One of the hardest parts about making cold brew at home is choosing the right coffee. We've done the hard work for you and have perfected our Cold Brew Blend. Cold brew coffee is a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy coffee. It is made by steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold water for an extended period of time, typically 12-24 hours. This process results in a coffee that is smooth, flavorful, and low in acidity.
Here is a simple recipe for making cold brew coffee at home:
- 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans ( We sell ours whole bean or perfectly coarse ground and ready to use)
- 4 cups cold water
- A large mason jar or container
- A fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth
- Combine the coffee grounds and water in the mason jar or container.
- Stir to combine.
- Cover the jar or container and refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
- After the coffee has steeped, strain it through the fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
Here are some tips for making the best cold brew coffee:
- Use coarsely ground coffee beans. This will help to prevent the coffee from becoming bitter.
- Use filtered or bottled water. This will help to ensure that the coffee tastes clean and fresh.
- Steep the coffee for 12-24 hours. This will give the coffee time to extract all of its flavor.
- Strain the coffee thoroughly. This will remove any sediment or grounds that may make the coffee cloudy.
- Store the cold brew coffee in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 1 week.
To make a cold brew coffee concentrate, simply double the amount of coffee grounds and water. This will give you a stronger coffee that can be diluted with water or milk to taste.
Cold brew coffee can be enjoyed plain, or it can be added to milk, ice, or other ingredients to make a variety of coffee drinks. Here are a few ideas:
- Cold brew coffee with milk and sugar
- Cold brew coffee with ice and vanilla syrup
- Cold brew coffee with chocolate milk
- Cold brew coffee with lemonade
- Cold brew coffee with coconut milk and honey
With a little experimentation, you can find the perfect way to enjoy cold brew coffee. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when making cold brew coffee:
- The type of coffee beans you use will affect the flavor of the cold brew coffee. Try using a light or medium roast for a more mellow flavor, or a dark roast for a richer flavor.
- You can experiment with different ratios of coffee to water to find the strength that you like best. A good starting point is 1:4, but you may want to adjust this depending on your preferences.
- If you don't have a mason jar or other container that can be stored in the refrigerator, you can use a French press. Just be sure to strain the coffee before serving.
I hope this blog post helps you make delicious and refreshing cold brew coffee at home.