In Portland, we are very accustomed to grey days. So when the sun shines, we feel there is truly a reason to celebrate. Here at Filter, we break out our Cold Brew Tower in the morning so that by the time the afternoon rolls around, it is ready to drink. Lately, we have been using our favorite single origin roasts from Roseline - the Ethiopian and Latin American have been especially tasty. The slow drip method using iced water brings out delicious smooth and rich flavors with very little acidity.

Cold Brew Coffee

The locally handcrafted, curved wood tower is simple and elegant - yet sturdy and solid. Available in walnut and quilted maple, the immaculate finish of the wood underscores the quality of this artisan product. 

The handblown, custom borosilicate glass pieces are high-quality, functional and designed to fit the wood tower perfectly. The brass components bring out a vintage feel, while the 40oz carafe at the bottom has been inspired by a Japanese whiskey bottle. When not in use, the tower is simply a beautiful thing to gaze at. On the other hand, during brewing, it is mesmerizing to watch.

Filter cold brew stand

To brew, simply grind 100g of coffee (a little finer than drip grind). Place in the center suspended glass piece, on top of the reusable ceramic filter. For a more even extraction, wet a paper AeroPress filter and place on top of the coffee. Fill the top compartment with ice and water and set to drip at a rate of 1 drop per second (don't worry, it's worth the wait!). 

The rate of flow may change over the course of the brew so it is a good idea to check it periodically. After six wonderfully chilled out hours, your brew will be ready. Enjoy over ice, or dilute with sparkling water, lemonade, cola, root beer or your milk of choice.

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