Have you had cold brew coffee yet? Are you wondering what cold brew coffee is? Are you wondering what they hype is? Well, you have come to the right place.
Cold Brew Coffee is simply made by steeping coffee grounds in room-temp or cold water. The grounds are steeped for 12 – 24 hours at room-temp. I like to leave mine for 24 hours on my counter.
Are you wondering why in the world would I want to make coffee this way? Why would you want to wait that long for coffee? Cold Brew Coffee is less acidic which in turn means it is less bitter. It is a smoother, more subtle coffee.
Why, you ask? Like hot brewed coffee, when the cold water is introduced to the coffee grounds, it pulls the solubles out. Because the water is not heated, the solubles are drawn out slower. Because of this, the solubles are less volatile and oxidation and the degrading of the coffee takes longer. This is why cold brew coffee can last in your refrigerator for weeks unlike hot coffee which becomes stale much more quickly.
Cold brewing coffee will give you a concentrated coffee. I often add water to the pitcher once it is finished steeping. Generally, it has more caffeine in it. Diluting with water will decrease the caffeine.
The Hardworking Husband and I have been doing the Keto diet, so I just add heavy cream to my cold brew coffee. Because cold brew tends to be sweeter than hot brew, it doesn’t need much sugar. Because milk has sugars in it, that may be all you need.
- 3/4 cup coffee grounds, coarse ground works best
- 5 cups water, cold or room temp
- In a cold brewer like this one, place coffee grounds in filter.
- Pour water over grounds slowly not allowing it to over fill the filter until all the water is in the pitcher. Place lid on and allow to sit on your counter for 12 -24 hours.
- Remove filter with coffee ground. Fill pitcher the rest of the way up with water.
- Store in fridge.
Making a cup of cold brew coffee
- Designing your unique cup of cold brew will be to your taste. But here's how I do it. I fill a glass about 2/3 with ice. Pour coffee over the ice. Pour heavy cream to fill the glass and stir. You may wish to use creamer, half and half or milk.
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