Cold brew lovers rejoice! You no longer need to shell out the big bucks for your daily dose, nor for fancy equipment. The Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is the easiest solution for your iced coffee needs.
While you could theoretically make your own cold brew with only a pitcher and some sort of coffee filter, the Takeya model skips the extra step of filtration by including a handy built in filter for ease of use.
All you need is a 14-16 tablespoons of your favorite blend of coffee beans, coarsely ground, which you simply place into the infuser. Fill the pitcher 3/4 of the way with cool, filtered water, then insert the infuser, and seal tightly.
Shake the the pitcher to fully saturate the ground coffee with water, then leave in the refrigerator overnight, but no longer than 36 hours, or you risk over steeping the coffee. Remove the easy to clean infuser, and pour cleanly from the Takeya pitcher. The coffee will stay good in the airtight container for up to two weeks, if it even lasts that long.
The product itself costs only $17.99, which is about the cost of 3 coffees from your favorite coffee chain, and it takes less time to prepare than standing in line at the cafe.
User reviews of the product have been overwhelmingly positive as well, with one Amazon reviewer writing, “I purchased this to make cold brew coffee at the office. My coworkers and I were going to the local siren at least 3-4 times a week for our afternoon pick me up. It was starting to become a serious drain financially…We’ve seriously cut down our caffeine expenditures by 50-75%.”
Another wrote, “Can’t tell you enough about how great this is. I am a big fan of cold brew and have always just gone to Starbucks to get my fix. Then I ran across this little coffee maker. It couldn’t be simpler, you just put the coffee in the filter, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and you feel like you have the $4 cup of coffee you would buy at the store. Takeya does a good job and makes a solid product.”
Overall, while making your own cold brew requires a little bit of planning, it’s so easy to use, that the Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker seems like the best option for even the busiest iced coffee lovers.