Formally The Country Mugger
What makes 203 stand out among other brands.
We not only use superior beans but we educate you on how to brew it right !
See below for COLD brew instructions
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Using high quality coffee will enhance your experience and the flavor of your iced beverage. Don’t use instant coffee’s such as Folgers, Maxwell House, or store brands. You get what you pay for. Cheap coffee comes from farms that use a mass-picking system that does not differentiate between ripe prime berries and unwanted berries. All berries are picked, mixed together, processed, roasted in massive quantities, ground, then packaged. Then the beans sit days or weeks before ever making it to your home. During this time oxygen has been stripping the beans of flavor.
Coffee should be ground fairly close to the time of brewing which is why 203 prides ourselves on quick delivery and freshly ground product. Select a coarse grind (french press is usually the coarsest setting on any grinding machine). Larger grinds are ideal because they make for a slower, longer extraction (powder-size grinds become thick mud when water is added, and this makes for an uneven extraction).
Ratio: 1 lb coffee bag (ground) to 10 cups of water.
Find a glass container large enough to hold the 10 cups of water and 1 lb ground coffee. Pour the grinds into the glass jug.
Pour half the water (5 cups) in the jug and swirl the coffee so all the grounds are saturated and wet. Add the remaining 5 cups.
After all the water is added, gently turn/shake or stir the jug. If the jug you’re using lacks a lid, cover with saran wrap and bind with rubber bands.
Allow the coffee to steep at room temperature for a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 16 hours.
After that you are ready to filter the coffee. Recommended filtration methods include, old shirts, mesh or fine colander, pour over cloth filters, paper coffee filters, nylon stockings, cheese cloth…
Fold your filter (We use cheese cloth) multiple times to make a thick square. Place the cheesecloth inside the top of a large funnel.
Place the funnel in the mouth of a clean jug . Once the coffee has been filtered put the jug in the refrigerator.
Coffee extract should be diluted with each serving. Some shops will pour a 50-50 concentration of water to coffee extract.
I like more of a 70-30 (strong!), but be aware that some flavors are lost if you drink the extract straight or at really high concentrations.
We all have different palettes, find what is right for you!
Less acidic. Cold Brew coffee naturally seems sweeter because of its lower acid level.
You could drink your Cold Brew today and then in a few days and it should taste the same. (keep it covered)
Cold Brews can last up to two weeks in the fridge.
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•Use a cloth and 3 tablespoons (or more to preferred taste) to cloth and tie closed
•Place tea pouch in a pitcher and fill with warm water and place in the fridge.
•For white, green and herbal teas, four hours is normally enough.
• For black or spiced teas like chai let it steep more like 8 hours.
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