You've probably seen cold brew coffee pop up all over the place in the last few years. But, what exactly is cold brew coffee? To put it simply, it's coffee that is brewed in cold, not hot, water. The result is a smooth, less acidic coffee where its true flavor shines without being bitter. The second question is how to make cold brew coffee. Making cold brew coffee is a simple and easy process. We learned how to make it, back in the summer of 2017, from Melinda Strauss, at Kitchen-Tested.
While researching online how to make cold brew, we found that the method for making it is pretty much always the same. Some people prefer to use a cold brew pitcher a French press or a coffee mason jar. We decided to simply use a regular pitcher, and strain the coffee grounds with a fine mesh strainer lined with paper towels or a cheesecloth.
For best results, you must use coarse ground coffee (select the coarsest setting if you are grinding it at the store, or you can grind the whole beans yourself at home using a coffee/ spice grinder. )
The coffee to water ratio really depends on how strong you like your coffee to be. We made ours using 1 cup of coffee to 5 cups of water, and it was just perfect for us. We tried it with decaf coffee as well, it was just as good!
Hope you enjoy it!
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How to make cold brew coffee?
You've probably seen cold brew coffee pop up all over the place lately. But, what exactly is cold brew coffee? To put it simply, it's coffee that is brewed in cold, not hot, water. The result is a smooth, less acidic coffee where its true flavor shines without being bitter.
1 cup coarse ground coffee of your choice
5 cups room temperature filtered or bottled water
In a large pitcher, combine coffee and water and mix well. Cover and let it sit on the counter for 18-24 hours. Strain into another pitcher. using a fine mesh strainer lined with paper towels or a cheese cloth. Place in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Cold Brew
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0