Contrary to what you might have heard, cold brew and iced coffee are not the same thing. Iced coffee is just regular coffee that's been watered down and cooled. Cold brew, on the other hand, refers to the actual brewing method. Rather than extracting the flavors from the coffee grounds quickly with hot water, cold brew extracts the flavors over a much longer period of time with cold or room temperature water, resulting in a highly concentrated, highly caffeinated, and less acidic coffee. You can even drink it hot, if you want!
If you don't want to shell out $4 to a coffee shop every time you need a cold brew fix, it's really easy to make yourself at home, and the best method we've found to do it is OXO's cold brew coffee maker, now down to an all-time low $32 for Black Friday (a $10 discount plus an $8 clippable coupon on the product page).
Just add 10 ounces of ground coffee and five cups of water to the upper chamber, give it a stir, and wait up to 24 hours to drain it through the built-in strainer into the carafe below. The resulting cold brew concentrate should yield you up to 14 servings once you dilute it, so even though it takes longer to brew the coffee, you'll hardly spend any time in the morning actually preparing it.
We've tested a lot of cold brew makers over the years, and this is the one we keep coming back to. It would also make a great gift for any coffee lovers in your life.
OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker | $32 | Normally $50 | Clip the $8 coupon
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