Brewing Coffee Manually

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Month: June 2016

How to Use an Indian Coffee Filter to Make Kaapi

Last November, the fine folks at Mad Rush Coffee contacted me and ask if I would like an Indian coffee filter to experiment with. Always being up for trying new manual brewing methods(I had never heard of one), I eagerly accepted their offer. A few weeks later, a curious six inch tall, cylindrical, stainless steel brewing contraption arrived in my blog mailbox and I began experimenting with Kaapi and my new Indian coffee filter.

It took almost seven months (after a few major holidays, a family vacation and an extensive kitchen remodel) but I am now ready to discuss Kaapi and the Indian coffee filter.

What is an Indian Coffee Filter?

The Indian coffee filter is a small tubular brewing device with roots in southern India. It brews about 60-70mL of a super concentrated coffee.

The device consists of four parts: a bottom container for collecting the brewed coffee, a top compartment which fits onto the bottom and contains small holes for filtering, a small tamper and a lid for the top of the unit.

It is a unique brewing apparatus that will probably not take the place of some of the more popular manual brewers. It is a fun one to experiment with and a fun one to try and master none-the-less (I have not).

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The Iced Aeropress Shake-Up Recipe: Flash Brewed Coffee at Its Finest

A few weeks ago, I shared some of the cold brew techniques I have been tinkering with this spring. While we are on the subject of refreshing iced coffee recipes (and the weather is turning from warm to hot), I thought I would share my absolute favorite method of making iced coffee.

I call them Iced Aeropress Shake-Ups and it seems that everyone I introduce them to is hooked. If you own an Aeropress, you owe it to yourself to try this recipe out.

If you don’t own an Aeropress, you can try a similar technique with a flash brewed pour-over, or get an Aeropress…

Like the three cold brew techniques in my previous post, I cannot take credit for this method. The credit for making me aware of this technique goes to the I Brew My Own Coffee Podcast where they mentioned shaking up a concentrated Aeropress brewed over ice in a mason jar (I am unsure which episode but I recommend starting from the beginning and listening to them all).

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