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Topic: Has anyone made sun coffee? (9 msgs / 130 lines)
1) From: Scott & Mariya Baltes
I'm sure most know of sun tea, where you put a bunch of tea bags in a 
gallon of water and set it in the sun for several hours.  But has anyone 
done this with coffee?  I figured about three times as much coffee as my 
drip maker, same grind, pour the coffee in loose, and voila! Coffee 
concentrate! (uh, maybe?)  I know it will never get near 200+ degrees, 
but any other thoughts?
Scott

2) From: Scott Marquardt
That's basically a cold brew method. It's possible to make a tasty cup of
brew that way.
On the other hand, it's as possible to make shade tea. There's nothing
extraordinary about the few extra degrees being in the sun imparts to water.
In fact, I've often made fridge tea.
Now it's likely, in my mind, that agitating the slurry would accelerate
extraction more than a few extra degrees would. With that in mind, how about
"dog coffee?" You take a canteen or some comparable container, fill it with
grind and water, tie it to a dog's collar, and then throw frisbees with the
creature for half an hour. Pour it through a filter into ice, add a dash of
dairy and there you have something to cool your whistle after the exercise.
Remember to water the dog, too.    ;-)
- Scott
On 8/15/06, Scott & Mariya Baltes  wrote:
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3) From: Leo Zick
i had a neighbor that would make gallons at a time. ( sun tea, not  
coffee) i never saw the attraction.  i boil water, let it steep for 5  
mins, remove bags, and refrigerate.
i dont recall his tasting any different either.  so whats the deal  
with sun tea? :)
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4) From: Aaron
and if you need a few extra degrees of temperature, you can run it 
through the dog, and use the baggie to collect the product ;-)
Aaron

5) From: Steven Dover
Got me. But my solar oven *easily* heats up to 350 degrees. - Steve D 
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6) From: Brett Mason
My son makes coffee...  I guess that means I can claim making "Son
Coffee"...
Brett
On 8/17/06, Steven Dover  wrote:
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
And you did "help" make said son:-)
 
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	My son makes coffee...  I guess that means I can claim making "Son
Coffee"...
	Brett
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8) From: Brett Mason
Sure enough, I'm the helper man.
But i DIDN'T stick him in a pickle jar and put him out in the radiant
afternoon warmth...
Brett
On 8/17/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Brett Mason
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   Zassman

9) From:
Well, I went ahead and made it anyways, no thanks to the majority of you,  ;-) 
and it turned out pretty good.  A little bitter, or maybe a little more acidic than I am used to.  A quick shot of honey and a couple ice cubes, and I had a very tasty morning drink.  I had to strain it about three times, and I had steam coming off the coffee when I poured it through the filters.  I should have taken a temp reading.  Next time.
Scott


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