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Choose your own adventure: Cold Brew and Cold Drip Coffee

As the weather warms up here in Australia, cold brew coffee comes back on to the radar. There’s a number of ways to enjoy cold coffee and making it is super-easy. You can make cold brew with a simple low-tech set-up like a glass jar, or hack your Aeropress or invest in some of the more advanced systems we cover below.

Cold Brew or Cold Drip

Cold Brew – coffee and water are mixed at the start of the process and can be steeped for up to 15 hours. The grounds are then filtered out. Depending on the coffee to water ratio used, you can make either a ready-to-drink brew or a strong coffee concentrate for mixing with milk (or whatever takes your fancy).

Cold Drip – The water is added (dripped) on to the coffee very slowly – anywhere between 2 to 6 hours depending on the flow rate. The already filtered cold brew drips out the bottom into a jug. Cold drip is generally brewed as a concentrate for mixing.

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Naked and Dangerous: The Bottomless Portafilter

The spout of a regular portafilter sure makes it look like your espresso is coming out in a nice neat stream, doesn’t it? It gives you the impression that everything inside the basket is as it should be. How nice. Isn’t coffee wonderful and easy? La la la.


Once you take the bottom off your portafilter you may discover that it’s an absolute shambles in there. Coffee may shoot every which way and land anywhere but in your cup. I’m sorry to report it’s not the naked portafilter that’s letting you down – you have some homework to do.

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ROK and Presso Refurbishment Kits and Spare Parts

presso-repair-kitThey’re built to last, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give them some love. It’s super easy to maintain or repair your ROK, Presso & Aeropress. We have the parts and advice you need to get the most out of your gear. Check out our Refurb kits – you can easily do it yourself, but if you need any help, give us a shout.

Australia: http://espressounplugged.com.au/spare-parts
USA / International: http://espressounplugged.com/spare-parts
Canada: http://espressounplugged.ca/en/spare-parts
New Zealand: http://presso.co.nz/spare-parts

See how easy it is:

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