Cold brew coffee is in a lot of coffee shops these days, but did you know it’s easy to make your own at home?
What is cold brewed coffee?
Cold brew coffee is simply coffee that has been brewed without any heat in the process. It takes a while to brew a batch but your patience will be rewarded with a delicious smooth cooling coffee drink. Brew a large amount (we recommend brewing a litre maximum) and you can store it in the fridge and enjoy over a couple of days.
Cold brew has become popular because it can change the flavour profile of your coffee. Bringing out the smooth chocolate notes in a coffee and lessening the acidity. It’s a process that you can experiment with to find out what you like best. You can definitely drink the finished coffee black on it’s own, poured over ice cubes, or with milk or plant based milk. The choice is yours, have fun and get creative.
How to make cold brew coffee
You will need:
- Ground coffee
- A glass container like a mason jar or cafetière (it needs to have lid or some way of sealing it)
- Fresh filtered water that is cold or chilled
- A fridge
- A filter or some way to separate the coffee grounds from the water when brew time is up
First you need to choose your coffee. We recommend using a finely ground coffee so the water can fully permeate it. For a litre of coffee you will need about 90g of ground coffee.
How to make:
- Place the coffee in your glass container. Pour the water over it and give it a stir to make sure the grounds are fully saturated.
2.Place the sealed vessel in the fridge.
3. At the 2 hour mark, take it out and give it a stir to make sure the coffee moves around. Place it back in the fridge.
4. At the 12 hour mark, take it out and repeat the stirring and agitation process before placing it back in the fridge.When 22-23 hours have passed take it out of the fridge, stir one last time and filter the coffee so the water and grounds are separated.
5. Enjoy your cold brew coffee! If you want to pour it over ice, we recommend checking out our recipe for coffee ice cubes to stop the flavour being watered down. You can add a splash of milk, and sugar syrup or agave if you would like a little sweetness.
So there’s our guide to making your own cold brew coffee at home! Need some inspiration for coffees to try this with? Check out our selection of gourmet coffees from around the world here.