I’ll share with y’all one of my favorite island contraptions, my cold drip coffee brewing system. For the serious coffee drinker, it’s a great way to simply your life, save money, save time, and enjoy quality coffee at home or on the go. You can buy these coffee makers online or in some chain coffee shops in the US for about 40 USD. What makes it great for Dominica is that it is a gravity brewing system that requires no electricity. Coffee that is cold brewed is concentrated and can last for weeks in the refrigerator. The coffee can be prepared hot or iced using only a very small amount of coffee in just a few minutes. You can add water, milk, or cream to obtain the desired strength of coffee you like.
Here you can watch a short video of how the cold drip brewing system works. It is easy to use and jedi mind tricks you into thinking you are having Starbucks in the comfort of your own home. An additional perk for using cold drip coffee makers is that their coffee (according to toddy coffee makers) has 67% less acid than traditional hot brewed coffee. That is good news for all you gastronomically impaired people out there! So go ahead, pass the Prilosec and wash it down with a cup of cold drip coffee. You won’t feel a thing 🙂 !