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    If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker

    The Takeya cold brew maker is inexpensive, easy to use, and makes DELICIOUS coffee.

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    Iced coffee is delicious and a year-round delight.

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    But buying cold brew after cold brew gets expensive, and making hot coffee and then putting it over ice 1. Doesn’t taste as good 2. Takes too long to get your morning caffeine fix.


    Luckily, cold brew lovers, we have a solution β€” an inexpensive, foolproof, and low-key stylish solution: the Takeya cold brew maker ($18.99+ on Amazon).

    I know it’s great, because I have it myself!

    Here’s how to get your caffeine fix:

    Pour 14-16 tablespoons of your favorite ground beans* into the fine mesh filter, and screw said filter into the lid of the pitcher.


    *Coarse or French Press-ground beans are suggested but TBH, I just use regular beans, and I don't have issues with grounds making their way into my coffee!

    Pour 32 ounces of water into the pitcher (you can measure, which I do, or eyeball it to around 3/4 of the way full).

    Drop the filter into the pitcher, screwing the lid on tight.


    Stick that baby in the fridge to brew overnight (or up to 36 hours).


    And wake up to a whole PITCHERFUL of goodness!!


    Take the filter filled with grounds out, and the coffee will keep for days and days! And thanks to the airtight seal, the flavor will stay fresh and free of odors from other food in your fridge (looking at you, garlicky leftovers)


    Just unscrew the lid a quarter turn to open it enough to pour!

    It's pretty concentrated, so you can either dilute it with water or milk, or just drink it straight with ice (I've done all three).


    It's so delish, it makes mornings far more bearable.



    And I’m not the only one who loves this by any means. We’re talking almost 1,500 hyped-up amazon reviewers who gave this bb five stars.

    Let's see why they love it:

    "I love cold brewed coffee! The biggest problem with making iced or cold coffee was the watered down taste that I had when I added ice to freshly brewed coffee. Takeya solved that problem! This product is incredibly easy to use, and the coffee is delicious! All it takes is some coarsely ground coffee, water and time to brew. In less than three minutes, I had the Takeya loaded and set it in the fridge to brew overnight. While I missed the smell of fresh coffee brewing the next morning, I got over it pretty fast when I tasted the cold brew. So happy to be able to enjoy my favorite hazelnut brew without the acidic taste. I am thinking about buying a second one so that I can have a cup or two in the afternoon." β€”Tennis Vol

    "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" β€”Jennifer

    "I have been drinking caffeinated beverages everyday for half my life. Usually brewing hot then cooling it down with ice which was quite a process to do every morning. Then I came across this cold brew pitcher and thought I'd give it a try. It's great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, lasts for a couple weeks, I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate is used. I Haven't used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold brew system. The coffee seems to taste better as well, not a huge difference but it's noticeable." β€”Jeremy Birnbaum

    "Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less then a dollar you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead acid reflux sufferers have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 bucks worth of beans. Pretty amazing." β€”Robert Klaproth

    It’s also great for keeping in the office when that 3pm slump hits, but you don’t feel like going to a coffee shop (or spending $5 on cold brew).

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    "I purchased this to make cold brew coffee at the office. My coworkers and I were going to the local siren at least 3-4 times a week for our afternoon pick me up. It was starting to become a serious drain financially. We all chipped in to get this pitcher and take turns buying beans. Get them ground for a French press, or super coarse, and you'll have a pretty good replica. The instructions for making cold brew are pretty easy. Of course you'll get some micro grinds that will make its way through the filter but that's to be expected. If you're OCD about it, you could pour it through a strainer or paper filter. Or just let it settle and pour gently. We've seriously cut down our caffeine expenditures by 50-75%. Now if we could figure out a way to order out less!"β€”DT

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (for the one-quart size) or $34.99 (for the two-quart size).

    I have the one-quart version, FYI!

    Who else is craving a cup right now?


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