Cold brew coffee has gained increasingly popularity over the years with more and more coffee lovers not only drinking it, but endeavoring to make it at home as well. With this growing demand, coffee makers have come up with a number of innovative technologies to make the process of making cold brew coffee easier, healthier, and more efficient. Into the arena enters the Body Brew cold brew coffee maker also known as “The Bod”. It sure looks cool. But does it perform as impressively as it looks? Check out our Body Brew review to find out if it's the right cold brew coffee maker for you.
Normally, the process of making cold brew at home will have your kitchen looking more like a chemistry lab than a place to make coffee. So it's especially refreshing to see such a simple and elegant product design in the Body Brew coffee maker. It's a great example of form following function at its best. Created with a shatter-proof and BPA safe plastic known as Tritan (sounds like a prized metal from the Marvel Universe), it offers sturdiness and safety in one.
- portable built-in extract chamber
- brew chamber
- stainless steel mesh filter
Body Brew Review: How to Use the Body Brew
Using the Body Brew cold brew maker is very easy. This Body Brew review will take you through the basic steps needed to make your high-end cold brew.
First, add your coarse ground coffee into the filter. This is where it's worth noting the significance of using a custom filter as it can literally make or break the purchase. A cheap custom filter will have you spending more time getting things fixed than actually enjoying your creation. Fortunately, Body Brew uses a high-quality filter that's also fine enough to ensure no sediment slips through.
Second, connect the filter cartridge to the brew chamber and fill the brew chamber up to the fill line. Brew times should be anywhere between 12 – 24 hours. Each brew cycle creates 24 ounces of highly concentrated coffee extract that makes 10-12 cups of coffee.
Once you've found your perfect brew time, flip the Body Brew and the pure coffee extract will drop into the convenient brew chamber. And just like that, you'll be treated to a new level of freshness and purity when it comes to cold brew coffee. The brew chamber can be stored separately in the refrigerator and used to make hot or cold coffee on demand. I'll be honest in saying I never thought cold brew extract coffee could be used to make regular coffee.
What's pretty amazing is that you can use the grounds an additional time to create 3 regular strength cups of coffee. This should come as little surprise as their patented design is able to extract 15% more than other brewers, helping coffee lovers to really get the most out of their bean.
With a name like Body Brew, you'd expect there to be some kind of connection with health. There is. In addition to delivering a purer and better-tasting cold brew, Body Brew's brew method confers some unique health benefits. This is based on the premise that how you make your coffee matters. For example, studies show that French press and espresso contain Cafestol which is a cholesterol elevating compound. The company conducted third-party tests to discover that French press and espresso brew methods yielded dramatically higher amounts of Cafestol than the Body Brew cold brew extraction method. Additionally, the cold brew extraction method makes for less acidic coffee. Body pH is critical to overall health, and drinking low acid coffee is big part of staying healthy for a coffee lover. For more information, check out our article on the health benefits of cold brew coffee.
No Body Brew review would be complete without mentioning its versatility. It's both sturdy and portable making it ideal for home, commercial and outdoor use. There have been a number of cafe owners who have discussed using the Body Brew as the preferred method of making their cold brew. It's said to be a purer and superior cold brew shot than the more standard methods. For those who enjoy camping, this is also a convenient way to sneak in a true life luxury while away from home.
In conclusion, the Body Brew cold brew coffee maker is very solid value. The introductory price of $59 (after $10 off coupon: SPRINGBOD10) makes it an attractive value for anyone looking for a quality cold brew coffee maker without breaking the bank. The higher end options still come with the core coffee maker but with the additions of some very cool accessories. It's barista-quality for average coffee Joe price.