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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Java-should-be-open dept.

r00t writes:

"Taking a page out of Lexmark playbook, the Keurig company, famous for it's one-cup coffee making system, now comes with new and improved 100% DRM. Apparently, Keurig is upset over re-usable third-party 'coffee pods' which allow the consumer to escape the Keurig throw-away models which carry a retail price 5% to 25% more. Keurig's CEO, Brian Kelly referred to the move as 'game-changing performance.' Perhaps this will finally be the year of Linux on the Coffe Maker?"

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  • (Score: 1) by efitton on Monday March 03 2014, @11:49PM

    by efitton (1077) on Monday March 03 2014, @11:49PM (#10342) Homepage

    I've done French Press, Mocha Pot, Drip Machine, Drip from the Kettle over my cup. However, while I know cold brew exists I've never cold brewed. Thoughts? Would like to know more about cold brew.

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by anthem on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:51AM

    by anthem (17) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:51AM (#10372)

    Cold brew is awesome. I never actually done it myself but I buy it from natural foods stores. You can boil up water, put the cold brew into the cup then add boiling water. It mixes and balances out to perfect drinking temperature unless you want it stronger. If you do it yourself you can always have it ready just mix water brought to a boil (or however warm).

    I don't like cold brewed at a cold temp. A company by me also recently started offering cold brew nitro tap - Different but kinda weird. I also am lucky to live by a coffee place that has a clover before they got bought out by starbucks :)

    Also if ppl are bothered by coffee being acidic apparently cold brewed is not as harsh - but Im not really in the know about all that never had any problems myself.

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by gottabeme on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:36AM

    by gottabeme (1531) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:36AM (#10454)

    I've done it and I like it. You can google up many different howtos and info. All I do is dump the same amount of coffee grounds and water into a jar, seal the lid, and put it in the fridge overnight. Then I pour it through my coffee maker's filter, into the carafe, and then pour the coffee into an empty jar, and put that in the fridge.

    It's a bit more concentrated than regular coffee, but it's also much less bitter. It really tastes different. You may or may not prefer it. Personally, I don't like bitter coffee, so this can turn a bitter hot brew into a smoother cold brew.

    One of the best things about it is that, unlike hot brewed coffee, it doesn't taste bad after being heated in the microwave. So if you make some and put it in your fridge, you can have hot coffee in a matter of seconds, and it still tastes good.

    I guess the downside is you miss out on the smell of coffee brewing, which can often be better than the coffee itself.

    A fun thing is watching how the coffee grounds absorb water and sink to the bottom of the jar. As the hours go by, you see more and more at the bottom. If you shake the jar gently, grounds start to "rain" down, but not all of them are saturated, so some grounds will stop mid-fall and "rain" back up to the top. Almost like a coffee ground snowglobe.