Assuming you don’t have any fancy equipment, making cold brew coffee at home is actually pretty simple. All you need is some coarsely ground coffee, a container (preferably with a lid), water and time.
The general ratio for cold brew is 1 part coffee to 8 parts water, but feel free to experiment a little to see what strength you prefer.
Add the coffee grounds to your container, then pour in the water and give it a stir. Pop the lid on and stick it in the fridge overnight (or for at least 12 hours). When you’re ready to drink it, just strain the coffee using a cheesecloth or coffee filter into another container.
You can enjoy it black or add milk/sugar as desired. And that’s it! You now have delicious cold brew concentrate that will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Making cold brew coffee at home is actually quite easy! All you need is coffee beans, water, and a little patience.
To start, grind your coffee beans to a coarse grind.
Then, combine the grounds with water in a 1:8 ratio – that’s 1 part coffee to 8 parts water. Mix it up well and let it steep for 12-24 hours, depending on how strong you want your cold brew to be. Once it’s done steeping, strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
And that’s it! You now have homemade cold brew concentrate that you can store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. When you’re ready to drink it, just mix the concentrate with an equal parts of water or milk.
Add some ice and enjoy!
How to: Three Ways to Cold Brew Coffee
1) What is Cold Brew Coffee
2) What are the benefits of cold brew over hot brewed coffee
Assuming you would like a blog post discussing the differences between cold brew and hot brewed coffee:
When most people think of coffee, they think of hot, steaming liquid that has been freshly brewed.
However, in recent years cold brew has become increasingly popular. So what is cold brew coffee, and what are the benefits of drinking it? Cold brew coffee is made by soaking ground coffee beans in room temperature or cold water for an extended period of time, usually 12 hours or more.
This brewing method results in a less acidic cup of coffee that is often described as having smoother flavor. Because the grounds never come into contact with hot water, many believe that this brewing method actually brings out more of the natural flavors inherent in the beans themselves. There are several benefits to drinking cold brew over traditional hot brewed coffee.
First, as mentioned above, it is less acidic and therefore easier on your stomach. Cold brew also tends to be less bitter than hot brewed coffees because the longer brewing time allows for more caffeine to be extracted from the grounds without also extracting bitterness-inducing compounds. As a result, those who find traditional coffees too bitter often find cold brew much more palatable.
Finally, many people believe thatcoldbrew simply tastes better – richer and fuller bodied – than its hotter counterpart. Whether you’re looking to ease your stomach or please your taste buds, cold brew coffee might just be worth trying!
If you love cold brew coffee but don’t want to spend the money on it, you can make it at home with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is coarsely ground coffee, water, and a container to store it in.
To make the cold brew, simply combine the ground coffee and water in your container and stir.
Then let it sit for 12-24 hours, depending on how strong you want your coffee. After that, just strain it using a cheesecloth or coffee filter, and enjoy!