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Cold Brew At Home

Aug 9th 2023

There is nothing quite like the first sip of refreshing cold brew during the dog days of Summer. Whether it comes from a can, like our new line of ready to drink cold brews, or you prefer to make it yourself at home, cold brew is the perfect drink of Summer. Check out our favorite ways to make cold brew at home!

Here are our favorite ways to brew your own and enjoy all Summer long!

1: Door County Coffee Cold Brew Toddy Kit: This kit comes in 2 options, with 2 best selling flavors or 2 non-flavored coffees, and the brewing container, filters and everything you need to make perfect batches of cold brew! You can also purchase the Toddy on its own and add your own coffee to your order! We love our Toddy because it makes a perfect batch of cold brew concentrate, right on the counter so you don't even need to make room in your fridge! Our 10oz bags of coffee are the perfect amount to use in this kit as well!

2: Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker: This cold brew maker is perfect for brewing smaller amounts of cold brew and fits easily right in the fridge! With 55,000 reviews on Amazon, this pitcher works perfectly with our full-pots of coffee and keeps your cold brew fresh and ready to pour in the fridge for 2 weeks!

3: Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle: If you are looking for something a little smaller and ready to take on the go - then this bottle is for you! Due to the size, you can typically make your first batch, and the grounds will still be good to get another batch about before tossing them! With this bottle you can always have your favorite Door County coffees at the ready!

4: Cheesecloth Method: If you prefer a quick home DIY or don't want another gadget or pitcher at home, and you want to use things you probably already have, then this is the perfect method for you! Simply add 1 cup of grounds to a cheesecloth and tie the bag shut. Add the bad to a pitcher like you would a teabag, and pour in 4 cups of water (per 1 cup of grounds, so this can be altered!). Cover the pitcher and let it steep for 24 hours. After 24 hours, remove the cheesecloth from the pitcher, squeezing out any excess liquid and then you are ready to enjoy!

5: Door County Coffee Canned Cold Brew: With our ready-to-drink canned cold brew, you can grab a can for on the go, or use it to make delicious café-quality drinks right at home! From our Pumpkin Spice Cream Cold Brew to S'more's Cold Foam and more! You can find lots of delicious recipes here!

If you are looking for flavor recommendations, our cafe's year-round non-flavored cold brew is Black and Tan, a mix created for our 20th Anniversary that was too amazing to make limited time! Some fan-favorite flavors are Coconut Cupcakes, Cherry CrèmeCoconut CaramelPumpkin Spice and Peanut Butter Crunch. During the Summer, you can find one of these delicious flavors on tap in our café too!

Whatever your flavor preference, we hope you find the perfect cold brew to enjoy on all the adventures that await you this Summer! Cheers!