Cold-brew is more than a slowed-down version of hot coffee. Hot water will bring out the acids in coffee, a characteristic that professional tasters call “brightness.” Coldwater doesn’t but still gets the full range of mouthfeel and sweetness.
A simple method for brewing iced coffee, cold brew coffee is known for its luminous clarity and electrifying taste. Simple to do by just adding ground coffee and water, sit for twelve to twenty-four hours in the refrigerator.
What you'll need
- - Cheesecloth
- - Strainer
- - Coffee grinder
- - Bottle or Jar
- - Scales
12 ~ 24 hours
Step 1. Grind coffee
Weigh out 100 grams of coffee. Freshly ground is always best, and for Cold Brew it should be coarse resembling for french press.
Step 2. Pour cold water
Transfer the coffee grounds to a bottle or jar then pour 1 liter of cold water. Make sure the grounds are thoroughly saturated with cold water.
Step 3. Steep overnight
Cover the bottle or jar and let the coffee steep for at least 12 hours. Best to keep it refrigerated.
Step 4. Strain the coffee
Line strainer with cheesecloth and place it over then bottle or jar then pour the coffee through the strainer.
Step 5. Store cold brew coffee in the fridge
Cold brew coffee can stay fresh up to 2 weeks.