For coffee lovers, cold brew is a refreshing alternative to hot coffee. Cold brewing coffee involves steeping coffee grounds in cold or room temperature water for an extended period of time, usually 12-24 hours. The result is a smooth, mellow drink perfect for those hot days or an afternoon pick-me-up.
Cold brew coffee has a less acidic taste compared to hot drip coffee. This makes it easier on the stomach and less likely to cause heartburn. Additionally, since cold brew coffee is smoother and less bitter, it doesn't need as much added sugar or creamer, making it a healthier choice. Cold brew coffee also has a longer shelf life because it can stay in the refrigerator for up to two weeks without losing flavor. This makes it easy to brew a big batch of coffee at once, so you have coffee ready to enjoy throughout the week.
To make cold brew coffee at home, you'll need: - Coarsely ground coffee beans - Filtered water - A container with a lid - A sieve or cheesecloth
Step 1: Grind coffee beans coarsely Grind beans coarsely and measure out one cup.
Step 2: Add water to the container Add four cups of filtered water to the container.
Step 3: Add the coffee to the container Add one cup of ground coffee to the container and stir to combine.
Step 4: Let steep overnight Cover the container with a lid and let the mixture steep for 12-24 hours at room temperature (or in the fridge if you prefer a stronger flavor).
Step 5: Filter the coffee Use a sieve or cheesecloth to strain the mixture and remove the coffee grounds. Repeat the process as necessary until no coffee grounds remain.
Step 6: Serve Serve the cold brew coffee over ice with your desired sweetener or creamer.
Start with high-quality coffee beans like our Pesticide Free Kenyan coffee beans. Our low-acid coffee will produce a smooth and less bitter cold brew. In terms of equipment, you don't need anything fancy. You can use a French press, a mason jar, or any container with a lid.
Store your batch of cold brew in an airtight container like a mason jar or a pitcher with a lid. Cold brew concentrate can also be frozen for up to 6 months.
Did you make a big batch of cold brew and don't know what to do with it? Add bourbon or whiskey to prepared cold brew for a delicious coffee cocktail. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic alternative, pull out your blender and add some chocolate syrup, heavy cream, and ice to make a homemade iced mocha.
Cold brew coffee is an excellent way to enjoy a refreshing and healthy coffee experience. The process is easy, and the result is a delicious mellow coffee flavor that is perfect for the hotter days ahead. By following these steps, tips, and tricks, you can create the perfect cold brew at home. Try experimenting with different beans and add-ins to create new coffee drinks that satisfy your inner barista.