Looking to make your own delicious cold brew at home? Look no further. Born of an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign and since perfected in cafes, the Bruer is perfect for anyone looking to make fantastic cold brewed coffee without fuss or expense.
Neat, clean and functional, the Bruer is sturdier and more compact than other cold drips on the market, while the quality of the coffee and the ease of brewing is just as good. It makes around 600ml per batch, although (pro tip) if you want (need) more you can always make it extra-strong and dilute with heaps of ice.
Cold brew coffee is taking over the Australian summer, and with good reason. It's full-flavoured, smooth and sweet, without the bitterness and acidity typical of a coffee that's brewed hot and then cooled. You can drink it straight, on the rocks, or diluted with a slug of iced water or milk for a refreshing coffee at any time of day.
We love the Bruer because it's simple and user friendly.
It's easy to use, easy to clean, fits in your fridge or in your cupboard and makes beautiful, effortless cold brewed coffee. The Bruer II is sturdier than its predecessor, with thicker glass and a new hourglass shape that makes it easier to fit away and handle and a new silicon 'shoulder' where the two glass parts meet to help you prevent cut down on breakages.
Our recipe recommends a ratio of 1:8.5 (or 60g medium-coarse coffee to 510ml filtered water) for a concentrate suitable for dilution with ice, water or milk. Measure water into the water chamber and coffee into the coffee chamber, tapping the latter to settle the coffee evenly.
For best results, begin by opening the water valve fully to allow enough water through to saturate the coffee evenly. Close the valve and wait ten minutes, discarding any coffee that drips through in this period. Re-open the valve to one drip every two seconds, maintain this rate through the rest of the brew - this will take 6-8 hours, so you'll need to plan ahead (or invest in an intravenous coffee system for summer.) Once the coffee has brewed, you can use the lid from the top chamber in the jug to keep your brewed coffee fresh in the fridge - genius.
Due to the extended brew time necessary for a tasty cold brew, we recommend using coarsely ground and light-roasted coffee from our filter range - our Hey Buddy blend is the house favourite.