I used to think that you needed at least one piece of equipment – like a Hario cold brew bottle – to make cold brew at home. I recently tried to brew cold brew in a “chilly bottle,” which I kept in the fridge for just over 12 hours to brew. The result was a delicious cup of coffee.
Most labels on bags of speciality coffee contain quite a bit of information about the origin of the coffee, the flavours you may be able to taste in the coffee, and how the coffee was processed. Coffee roasters often display even more information on their websites. It took me a while to learn what all of the words meant and why they were important to me as a coffee drinker.
Over the last few months, I have experimented with a range of brewing methods, from the Aeropress all the way to the lever espresso maker. I now know a lot about some of the most popular brewing methods but at the start of my journey I knew very little about devices like the Kalita Wave or the V60.