Cold Brewing Blacksmith Coffee in a French Press – Pt. 2

In part 1 I mentioned the GQ article about how to use a Bodum French Press to cold brew coffee.  I tried out their method and the results are in.  We followed the directions to a “T”.

Bodum Ice CoffeeHere’s what we did:

First,  in our favorite coffee press – the Bodum Colombia, we used 1 Bodum scoop of course ground Blacksmith Coffee per 4oz of water.  In case you don’t have a Bodum scoop, one level Bodum scoop is approximately the equivalent to a heaping tablespoon.  Then I stirred the cold concoction up with a wooden spoon to make sure all the grounds were submerged.

Second,  I placed the lid on the pot in the up position.  That means, we didn’t depress the plunger.

Third, I put it in the refrigerator at 10:36am and forgot about it until the news was over at 10:35pm.  Then I removed the Colombia press from the refrigerator and gently pressed down on the plunger as instructed.

Lastly I poured this concentrate into a Tupperware pitcher or something and cleaned out my Colombia.  After placing ice cubes into a glass I poured the cup half full of this cold coffee and topped the glass off with water.

First Impression

It tasted like good iced coffee.   It wasn’t great, but I’m not a huge iced coffee fan.  I think iced coffee afficionados would be pleased with the results.  However, my favorite way to enjoy iced coffee is to doctor it up a bit……

Second Impression

After I added 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1.5 tablespoons of Hershey’s syrup and about an 1/8th of a cup of half and half – basically creating an iced mocha,  it went from being good to being great.  In fact, our 6 year old son had one with breakfast this morning and said it was his new favorite drink.

Overall Impression

I think the Bodum/GQ recipe is a winner!  For people who like iced coffee, and yet would like to keep their coffee brewing hardware down to a minimum, this is a great way to get the most mileage out of your french press!

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