Happy Humpday, everybody! We’re that much closer to the weekend. Though when the weather is bangin’ like it’s been here in Portland, Ore. ”which is to say, high 70s, beautiful sunshine, refreshing breezes ”every day feels like a holiday.
If there’s one thing we like to do here at Barista Magazine during the summertime, it’s drink cold-brewed coffee. There are so many different ways to brew cold coffee, too ”we always love hearing what methods people prefer. For example, when I visited Cro Cafe in Oakland, California, recently, the barista was using a cold brew drip tower.
Ken and I most often use a Toddy at home, and we enjoy the thick, rich flavors from it as we do coffee from a French press. But the cold drip method results in an incredibly clean cup, which many people prefer.
This is why it’s SO AWESOME that our friends at Espresso Parts have graciously offered up the stunning Yama Hunter Cold Brewer for this week’s Humpday Giveaway prize. This gorgeous device retails for $102.40, but for one of you lucky readers who plays our Humpday contest, it will be yours for no cost at all.
Made in Taiwan of the finest quality heat resistant Yama glass, the Yama Hunter Cold Brewer has a 24 oz capacity, with a reusable ceramic filter, and a wood cover that can be used as a holder for the top when brewing is completed. Also, the brewer is super easy to clean.
“This little guy is pretty sweet and easy to use; make sure the ceramic filter is in place, add your coffee grinds (or loose leaf tea) to the top chamber, cover with a paper filter if desired, then on top of grinds/paper filter, fill the top chamber with ice. As the ice melts your cold brew drips to the bottom. After the first round of ice melts, add one more round of ice to melt, then enjoy your cold brewed coffee!! It’s a pretty awesome little brewer and definitely an attractive piece for home or cafe!” says Matt Myer of Espresso Parts.
Are you ready to play? Awesome! You know the rules: answer the question in the blog comment section below and be sure to include your first AND last name, so we can ID you if you win. And this is a really high value prize that costs a lot to ship, so this week, only U.S. residents are eligible to win the Humpday Giveaway prize.
We’ll accept entries until 6:59 a.m. PST Thursday. Then we’ll tally all the names of the people who got the answer right and randomly select one winner. And we’ll announce that winner at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18!
QUESTION: What does the PB stand for in La Marzocco’s new Linea PB?
Good luck, everyone! I know someone’s going to be very excited to win this amazing cold brewer!
Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.