True story: my husband came home one day with one of the best cold brew coffee makers on the market — a contraption that could be best be described as another piece of furniture. I laughed at him as he read the instruction booklet and took the necessary steps to make his special coffee. I stuck to my regular brew from my plain Jane coffee maker. And then one day I gave in and tried making cold brew coffee from his new machine.
And that was the day I had to accept defeat.
Cold brew coffee simply is different — it tastes different (cough, better) and is brewed in an entirely unique way. Instead of pouring traditional coffee over ice and calling it a day, making cold brew coffee involves steeping coarse-ground coffee in room temperature water for long periods of time (my husband keeps it steeping all night). The grounds are then filtered out and you're left with an intense coffee concentrate that lacks that acidic taste you may be familiar with if you're used to heated coffee in standard coffee makers.
If you're curious about cold brew coffee makers, don't let my personal story of scoring a huge monster of a coffee maker scare you off — these are becoming so popular that you can find it in a variety of sizes and different price points. And if you're devoted to hot coffee and can't fathom starting your day with an iced coffee, no worries: cold brew coffee heats up beautifully in the microwave.
So whether you’re in the market for a chic glass cold brew coffee maker, or a durable stainless steel model, these seven cold brew coffee makers are some of the best out there — and they have the glowing reviews to prove it.