We completed our coffee extraction last night. For this brew we used some Brazilian coffee from a local shop here in town (Main Roots Coffee). The owner, Nate, is a young up and coming business owner here in town. We used this bean and his suggestion. It has a chocolate taste to it but is mild in its bitterness. Its not a dark roast like we used in our last version of ZaPorter. We added the extract last night.
For the cold extraction we used 2 cups or water and approx. 6 ounces of beans ground. The water was boiled and once it was cooled we poured it over the coffee, covered it, and let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours. We then filtered out all the ground through typical coffee filter paper and poured it directly into the secondary. We will add the vanilla and hazelnut the day of the bottling. That's looking to be this Sunday night. We are very excited to have this brew around again. It went over very well last time. That's the reason we bottled. We love giving brew away as gifts. So if you were good this year, you might find a few brews under the tree. CHEERS!
Posted by Jimmy Sharp