They were putting out new Aldi Finds stock, so it seemed they had just gotten a truck. But this definitely did not come with the best instructions, so I thought I’d tell you how I used mine to make the most delicious cold brew coffee — and let you know what that extra round piece in the box is for! Based on the instructions on the box, I used this system exactly as you’ve described here, but the coffee was so weak… I had it in the fridge for approximately 14 hours.
The pitcher is easy to use, everything is easy to use and easy to clean. For some reason this grit is less offensive in hot coffee but it seems kinda disgusting in coffee with ice. One canning jar holds the ‘finished’ coffee and two more are in the fridge ‘brewing’ so I don’t run out. of water but the filter only holds about 7 tablespoons. I just bought for $14.99. You only get about four cups of cold brewed coffee here, but it’s concentrated. I have brought the machine 1 week ago.
The perfect refreshment for our hot and humid Orlando summer! Now I now! The second time it didn’t make cold brew at all. I was in a big hurry so maybe i’m missing something.
of water will yield 4 cups of concentrated coffee in 40 minutes. So my definite best ALDI purchase of the week? I bought some too and I'm enjoying it. of finely ground coffee and the max amt. Does the black piece around the top of the pitcher come off to clean and dry properly? (A picture of the removed lid would have helped. The machine never started it just keeps blinking.
Yay cold brew!
Recently purchased a dark roast/chicory blend.
It worked once. Does anyone know anything about CH:LL mode on this unit? just got one for $4.99!!! I would have been lost without them! I also have started to put just water in and run it for a few minutes to clean it out between times I make coffee.
I’ve got the same error message today & so no brewing. I spent the longest time trying to figure that out. Definitely my favorite cold brew though! © Aldi Reviewer. Agree with the other reviews here. I simply fill the basket to within a half inch of the top. Hi! Update: The Crofton Cold Brew Coffee System ran $9.99 in 2019 — as of this writing in 2020, it’s $12.99 in the end-May ALDI ad.
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, where I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I bought the last one of the cold brew systems Aldi had and I was so confused about the strainer lid. Because the coffee maker is, at the time of this post, a debut item, there’s a lot we don’t know.
Wines & Spirits orders start at 6 bottles. I also struggled with the cap and worried I would dent the filter I was gripping so hard. According to the book you are supposed to do 12 tablespoons for 24 oz. Just remember to not screw it back on too tight ! Open Aldi Menu. I bought mine on 9/28/19 for $19.99 — you people who paid less, I’m envious.
5 cups is 40 oz. According to Aldi, the coffee maker has four brew strengths. I mean, not terrible for the price but could be better. Close Mini Basket. Also, it would spill a lot from the side of the top when pouring.
Add 3/4 to 1 cup ground coffee to the filter (dark roast will work best).
I think our machine was just a dud. The first time I used it I filled the basket with coffee grounds (about 12 TB) and filled the water to the max line (about 6 cups). So far so good. Love it!!! I found the 20 min session to be just fine. Note that the box suggests using coarse ground coffee, but I used regular ground coffee and mine still came out quite nicely. I spent five minutes trying to figure out what the lid with tiny filter was.
Leaving the coffee on the counter to brew for 24 hours was just perfect, maybe a little strong but I add lemonade to mine and make a shandy.
All rights reserved. Most decaf coffee is weak this is lovely!! While at their dad’s this weekend, I borrowed it and made a pot of chocolate mint coffee. Thanks much for the instructions! So sad! and cold brew was sooo much better, definitely recommend this one. 2 oz. I have another easy cold brew maker so I knew how to use this one. Unscrew the silver lid from the top of the filter. They’re really cool about returns. Any tips? Checkout.
It has been a real challenge.
We’ve drained (via pulling out the plug) and flushed the machine, as well as ran cleaning cycles. Brewed 30min. I had another cup of the same pot but diluted it with some water. I gave this to my kid last week as part of their 21st birthday basket and they said it’s their favorite gift of the year.
It works ok but if anybody figures out the correct water to coffee grinds ratio I’d love to know. I pressed and held the time button and this mode comes up but no way to get it out of mode without unplugging the machine. It twists out but its NOT threaded. But I guess it saved me a few weeks’ work of Stok. If someone can explain what I’m doing wrong I would appreciate it very much. Mine was pretty strong.
Are we sure that’s correct?? Happened to me too the first time.
Now I fill the basket about 3/4 full and haven’t had a problem since.
it still looked a little thin, but it had all the flavor of regular cold brew. Recently added (Showing of 0 items) Total (0 items) £0.00. Byw, those glass bottles they were selling are perfect for storing already made cold brew so I could make another batch right away. Then I filter it over a strainer lined with a coffee filter.
Ok, so I bought one last week. Add 1 or more and you're done! I kinda liked it.
Otherwise, I love it and think the carafe is the perfect size for my fridge. Hey friends!! It does not stay.
The gently flush the pump with a slow stream of water from the faucet. You can then mix with … . Definitely my favorite cold brew though! Put the filled carafe in the fridge for 16-24 hours. Wish I got the 4.99 deal above tho! This Crofton Cold Brew Coffee System, of course.
I wet the ground manually, and the ground basket overflows with water after like 15 seconds. Put about 2 cups of water and like 8 tbsp of coarse coffee, worked great in just 30 min.
Put a bit more water and nothing.
I had overloaded the filter and ground were stuck in the valve. Has anyone found that it’s difficult to clean the coffee grounds out? If you’ve ever purchased pre-made cold brewed coffee, you know that it’s so good, yet so expensive. Today I decided to give it a try. The box was UNDAMAGED but when I opened it, power supply cable was torn and I can’t get it to work. Update: I’m on my third batch now, so this is definitely not a one hit wonder — cold brew coffee is dangerously addictive, and perfect for summer! It took me about an hour of trying to unscrew the top to figure out that it does not unscrew. Instead of taking 24 hours, you really can have a great cup of cold brew in 10 minutes. Somebody has their measurements completely off. This Gorgeous Acacia Cutting Board: My favorite ALDI find this week! I used mine once. Discover a variety of quality beverages at affordable prices when you shop at ALDI. I took it out, cleaned it, and put it back in.
Unfortunately, it does not work anymore. Also be sure to visit sister site Mashup Mom, where I love sharing recipes, meal planning advice, book reviews, foodie tips, and ways to incorporate more real food, realistically!
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