FAQ's 2 | Bruer | Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Cold Brew valve diagram

Do you offer International Shipping?
Yes! We use USPS for all international packages. The shipping rate is $35 for international orders, and $25 for Canada.

Is the Bruer Cold Drip System Dishwasher Safe?

Yes. All parts of the system are dishwasher safe.

How long does Cold Brew coffee stay fresh?
Cold Brew coffee stays fresh for up to two weeks if properly stored in an airtight container and left in the refrigerator.

Can I heat up Cold Brew?
Absolutely. Here’s how we do it Making Hot Coffee with Cold Brew.

Can I use a non-disposable filter instead of a paper filter?
No. The paper filter (which is an Aeropress Filter) is used to disperse the water evenly over the coffee grounds. It does not do any of the filtering itself. A non-disposable filter will not work because it will not disperse the water evenly like a paper filter will.

Can I brew with tea?
Yes, absolutely you can brew with tea. Here’s our blog post on the subject - Experiments with Tea.

Is Ice Necessary?
Yes. We highly recommend using an ice/water mixture. Keeping the water at a cool, constant temperature prevents air bubbles from forming in the water. These air bubbles are produced when the water temperature changes and they can sometimes slow or stop the valve. You can also brew in the refrigerator to help reduce the air bubbles, but we find ice works the best. It should be noted that the idea is to have ice in the tower throughout the brew cycle. Adding room temperature water on a hot summer day will most likely melt the ice quickly. We’d suggest making your best estimate for ice throughout the cycle.