• Ann Allanson

Iced Coffee Lovers: Why You Need This $40 Gadget

It's no secret that cold brewed coffee has gained considerable popularity. Made with coffee grounds at cold or room temperature water then letting it steep for up to 48 hours, cold brewed coffee is an acquired taste that has a dedicated following.

So has iced coffee fallen off a cliff? Hardly! For some, it's considered vastly better than cold brew. George Howell of the Boston-based roaster that bears his name, says this.

“If you’re into the flavors of coffee, you’re not into cold brew. It’s as simple as that."

What Howell means is that brewing with cold water makes it more difficult to tell by taste where the coffee might have been grown. The flavor isn't as distinct.

For most of us, that's not really a big deal. We want that jolt of caffeine and the flavor of coffee. Potato, Po-TAH-toe, eh? We're just glad that cold brew has gotten people to enjoy a better grade of coffee!

Still, iced coffee definitely has its benefits and a big following. There's just one little problem...

Overcoming Iced Coffee's Biggest Problem

For iced coffee lovers, though, making their beloved brew is a pain. You're faced with two choices:

  1. Pouring hot coffee over ice which dilutes it with the melting cubes

  2. Wait for a blast chiller to bring hot coffee down to about 40 degrees. And that could take as much as an hour.

Well, iced coffee lovers, now there's a very good remedy to this thorny problem!

It's called the Coldwave. This $40 pitcher has a plastic insert comprised of a lot of white connected tubes. These tubes are filled with water, frozen overnight then inserted back into the container.

Coldwave Beverage Chiller

In the morning, you pour fresh, hot coffee over the tubes in the pitcher. Wait 90 seconds; you have iced coffee!

The Coldwave gets the job done fast. Best of all, it's brain dead simple to use. You don't have to make batches ahead and store in the fridge, either.

Just make your coffee in the morning like you usually would. Instead of pouring hot coffee in a cup, pour it into this gadget and wait a minute and a half.

Oh, and one more thing. The Coldwave has other cold drink uses, too. Think tea, spirits, and wine! And it's dishwasher safe.

Iced coffee lovers, you're welcome!

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