water. Cold brew coffee, in my experi- little tap, and the cold water drips through the ence, brings out more flavours in the coffee. This is grounds into the bottom flask, with the final result particularly true for the more 'fruity' coffees. One being achieved after about 12 hours. such experience was Etheopian Yirgacheffe, with a resultant drinking experience that could be com- One of the most important things to note is that cold brew coffee takes many many hours to make. pared to drinking an ice-cold lemon ice tea. If you do not have an oji system, there is another By now I am hoping you are convinced, hoping that way, and it is such: I will now tell you how to make this nectar.
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