Kitchen

Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Iced Coffee Pot/Maker

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Easy to make cold brew coffee

Who wants coffee? In this video I’m going to show you the Hario Cold Brew coffee pot. It’s just $17, and I learned about it through the Cool Tools blog. You can find an Amazon link for it in the video description which helps to support my videos and Cool Tools.

Cold brew coffee is crazy popular right now, and for good reason. It’s arguably the tastiest, most drinkable coffee you can make and perfect for a hot afternoon.

This cold brewer from Hario makes it easy to make your own. You dump 80 grams of medium-to-coarse ground coffee in the built-in filter, drop the filter in the carafe, and then slowly fill it up with cold water, careful not to overfill it and stirring it occasionally. If this part feels a little too precious, I’ve also had fine results just filling the carafe with water, putting the basket in, and giving it a stir.

When it’s full, you put the cap on and stick it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, you have smooth, perfect iced coffee.

Cleanup is easy. The carafe just needs a rinse. And the basket comes right out and has a twist off bottom to make it easy to empty. I usually compost it, but you guys really don’t want to see my compost bin.

My only complaint about this thing is that it’s awkwardly tall and doesn’t make a ton of coffee, which might be a blessing. I get 4-5 glasses of coffee out of each batch, which only lasts a few days since it’s both tasty and addictive.

Also, the instructions are in Japanese. You can find translations online, but really, there’s not much in the instructions I haven’t already told you here.

-- Donald Bell 12/30/17