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Mad Scientist Iced Coffee Maker

By: on August 07, 2012
$267.15
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Coffee has become a culture so packed with rabid enthusiasts and discerning connoisseurs it's hard not to compare its advocates to the wine world's oenophiles, the auto world's car buffs, and the marijuana world's potheads*. Down the road for the revered bean: a massive-scale tillage endeavor in California--with accompanying tasting rooms, of course--and several feature films starring a duo of caffeine fiends named Perc and Buzz. To tide the fanatics over in the interim, we have this mad scientist's iced coffee (and tea) maker, the Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower.

A nifty maze of beakers and spiraling glass, the tower stands 29" tall, 10-3/4" long, and 8-1/2" wide. Its built-in ceramic filter mechanism eliminates the need for sullying its aesthetics with paper products--or anything but the rich lustre of ground coffee beans--and ensures a 360-degree view of the 8-hour brewing spectacle. Yes, that's correct. Add ice and cold water to the brew tower's top chamber, and finely ground coffee or tea to the mid-sized beaker in the center. An adjustable brass fitting allows for setting the brew time. OK, so you don't really have to let 'er drip for 8 hours, but a minimum of 3 to 4 is recommended. The granny speed of the process, along with the iciness of the percolating water, purportedly prevents the harsher oils in ground coffee from infiltrating the flavors and potency of the end results. The tower's iced coffee flows a lot mellower and less acidic than those Speedy Gonzales hot water drippers and presses.

Cold coffees and teas from the Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days post-percolation. The glass and wood visuals (several tower designs are currently available on the market) were created by Northwest Glass Designs.

*Though if of this particular persuasion, we'd recommend taking a look at the Menagerie of Mechanized Happiness Pipe, a truly mind-blowing mad scientist's brainchild.

Muchas Danke to The Green Head.

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