Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review 2022 – Black Friday Sale

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I’m very committed to Team Iced Coffee all year round, regardless of the temperatures – yes, even in winter. Regular coffee, a honey-lavender latte, matcha (okay, so this isn’t necessarily coffee, but it still has caffeine in it!) — it doesn’t matter what the drink is, if it’s not cold, I don’t want it . When I make coffee at home (which I usually do), I probably make a batch of cold brew in my trusty Takeya cold brew maker.

I’ve had it for about five years now and it has certainly paid for itself many times over. In reality, you can score a nice discount on the 1-quart cold brew maker during Amazon’s Black Friday Sale — it’s down from $27.99 to $22.39making it even more beneficial as a gift for yourself or a fellow iced coffee maker.

Cold brew coffee is brewed in cold water instead of hot (hence the name), and the grounds are soaked overnight for a smooth drink without much work on your part. It’s easiest to do in a container with a mesh basket or liner, which is what the Takeya bottle is. To make cold brew in the Takeya, fill the inner basket with ground beans of your choice, secure it to the lid and fill the brewer with cold water. Shake it all up and then just leave it in the fridge overnight for a ready-to-use cold brew. Because it’s been in the fridge overnight, it’s been thoroughly chilled, so there’s no need for extra ice to cut through the much-needed caffeine (unless you want to, but I mean, why would you?)

Former trade editor Sholeen Damarwala also owns two Takeya brewers and ingeniously uses one to make simple syrups for coffee and cocktails, an idea she got from a coffee shop in Seoul, Korea. She put mint leaves, fennel seeds, or cardamom in the basket and let them steep overnight with the sugar-and-water mixture. This saves her hanging over a stove to make the syrup, and prevents the syrup from becoming bitter or too concentrated. “The end result? Flavorful simple syrup that really takes even the worst-made cup of coffee to a whole new level,” she says.

Whether you use the Takeya brewer for coffee, cocktails, or infusions, you’ll want to grab one (or two!) during Amazon’s Black Friday sale. It’s wallet-friendly and pays for itself in no time, plus it’s a versatile and easy-to-use brewer. In fact, at this price I’ll grab another brewer so I can make even more cold brew.

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