Joel here at Artisti Coffee Roasters runs through a short review of the Puck Puck and shows us a demonstration on how to use it. It's the perfect easy to use device for that cold brew to chill you down during the warmer months.
Hi guys Joel from Artisti Coffee Roasters. Today we're going to be having a look at
the Puck Puck cold drip attachment for our AeroPress. This is a really cool product! We've been using it for a couple of months now, done a lot of brews and played around with it a lot We’re quite impressed so we thought we'd bring you a little video on not only how to
use it but a few pros and cons and a few little hacks that we use to get the best out of the product.
The product itself is fairly new. It was a Kickstarter product and it's quite revolutionary in the portability cold drip products normally are all glass and quite large. This is tiny and it'll literally fit in your pocket and it's plastic so if you drop it it's not going to break. We've actually got the model here that has the water vessel as well as the Puck
Puck which screws onto the top.
Now we haven't tried it because we've got the water vessel but Puck Puck says that you can fit a normal mineral water bottle onto the Puck Puck. I will say that it doesn't fit every single bottle. Puck Puck has a list of the bottles that it will fit on their website so be sure to check that out.
Something else that Puck Puck has developed is a mobile app which is really, really handy even if you don't own a Puck Puck cold drip. If using any cold drip this drip counter is definitely worth downloading. So if you're watching this video it's a free app go to the App Store now and download the puck app. It really really helps with getting your drip rate for any cold drip system really perfect and spot-on. It's adjustable, easy to use so go and download that. That's been a bit of a revelation for me even when I'm not using the Puck Puck. Any cold drip system I'll be using that app.
Okay so let's get into it. A few of the things that we're going to need is 38 grams of coffee. It's going to be ground at a medium grind. Today we're actually using our single origin Yirgacheffe coffee which I really enjoy. The cold drip system cuts out a lot of the acidity and gives a nice sweet cup which is perfect for what we're using here with the Yirgacheffe. The other thing you'll need is a hundred grams of ice and 400 mil of chilled filtered water.
When it comes to our AeroPress press we're only going to need the bottom half of the AeroPress. We're going to need a paper filter and also the filter basket. So, we're going to be using the water vessel today. You can use a bottle or something like that. I have to say one thing that Puck Puck doesn't provide for us is something to actually catch our dripped coffee. It gets a bit hard and a bit tricky to find something because it can't be larger in diameter than this the collar on the bottom of the AeroPress, but it also can't be smaller than what our filter basket on the bottom is. Today I've found a trusty glass that we're going to use.
So, the first thing that we're going to do is we're going to take our paper filter and put it in our filter basket. Put it on the bottom of our AeroPress and get our coffee and grind that at a medium grind. We're going to go straight into our AeroPress here. Now once we've ground that in there we want to actually tap it and make sure that all the coffee is sitting nice and level in the bottom. We want that extraction to go through nice and evenly. Now the next thing we're going to do is take off the water dispersion sleeve there and drop that straight in on top of the coffee sitting nice and flat like so we can then on the drip side connect our Puck Puck to the top. Make sure that that is turned clockwise all the way which will be totally closed off. So, next thing we're going to do is grab our water vessel and connect that onto the top of our Puck Puck.
The cool thing to note here is that we actually have a little fill line here which is 500 mil so 100 grams of ice and 400 grams of water will be 500 mil. The thing to note is when water freezes it actually expands so that hundred grams of ice is not going to actually be a hundred mil so we're probably going to finish just above this line today.
Next thing I'm going to do is take my hundred grams of ice and get all that in there now. The ice will actually just keep the water cool during this process. If you don't have ice you can still use your chilled water straight out of the fridge but it's better if you have ice to keep that temperature nice and low. The next thing I'm going to do is add my 400 mil or 400 grams of water and as you can see we've actually gone slightly above the 500 mil line here because of the ice in there.
I'm going to put my lid on now and the last thing that we're going to do is get our mobile app out with our drip counter and we're going to rotate the collar on the Puck Puck anti-clockwise to open that up and allow the drips to start dripping through. Now Puck Puck recommends a drip rate of 50 drips per minute. If you set your app up to 50 drips per minute, adjust, test, adjust again it probably is only going to take about 2 to 3 minutes. Leave for 5 minutes come back check that the drip rate is correct and it should be after that time when it settled itself in fine to leave for the rest of the period. We're aiming for a drip time to be completely finished or a brew time of around two and a half to three hours. So I'm just going to show you here adjusting that collar until I start to see drips coming through. Once we see those drips we're just going to start to measure those drips by tapping our app every time we see a drip and that there at the moment is about 58 drips a minute. So again I'm just going to adjust it a little bit slower.
Alright, after a little bit of mucking about we've got that right on the 50 droops a minute. We're just going to leave that for five minutes then come back, check the drip rate once to make sure that it's dripping at the right rate and then wait two and a half to three hours and then enjoy our nice cold brew coffee. So, it's been three hours now we've come back and we've got our beautiful cold brew.
Clean up is really really simple with this. There is one thing to note though, I have thrown the little diffuser in the bin before just because you forget it's in there and thrown it out. Make sure that you don't do that when you're cleaning out your system because you need that for next time. Clean up’s really simple it's just a matter of rinsing it out with warm soapy water and leaving to dry and you're good to go again.
So your Puck Puck cold drip can be served as is. I like it over ice or if you're that way inclined you can even add a little bit of milk to mix things up. As I said before it's a really really great way in summer to drink a low acidity sweet coffee very refreshing.
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Enjoy the rest of your day and happy Puck Pucking.!