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    Thread: DIY Cold Drip Coffee maker

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      05-03-2012 07:53 PM #1
      So, the wife loves cold coffee. Now most of you would say "just make hot coffee and add ice". Well, that's not exactly how it works when you want good cold coffee. I'm trying to replicate the Hario Cold Drip machine with readily available lab glass but don't really know where to start.

      I figured I'd throw this in here and see who knows something about lab glass (meth lab anyone?)

      Here's a link to the real one: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...offee-dripper/

      Amazon just launched a new site called AmazonSupply http://www.amazonsupply.com/ and they have all kinds of lab glass but I don't what I need.




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      05-04-2012 03:44 AM #2
      Is this the same kinda thing at amazon but not all fancy?


      I have also seen it made by putting coffee grounds into a muslin bag and put into a pitcher of water and soaked for many hours. Similar to how a tea bag works.
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      05-04-2012 08:49 AM #3
      In for results.

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      05-04-2012 09:05 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      Is this the same kinda thing at amazon but not all fancy?


      I have also seen it made by putting coffee grounds into a muslin bag and put into a pitcher of water and soaked for many hours. Similar to how a tea bag works.
      similar but not quite as impressive looking

      You can actually make decent cold coffee in a french press but it take 12 hours to do.

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      05-04-2012 11:58 AM #5
      I must be one of the weirdies because I like the taste of iced coffee from espresso shots with ice vs the cold coffee.
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      05-04-2012 12:04 PM #6
      I'm more than happy to get into the intricacies of the taste differences of cold drip versus hot coffee turned cold but lets stay on topic and see if we can find me the pieces I'm trying to track down

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      05-04-2012 01:28 PM #7
      It should taste like an old 2 day old chilled coffee.

      The coffee brewing process requires hot water in order to extract the flavor oils and acids in order to have that roasted nutty flavor.

      By just running pressed water you're just hosing down the grind with water and there's no extraction of the flavor oils.

      Why bother with this when freeze dried processed grind tastes pretty good and cheap. I never understood the whole K-cup thing when many freeze-dried grounded powder actually tastes better. Yes, I have an industrial K-cup dispenser machine at work and they taste like crap.

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      05-04-2012 01:55 PM #8
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      05-04-2012 02:06 PM #9
      impressive yes, but it's actually more expensive than the Hario I originally posted. C'mon folks, I know we can figure this out!

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      05-04-2012 03:14 PM #10
      Just brew hot coffee and put it in the fridge. Can even put it in the freezer for a bit and then move it to the fridge. Or buy a blast chiller; it'll cool the coffee down real quick.

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      05-04-2012 03:15 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by rmchung View Post
      Just brew hot coffee and put it in the fridge. Can even put it in the freezer for a bit and then move it to the fridge. Or buy a blast chiller; it'll cool the coffee down real quick.
      for the love of GOD it is NOT the same thing. If you can't help me source the parts I'm looking for, carry on.

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      05-04-2012 03:50 PM #12
      even better, just put your whole coffee maker in the fridge.

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      05-04-2012 04:42 PM #15
      buy those and the use these to build the frame:


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      05-04-2012 04:45 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Vision33r View Post
      It should taste like an old 2 day old chilled coffee.

      The coffee brewing process requires hot water in order to extract the flavor oils and acids in order to have that roasted nutty flavor.

      By just running pressed water you're just hosing down the grind with water and there's no extraction of the flavor oils.

      Why bother with this when freeze dried processed grind tastes pretty good and cheap. I never understood the whole K-cup thing when many freeze-dried grounded powder actually tastes better. Yes, I have an industrial K-cup dispenser machine at work and they taste like crap.
      Man, you couldn't be any more wrong about this. No where does it say coffee HAS to be brewed hot to exact a wonderful flavor. I mean if that's the only way you can do it I guess Intelligentsia, Stumptown, etc, etc, etc are ALL doing it wrong. I'm not about "pretty good" and "cheap". If I wanted that I would just go to Dunkin Donuts. This process is the same reason I drink 18 year old Scotch or a 6 pack of Micro brew beer. I would rather have less of a great product than a large quantity of consumer grade crap.

      For the record, the K-cup is the worst thing to happen to the coffee industry in decades, and Green Mountain just lost half it's value today too: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/bu...rply.html?_r=2

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      05-09-2012 08:08 PM #17
      I would love to know of any progress you are having with setting this up. I'd really like to try a cup too before I plunked down the cash just for fun.
      I'm assuming you have already spent a fair amount on a grinder.

      Too bad something like the absinthe fountain couldn't be incorporated to make it look classier. I don't want that red plastic nozzle on my counter.


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      05-09-2012 09:21 PM #18
      I just want to know how this turns out. Plan to put it up on your blog?

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      05-09-2012 11:48 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      I just want to know how this turns out. Plan to put it up on your blog?
      I'll post it somewhere, I have touched that blog in FOREVER. I might order the parts next week. I have a bunch of other projects (chicken coop!) plus triathlon training going on so I'm kinda busy.

    19. 08-29-2012 01:51 PM #20
      Any news on how this worked out?

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      09-01-2012 10:45 AM #21
      So how does it taste?
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