How to Make Incredible Cold Brew Coffee with the Bodum® Bean

When you want a drink that’s as refreshing as it is reinvigorating, try cold brew coffee. As the name indicates, it’s made without heat – giving it a taste that’s distinct from a hot cup of joe. When ground beans are steeped in cool water, their flavour compounds are extracted more slowly, resulting in lower acidity and a more nuanced flavour profile.

With our chic Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker, you can easily prepare this delicious drink at home. It features a superb, non-stain borosilicate glass carafe that’s large enough to brew 12 servings. What’s more, the integrated filter is more environmentally friendly and effective than throwaway paper versions. 

The brewing process described in this step-by-step guide produces concentrated cold brew coffee, ready for you to dilute as you wish. So you’ll get the pleasure of sipping coffee that’s exactly how you like it. As the Bean uses the French press system, your coffee will be supremely smooth too.

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Place your Bean coffee maker on a non-slip surface with its silicone lid to hand. Coarsely grind medium to dark roasted beans, such as Bodum’s Best Arabica Beans, for the most flavourful cold brew coffee and add them to the carafe. To make the maximum 12 cups, we recommend using 163g beans (that’s about 13.5g per cup). The texture of the ground coffee should resemble that of ground sea salt.
Top tip: The perfect cold brew grind can easily be achieved with the Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder. Simply choose the French press setting and set the timer for 20 seconds. The grinder’s conical burrs crush rather than slice, which preserves the beans’ flavours and produces a consistent grind size for better brewing and a better taste.

For delicious cold brew drinks straight from your Bean coffee maker, you’ll want to use eight times more water than ground coffee. In other words, a ground coffee-to-water ratio of 1:8 is ideal. That’s twice as strong as the ratio you’d typically need for hot coffee. Cold brew coffee is at its best when bold: you’ll be able to dilute it and introduce other flavours when the brewing process has finished while retaining its wonderful taste.
As you’ve added 163g ground beans, add 1,300g cool, fresh water (equivalent to 1,300ml or approximately 108ml per cup). Filtered water is best, as it has fewer impurities. Pouring the water slowly into the carafe in a circular motion will help you to cover the ground coffee evenly. Stir gently with a plastic or wooden spoon until it’s saturated.
The Bean coffee maker has a 1,500ml capacity, so using ground coffee and water in the amounts we’ve suggested will ensure the carafe isn’t overfilled.

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Now you just need to let time work its magic! Seal the carafe with the silicone lid and leave the coffee to brew at room temperature for 12-15 hours. Alternatively, for a chilled beverage, let the coffee brew in the lidded carafe in your fridge for 18-24 hours. 
Top tip: Why not make cold brew coffee when you come home from work and let it brew overnight? You’ll have a refreshing drink waiting for you in the morning.

When you want to stop the brewing process, replace the Bean’s silicone lid with the plunger lid. Slowly lower the plunger to trap the ground coffee at the bottom of the carafe. It should move smoothly and easily; if it doesn’t, simply give the coffee a gentle stir and try again.
Dilute each serving to taste with water and/or milk. You could add ice cubes for extra sophistication.
Top tip: Our stylish Pavina Double Wall Glasses can keep your cold brew coffee at its optimum temperature for longer than ordinary drinkware, without frustrating condensation forming on the outside of the glass.
Enjoy!

 

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01

Place your Bean coffee maker on a non-slip surface with its silicone lid to hand. Coarsely grind medium to dark roasted beans, such as Bodum’s Best Arabica Beans, for the most flavourful cold brew coffee and add them to the carafe. To make the maximum 12 cups, we recommend using 163g beans (that’s about 13.5g per cup). The texture of the ground coffee should resemble that of ground sea salt.
Top tip: The perfect cold brew grind can easily be achieved with the Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder. Simply choose the French press setting and set the timer for 20 seconds. The grinder’s conical burrs crush rather than slice, which preserves the beans’ flavours and produces a consistent grind size for better brewing and a better taste.

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For delicious cold brew drinks straight from your Bean coffee maker, you’ll want to use eight times more water than ground coffee. In other words, a ground coffee-to-water ratio of 1:8 is ideal. That’s twice as strong as the ratio you’d typically need for hot coffee. Cold brew coffee is at its best when bold: you’ll be able to dilute it and introduce other flavours when the brewing process has finished while retaining its wonderful taste.
As you’ve added 163g ground beans, add 1,300g cool, fresh water (equivalent to 1,300ml or approximately 108ml per cup). Filtered water is best, as it has fewer impurities. Pouring the water slowly into the carafe in a circular motion will help you to cover the ground coffee evenly. Stir gently with a plastic or wooden spoon until it’s saturated.
The Bean coffee maker has a 1,500ml capacity, so using ground coffee and water in the amounts we’ve suggested will ensure the carafe isn’t overfilled.

03

Now you just need to let time work its magic! Seal the carafe with the silicone lid and leave the coffee to brew at room temperature for 12-15 hours. Alternatively, for a chilled beverage, let the coffee brew in the lidded carafe in your fridge for 18-24 hours. 
Top tip: Why not make cold brew coffee when you come home from work and let it brew overnight? You’ll have a refreshing drink waiting for you in the morning.

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When you want to stop the brewing process, replace the Bean’s silicone lid with the plunger lid. Slowly lower the plunger to trap the ground coffee at the bottom of the carafe. It should move smoothly and easily; if it doesn’t, simply give the coffee a gentle stir and try again.
Dilute each serving to taste with water and/or milk. You could add ice cubes for extra sophistication.
Top tip: Our stylish Pavina Double Wall Glasses can keep your cold brew coffee at its optimum temperature for longer than ordinary drinkware, without frustrating condensation forming on the outside of the glass.
Enjoy!

 

Inspiring Cold Brew Coffee Recipes

Here’s a tempting trio of cold brew creations, showing how versatile this coffee can be. 

  • Mint Cold Brew – Pummel several fresh mint leaves and two teaspoons of sugar, using a mortar and pestle. Add the mixture to a Pavina glass, followed by ice cubes. Pour over cold brew coffee and a dash of milk to complete this aromatic drink.
  • Chilled Irish Coffee – Half-fill a Pavina glass with cold brew coffee, add two shots of whisky and one of simple syrup (also called sugar syrup). The finishing touches for this tasty, alcoholic beverage are whipped cream and chocolate curls.
  • Vanilla Coffee Dream – Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to a Pavina glass then pour over a generous amount of cold brew coffee. Topping this dreamy delight with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles turns it into an indulgent dessert. Delicious!


Enjoy Experimenting with Your Bodum® Bean

By trying out different beans, brewing times and recipes, you’ll find the perfect cold brew taste for your preferences.
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Product Features
  • The BEAN SET comes with two lids: one for the fridge overnight, and one with a plunger to press down the coffee grounds in the morning
  • Made of plastic, silicone and stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe 
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