New Orleans style cold brew

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
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LBIespresso
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#1: Post by LBIespresso »

This is made the same way you would make any other cold brew. The only difference that makes it "New Orleans style" is the addition of chicory root.

Some info on Chicory can be found in the links below. I found mine in a park growing next to a bay so I know this area is pesticide free. In fact I saw town employees hand picking weeds in the parking lot because the area is protected. Please, if you do this, make sure that the chicory that you harvest is safe to use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEltfe7gw0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9HUb6gwj74

A few notes: Roasting the chicory root made the kitchen smell like roasted sweet potato. I roasted it closer to 2 hours. I used an old cheap burr grinder and a day later the grinder surprisingly did not smell like chicory (unlike my experience with star anise :shock: ). I went with 4/1 coffee to chicory.

The results were spectacular. I don't really drink cold brew but my kids love it. This was really good. I highly recommend you try it!
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#2: Post by Shojin »

I've been making this for the last few weeks with an Oxo Cold Brew thing and Blue Bottle's New Orleans Kit. Turns out really well, although I'm going to try with a tin of Café du Monde next, just to see if I can get away with it. That stuff was always good for phin filter brewing, so we'll see.

Either way, a good drink for the summer.