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There’s something special about the ritual of making coffee. Even before I actually LIKED coffee, I loved the sound of it brewing away and the smell of the beans. Every morning when I hear Andy grind fresh beans for our coffee, I get a good feeling about the day head. And on weekends, it means we sit together in front of our tv, watching The Office and sipping on our coffee and smoothies. To me, that is everything.
I was so excited to partner with Breville for their release of their new Precision Brewer Glass because I love coffee but also because the Breville brand has been a staple in our kitchen – we use our compact Breville Smart Oven all the time and gifted my parents the fancy Smart Oven Pro Convection model. Andy typically makes coffee via Aeropress, but that is an intense practice which I have not attempted. This clever little brewer pays attention to temperature (something I’ve learned is important to making a good cup of coffee) and has special modes to make exactly the coffee you’re craving. You can even program in your own temperature, bloom time, and flow rate.
This new brewer has 6 modes: Fast, Gold, Strong, Over Ice, My Brew, and Cold Brew. The Fast mode makes up to 12 cups in less than 7 minutes which is perfect for when we’ve got and the Gold mode is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association. Strong mode will automatically brew you a strong cup of coffee. Over Ice (my favorite!) brews up to 4 cups of a more highly concentrated coffee to be chilled and poured over ice. The stronger concentration takes into account how ice cubes melt into your brew and dilute it. And if you like a cold cup of coffee, you’ll be into the Cold Brew mode steeps coffee for 10-16 hours.
Set up of the machine was pretty painless and just required washing all the non-electronic components, setting the water hardness (test strip included) and running the brewer to flush through water for a full clean.
Spring and Summer are prime iced coffee time for me so I couldn’t wait to try the Over Ice mode first. It brewed 4 cups of concentrated coffee which I let rest to room temperature and then popped in the fridge for a few hours. I recommend brewing up a pot of Over Ice coffee after your morning coffee so that it’ll be chilled by the time you’re ready for that afternoon boost.
I don’t take sugar in my iced coffee but I loooove some coconut or almond milk in there. My favorite addition is So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk.
Andy likes his iced coffee plain, pure, and no fun. 8 scoops of freshly ground beans (we use this Bodem burr grinder because freshly ground beans are super important) made 4 normal sized cups of coffee or 2 large glasses.
I’ve had quite a week and am delighted to be rolling into the weekend ready for 2 days of Netflix binging fueled by bottomless iced coffee. Are you in for iced coffee season? How do you take your iced coffee?