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Can you make cold brew coffee in a French press?

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

During what will forever be known to us in the Beancraft office as The Cold Brew Pot Drought of 2021, we have been forced to get creative to get our cold brew fix.

With Hario Cold Brew pots out of stock, it occurred to us that the French press has a similar enough structure to a cold brew pot that it might yield serviceable cold brew coffee.

Think about what happens in a cold brew pot. The ground coffee is suspended in a basket which is then submerged in water. 15 hours later, the water has extracted deliciousness out of those beans, and you have yourself some cold brew coffee.
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A Fuss-Free Guide to Making Great French Press Coffee

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

n the course of researching and testing French press recipes, we at Beancraft have gained an appreciation for the whole spectrum of human thought on coffee. There are those erudite individuals amongst us who insist on using precisely 660 millilitres of water heated to exactly 93.5 degrees Celsius, but there are also those special characters who simply dump an unknown quantity of ground coffee in their French press, fill it with boiling water, immediately jam down the plunger and call it a day. 
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The Ultimate Guide to Stovetop Coffee Brewing

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

The Moka Pot might be a tricky beast to tame in the beginning, but with practice and experimentation, it has the power to completely change your coffee game for the better. During our tests in the Beancraft kitchen, we’ve discovered that there’s some factors that can really make or break your stovetop brew. Here's what you need to do. 
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The Low-Down on Specialty Robusta

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Mentions of Robusta have long elicited cringes from coffee purists - but new research shows that this much-maligned coffee bean deserves more appreciation.
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Affogato Recipe - How to Make a Really Great Affogato

Posted by Vinod Jethwani on

This is hands down one of the easiest desserts to whip up when you’re entertaining guests or have friends dropping in for a last-minute catch-up.

Made with vanilla ice cream, espresso coffee and a cheeky dash of liqueur, this is the perfect treat for the holiday season. 

Did you know Affogato means 'drowned' in Italian? Let's drown in some coffee right now and enjoy making this lip-smacking dessert.

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