Summer Must Have: Primula Cold Brew Coffee

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No matter what time of year it is, I enjoy having coffee. A hot cup of coffee, an iced-coffee treat and even coffee flavored ice cream. Yes, that last one isn't actually coffee - but it is delicious!

I was first introduced to iced-coffee during my college years. I started each day with a hot cup of java, that I brewed in my tiny little dorm room, and never imagined that my coffee would be any different.  Yet, one day as I wondered through the food court, my eyes caught a glimpse of this wonderful, cold creation. I gave it a whirl and have been hooked ever since.

To create my iced-coffee, I usually save back the unused portion of my morning coffee in order to create a yummy drink later in the afternoon. This Summer, I've been using the Primula Cold Brew Glass Carafe Brewing System - Iced Coffee Maker

50 oz Cold Brewed Carafe makes rich, delicious full bodied coffee concentrate that is 65% less acidic than hot brewed coffee. This carafe makes 16 cups of prepared iced coffee and will last up to 14 days when stored in the fridge. The glass carafe is made of borosilicate and can withstand extreme temperatures without risk of cracking.

The base has a silicone ring around the bottom for secure grip to table or side of the fridge door.

The Primula Cold Brew Carafe is perfect for your Summer iced-coffee! Instead of needing to save back unused coffee each day and making sure I rotate out old coffee - I can make it in the carafe and simply use it until it is gone. The instructions say that it will last up to 14 days.  However, I go through it much faster than that and haven't given it the chance to last that long.

Having not previously brewed the coffee in a traditional coffee maker, I find that the iced-coffee has a much smoother taste.

Depending on my mood, I still flavor the coffee with any of the following:
  • Sugar
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Half & Half
  • Flavored Syrups (Hazelnut!)
I'm even able to quickly grab my cold coffee and head out of the house with the Primula Cold Brew Bottle - Iced Coffee On The Go

I like to prep the Cold Brew Bottle at night to have it ready for any outings that I have coming up the next day.  I can quickly add any sweeteners and flavorings - then head out the door.

I was a little nervous to have a glass to-go container, however the neoprene sleeve and handle made it very easy to carry with me.

Iced Coffee - on the go. This Cold Brew Bottle is a 20 oz. borosilicate glass coffee bottle with a stainless steel filter and black neoprene sleeve with carrying handle. It has a removable double layer micro-filter built into the base allowing for cold brewing of your favorite coffee, to go. BPA Free and Dishwasher Safe. The cold brew is sweet and delicious. It has 65% less acidity than a hot brewed cup of coffee. The cold brew is a rich, highly caffeinated concentrate.

Primula offers a lot of brewing options. You can check them out here.

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