Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Questions, answers, tips & tricks for newbies and veterans alike

Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby phil » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:14 pm

http://boingboing.net/2011/11/14/howto-attain-radical-hotel-roo.html

This guy claims he made cold-brew coffee at Burning Man using this method. I need my coffee in the morning, and I need it hot, so I'm not sure this is of interest to me, but those of you camping without stoves may find this fills a need.
User avatar
phil
 
Posts: 2975
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:10 pm
Location: Codgerville

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:31 pm

...usually imported from Asia or Eastern Europe, where they are still barely legal ...

Honestly, Phil, we worry about you.

Me, I am okay with a mouthful of instant. :)
User avatar
Ugly Dougly
 
Posts: 16509
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Location: San Jose, CA
Burning Since: 1996

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Elorrum » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:32 pm

I make a cold brew concentrate. soak coffee over night, drain off concentrate. (my filter container takes 7 cups of water to one pound of coffee) I drain off about a one liter soda bottle of concentrate. Refrigeration suggested after it's brewed. It's gaaaauugg, kind of strong to drink straight, but doable if necessary (late night driving) and is cheaper than a noxious energy drink. Add water hot or cold, sugar, milk (powdered milk) very nice. Very smooth, does have sort of a mocha taste as this guy notes. On playa, making the brew could be messy, but I can see the possibility, if the stove breaks, fuel runs out, etc.
Vada a bordo, cazzo!
"I'm not a madame. I'm a concierge."
Image
User avatar
Elorrum
 
Posts: 5031
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:53 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
...usually imported from Asia or Eastern Europe, where they are still barely legal ...

Honestly, Phil, we worry about you.

Me, I am okay with a mouthful of instant. :)



are you being dyslexic, Dougly?
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 27265
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Coffee Syrup

Postby gyre » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:53 pm

Don't make yourself crazy.

I like the Coffeetime myself.

http://www.autocrat.com/
https://www.littlerhodyfoods.com/shop/

Hot?
Use your microwave, Phil.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15465
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:16 pm

I love cold filtered coffee- just start off with good quality beans because you will really taste them. Like Elorrum said- what you make is a base, you add water to dilute it to drinking strength. You could easily add hot water to get hot coffee (personally, I like my playa coffee chilled- it's a little more refreshing to me).

It is a mess to make- I agree with Elorrum again on just bringing the filtered concentrate.
Survival Guide * First Timers Guide * Ticket Info

It's a camping trip in the desert, not the redemption of the fallen world - Cryptofishist

Eric ShutterSlut
Ass't Editor, BRC Weekly
User avatar
Eric
Moderator
 
Posts: 8303
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:45 pm
Burning Since: 2003
Camp Name: BRC Weekly

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby forty_eight » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:58 pm

I have past experience with the Toddy maker ... good stuff.
User avatar
forty_eight
 
Posts: 972
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:58 pm
Burning Since: 2013

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby BBadger » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:13 pm

The article is damn straight about the Aeropress. It's the only way I brew coffee these days, short of a Phin brewer for some Vietnamese coffee I bought (which is also mentioned in the iced coffee article linked in that site).

With the article's credibility firmly established... now I need to try that cold brew.
"The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law." -- Christopher Hitchens

Hate reading my replies? Click here to add me to your plonk (foe) list.
User avatar
BBadger
 
Posts: 4432
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:37 am
Location: (near) Portland, OR, USA
Burning Since: I'm not sure

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Canoe » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:08 pm

Freeze the cold brewed coffee in an ice cube tray.
Odd. No bears to watch in the dump. Oh well, lets go across the road & pick blueberries.
.
... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.
User avatar
Canoe
 
Posts: 2092
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Turtleburp » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:40 pm

Add vodka & kahlua + shake
Amateur shirtcocker

Simon's left sock and cat porn photographer

Image
User avatar
Turtleburp
 
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:52 pm
Location: Melbourne
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Barbie Holiday Village - Soap Supplied!

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:52 pm

BBadger wrote:The article is damn straight about the Aeropress. It's the only way I brew coffee these days,


Hey...one of few people who know and love the Aeropress! I've been using mine for years...mostly for backcountry camping...but when I want a good shot of espresso at home, out it comes! Awesome little thing!
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.
User avatar
dragonpilot
 
Posts: 1501
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Seattle, WA
Burning Since: 2005

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:59 pm

Turtleburp wrote:Add vodka & kahlua + shake


Every time I do that I end up spilling some.


Oh.... did you mean the drink? My bad.
"Enjoy every sandwich" - W. Zevon
User avatar
Sic Pup
 
Posts: 1387
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:51 am
Location: Location, Location

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:46 pm

Image

Hot coffee is available every morning on a certain big white boat!
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."
User avatar
Captain Goddammit
 
Posts: 5857
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:34 am
Location: Seattle, WA
Burning Since: 2000
Camp Name: Camp I'm Going To Hawaii Instead

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby TT120 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:12 pm

Goddammit, that is fucking awesome!

I like my coffee hot so I use a Jetboil with the french press thingy for 2 cups of fresh brewed coffee in about 3 minutes.
Life's a bitch, then you go to Burning Man - Unjonharley

W6BJD
User avatar
TT120
 
Posts: 1298
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:43 pm
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Barbie Death Village

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby tamarakay » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:23 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Image

Hot coffee is available every morning on a certain big white boat!


I hope I find you. When we first started posting on here you were so helpful.
When the only tool you got is a hammer, every problem looks like a hippie.

Mmmmmm I love the smell of Burning Man - Token

Getting overly dramatic about the ticket sale process is so 2012. - Maladroit


http://www.dyewithdignity.com
User avatar
tamarakay
 
Posts: 2605
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:27 pm
Location: Texas
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity at BDC

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby graidawg » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:37 pm

camp coffee. that is all
FREE THE SHERPAS
Burners with torches is right and natural and just.-fishy.
CATCH AND RELEASE.
User avatar
graidawg
 
Posts: 3090
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dread Pirate barbie

Re: Cold-brew coffee on the Playa

Postby Elorrum » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:45 pm

graidawg wrote:camp coffee. that is all

Ready aye ready
Vada a bordo, cazzo!
"I'm not a madame. I'm a concierge."
Image
User avatar
Elorrum
 
Posts: 5031
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Location: San Jose, CA


Return to Q & A Tips and Tricks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests