如果大家想對這些概念、名詞多一點瞭解的話，可以參考 小雨Wayne Shih的YouTube頻道 內的這條片:
Stepping into May, the weather is getting hotter and hotter. Along with those inconceivable and ridiculous things happened everyday, I got anxious very easily. Having a glass of cold coffee may make me feel relieved.
The coffee I’m going to have is not just coffee served with ice, it is the Cold Drip Coffee instead. So how is it related to the Cold Brew Coffee that got much attention in these days?
If you would to know more about these brewing concepts or terms, you may take a look at the following video from 小雨Wayne Shih’s YouTube Channel:
題外話: 小雨Wayne Shih是一個很不一樣咖啡店老闆，非一般筆墨可形容。説話看似毫不客氣，但細心聆聽觀察，你會發現他是個有心人，樂於分享他的見解和經驗，大家不妨到他的YouTube頻道看看他的影片就會明白。
Wayne Shih is not just an ordinary coffee shop owner that I can easily describe. You may consider his opinion or the way he presented are not pleasant to most of you. However, if you do listen carefully you will find him a caring person that willing to share his view and experience. Visit his YouTube channel and you will know what I meant.
By the way, Wayne Shih is actually a deadpan comedian, don’t let his “jokes” kill you!
Before proceeding, take a look at my new toy, a 300ml “Cold Brew Coffee Dripper“.
A reasonable size that fits my kitchen.
I will use 25g of dark roasted Mandheling with 300ml of iced water. The bean to water ratio is slightly higher than the recommended ratio of 1:15. The major rationale is that I can dilute with additional water should the extracted coffee is too strong, but can’t help otherwise.
Using a finer grind level of 3.5 with my Feima 610N grinder.
Placed the metallic filter inside the glass filter cup followed by the grounded coffee. Next put a paper filter on top.
Adjusted the water dripping rate. Unfortunately, the oversimple plastic tap was extremely difficult to control and I only managed to adjust to slightly below 2 second per drop, after fighting for quite a while. Possibly leave the fine tuning to my future attempts.
Added 300g of ice cube and water for the dripping.
切記，切記 … 下次一定不要這麼晚才攪這些鬼玩意，今晚不知怎過! 😱
At around 11:00pm, I started the extraction.
Remember, remember … NOT to start any works like this late in the night. I wondered when can I go to sleep! 😱
By 2am, still below 50% of the extraction. Anyway, went to sleep.
Woke up by 5am and the extraction was done. Placed the coffee into the fridge and continued with my sleep.
The final extraction was about 250ml of cold drip coffee. So how about the taste?
Frankly speaking, I’m not a barista nor having a formal professional cupping/tasting training. My personal observation was that this cold drip Mandheling had a relatively smooth body, stronger sweetness as compared with the hot version we normally had.
Some said that the coffee will develop another level of complexity and taste like wine, if we let the cold drip coffee to naturally ferment in the fridge for few more days.
To be honest, I was so hungry this morning that I couldn’t wait to enjoy my first glass of cold drip coffee with a set of simple sandwich as my breakfast. Maybe I will explore more with the cold drip coffee in my subsequent attempts.
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