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It’s Time To Start Making Your Cold Brew At Home

Coffee lovers, it’s time to skip the line and high prices at your local coffee shop and make your favorite drink at home. A huge money saver, making coffee at home is typically relegated to regular cups of joe, but if your cup of choice is cold brew, prepare to be your own barista. With these easy to use cold brew coffee makers, you can get a few minutes of extra sleep and still wake up to a professional cup of cold brew.

Cold brew has a handful of advantages over hot coffee. Not only does it help to keep you cool on a hot day, but cold brew is also less acidic than traditional hot coffee, up to 67 percent. This means cold brew doesn’t have the ‘burnt’ flavor of hot coffee and it’s easier for your stomach to digest, with the lowered acidity level also good news for your teeth, with less staining from cold brew.

Cold brew can also be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to weeks at a time, ideal for anyone who is looking for a faster alternative to making hot coffee every morning. Cold brew tastes better after it has been left to brew overnight, making for more efficient mornings that don’t involve waiting for the coffee machine to warm up or for coffee presses to steep.

We also like making cold brew ice cubes, which involves brewing cold brew coffee as normal and filling ice cube trays. Cold brew ice cubes in cold brew create an even colder drink and it’s more flavorful than adding traditional ice cubes, which will water down the iced coffee.

Coarse ground coffee is ideal for cold brew, with finely ground beans able to get through even the most high-end of filters. Coarse ground coffee will likely leave some sediment at the bottom of the coffee maker, but most coffee makers are big enough that these grounds will remain at the bottom and not be poured into the glass.

We know that fridge and counter space is at a premium in kitchens, but if you love cold brew, these are coffee makers worth adding to your daily routine.

1. Ovalware Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

Coffee and tea lovers unite with the one-liter Ovalware Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker. The lab tested borosilicate glass cold brew coffee maker, which features a medical-grade stainless steel cap and BPA-free silicon airtight seal, is perfect for ice brew and it can also be used to make loose leaf tea, using either hot or cold water. More pros of the coffee maker include its airtight seal that keeps cold brew fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks, while also protecting food in your fridge from taking on a coffee smell. We also like that the laser cut filter allows as much coffee as possible to make up the brew, giving it taste and aroma without grounds. The top is guaranteed rust proof and the coffee maker fits perfectly in the fridge, with smart labels meaning you don’t have to use a separate measuring cup when making cold brew. Another pro is Ovalware’s dishwasher safe finish. Some customers listed cons of the coffee maker, saying that it can easily break and that the seal becomes less airtight overtime, causing coffee to evaporate after a few days.

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2. Cold Brew Coffee Makers by County Line Kitchen

The most simple and straightforward method for making cold brew, the two-liter County Line Kitchen uses traditional mason jars, a filter, and an airtight lid to create delicious cold brew. Pros of the coffee maker are its a stainless-steel rust-proof lid and a filter made from superfine mesh. The coffee maker is also FDA approved and free from BPA. Like Ovalware, the County Line Kitchen can also be used to make loose leaf tea, but unlike Ovalware, hot water cannot be used in the mason jar. The two-quart County Line Kitchen is big enough to hold enough cold brew for an entire week, with the coffee staying fresh in the fridge for up to seven days. A big pro of the County Kitchen Line is its price, with the two-liter coffee maker priced similarly to the Ovalware and Takeya’s one-liter size. Customers love how easy it is to make cold brew in the County Line Kitchen coffee maker, but some noted that the County Line Kitchen isn’t a good choice if you’re looking for a coffee maker to make concentrated cold brew.

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3. Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

A deluxe cold brew coffee maker, the Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is a BPA-free pitcher that has an airtight lid and silicone handle for easy pouring. The Takeya is a one-quart coffee maker and makes four servings of cold brew, making it smaller than the County Line Kitchen, but it is available in two liters. Like the Ovalware, the Takeya can also be used to make hot coffee and tea and has a tight enough seal that it can keep cold brew coffee fresh for up to two weeks. Pros of the Takeya include its stain, odor and cloud-proof finish that’s rated as shatterproof. We also like that it’s dishwasher safe. One con that came up with customers is the size, with some users complaining that the filter didn’t leave enough room for water.

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