Cold Brew: Sumatra Mandailing

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What is good in this hot and humid summer? Cold brew.

I have a bag of Sumatra Mandailing beans that I got from Indonesia, so I decided to make some cold brew… just because… it’s hot!

Coarsely grind the beans and added about 15 tbsp to a 64oz pitcher (Takeya Iced Tea maker picther that has strainer). Added the water and left it in the fridge.


After 48 hours, filtered the coffee brew for the second time to get rid of the small coffee particles so the brew will be smooth.

Served with some ice and agave for sweetener (or condensed milk).


Tasting: strong body, low acidity 

Aroma: Earthy

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Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak


I can’t wait until I can try this recipe.

As the summer starts to wind down, we’re all looking for ways to get the most out of our grill. With this recipe, you can take a trip to Brazil from the comfort of your own backyard. Brazilian cuisine is known for its plethora of expertly-grilled meats (namely beef) served with the ubiquitous condiment known as chimichurri. In this simple yet boldly flavored recipe, Pamela first mixes up her version of chimichurri using garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and green chile.

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Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak