Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, 1-Quart, Black
- Makes 4 servings of coffee (1 Quart)
- Use with coffee grinds
- Airtight, leakproof lid locks in freshness and flavor
- Fits in most refrigerator doors
- Dishwasher safe; BPA free
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Taste the difference with TAKEYA's Cold Brew Coffee Maker. The traditional hot brewing process releases undesirable acids and oils, resulting in bitter flavor and acidity that is intolerable to many. With cold brewing, only the naturally delicious coffee flavors are extracted, leaving behind the bitter oils and fatty acids, creating a perfectly balanced, smooth extraction of concentrated coffee. Once brewed, concentrated coffee can be kept fresh in the TAKEYA airtight Cold Brew Coffee Maker for up to 2 weeks and used for both hot and iced coffees.
Cold Brew Coffee Instructions
Add 14-16 tablespoons of your favorite medium roast, coarsely ground coffee to the infuser, then twist into lid.
Add 32 ounces of cold, filtered water to the Takeya pitcher, fill 3/4 full, then lower infuser into water.
Seal lid airtight, shake well and store in refrigerator overnight or up to 36 hours to cold brew. Occasionally twist open and swirl infuser. Remove infuser when brewing is complete. The result will be a brew of concentrated coffee.
Serve Hot or Cold
Hot Coffee - mix 1 part coffee concentrate with 2 parts boiling water. If desired add sweetener and creamer of your choice.
Iced Coffee - simply pour coffee concentrate and add milk or soy over ice.
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Pros: Easy to clean and use, coffee tastes great, not going back to buying pre-made!
Cons: Durability seems fragile as the soft foamy plastic on the handle is coming up already, it will leak if you don't screw the lid on tight so beware, since it has to brew laying down it takes up more space in my small fridge than I'd like
Overall though, it's a much cheaper alternative to pre made cold brews and you can control the strength and taste of your coffee by selecting the brand/grounds/roast you want and by adding more or less ground to the filter.
Special Note: I read through a lot of reviews and it seems the main issue most people had was the coffee grounds seeping into the liquid. It appears from reading the replies from the manufacturer and by my own experience with this, that they have created a smaller mesh filter and have stopped shipping the product with the old style. The new style is so good that I'm using fine ground coffee and have had NO grounds in my end product. So please disregard older comments about this issue if you're ordering this for the first time.
Another main issue is about the leaking but if you screw the top on securely and shake any excess out into a sink before placing it back into the fridge that will prevent leakage. For just in case, it's good to have a paper towel under your brewer when placed on its side.
After a couple weeks of use I've noticed a flaw to call out. When inserting the filter into the water the grounds sometimes pop up to the top of the filter. This causes the grounds to get stuck and not submerge fully into the water to brew properly. I'm not terribly picky and haven't noticed a huge difference in taste or quality. The fix is easy - insert the filter into the water slowly and if needed tap the filter firmly on the side of the carafe. With a firm tap the grounds should fall to the bottom of the filter. Given that this isn't an issue when brewing a full carafe, an issue every time we brew, or a noticeable difference in taste/quality, I'm leaving my rating as 5 stars.
Recommended tips: If you just fill the filter and then dip it into a full carafe of water the grounds will all be pressed up against the top of the lid. I personally fill the filter and place it in the empty carafe, then pour water through the filter and grounds until the carafe is full. Then I remove the filter and screw it into the cap and replace it back into the carafe. Shake a bit (just to be sure) and refrigerate!
Secondly, there is no fill line indicated anywhere on the pitcher so you'd have to eyeball how much water you are putting in (unless you pre-measure your water, which is an extra annoying step I don't want or need). The instructions say you pour water up to 3/4 of the bottle (before coffee) but that depends on how much coffee you have in the filter because once the coffee grounds absorb water, of course they add volume to the total. So you end up with more or less water than you want and have to adjust it accordingly, which means you have to screw and unscrew the filter and pull it out or tilt the filter so you can pour your water. More annoying additional step. You can draw a line with a sharpie on the bottle but that's besides the point. The brewing system needs to be where you put the coffee first and then pour the water over the coffee, without having to mess with the lid, etc., not the other way around.
Thirdly, the spout malfunctions every time. It is poorly designed. When you pour your coffee, it ALWAYS drips outside the spout, making a mess, not to mention, wasting my expensive coffee.
Fourthly, they claim this is a top rack dishwasher safe. Think about it. In what dishwasher top, could this long pitcher possibly fit vertically? If you lay it flat horizontally, does that clean the inside of the bottle? Of course not. What a stupid claim is this?
Lastly, the overall pitcher feels flimsy and has a slight sticky feel (I don't know how to describe this). It certainly does NOT feel like it is a BPA-free material (in comparison with other quality bottles made by Nalgene).
Not. At. All impressed whatsoever. Definitely not worth the $.
I do not recommend.