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Filtron Brewing Guide

Embrace the benefits of cold brewed coffee with this simple method. Whip up a big batch that will keep you ticking over for a few days.

Filtron Brewing Guide

Cold brewed coffee offers a unique sensory experience, with a milder taste and less of the acidity associated with hot brewed coffee. You’ll need to be patient, as this coffee takes around 16 hours to brew. We recommend creating a new batch every 3-4 days to keep your caffeine supply topped up.

What you’ll need

  • Filtron brewer
  • Filtron pad
  • 340g of ground coffee
  • 1.5 litre decanter
  • Coffee guard
  • Stopper
  • Coffee bowl
  • Water bowl

The method

If you’re prepared to wait, this methodology will serve you well. The cold brew method is a popular choice in the summer, when an iced cold brew coffee will keep your caffeinated and cool all at the same time.

  1. Place the stopper in the bottom of the bowl and then prepare your filtron pad. The pad is placed on top of the stopper and domes up slightly when it is placed correctly. If it’s your first time using your Filtron, make sure you rinse the pad well. When not in use, you can store it in cold water in the fridge.
  2. Measure out your ground coffee and place this directly into the coffee bowl. The grind should have the consistency of breadcrumbs. If you go too fine, you could end up with lots of gritty residue.
  3. Place the coffee guard on top of the coffee.
  4. Place the water bowl in and then fill this to the ¾ lb line inside the Fitron. It’s now time to place the Filtron in the fridge and let it brew for 12-24 hours. 16 hours is usually the optimum time, but you can experiment with different coffee blends to achieve the perfect flavour.
  5. Once the coffee has brewed, remove it from the fridge and prepare your empty decanter. Carefully remove the stopper and then set the Filtron on top of the decanter. The brewed coffee will slowly drain from the filtron.
  6. To prepare a coffee, mix the coffee concentrate with 2 parts water to 1 part coffee. Add ice to keep it cool and milk to taste. Be warned that cold brew coffee might taste milder, but it packs a potent punch.

Top tips

  • Experiment with brewing times and concentrations of cold brew to achieve the perfect cup.
  • Cold brew coffee will last up to 10 days when stored covered in the fridge.
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