Cold brew coffee is made after coffee beans are steeped in room temperature water for over 20 hours. It comprises milk, ice, pure coffee concoction and merging all other food items. The freshness of it remains for some time in comparison to cold coffee. In cold brew, your coffee concentrate is not diluted as much as that of cold coffee.
One way to brew coffee is by grounding coffee and keeping it in water for a day while storing it in the refrigerator to prepare coffee. The process takes out the bitterness of the coffee so that one can consume a high caffeine drink with a less bitter taste. It is sweeter with its flavour and becomes best in the case of iced coffee.
It became popular among the Japanese nearly in the 17th and 18th centuries. According to a study, cold brew coffee is more than 67% less acidic. Therefore, one can undertake it in various beverages such as Coffee Lemonade, including Cocktails.
Innovation manager at Intelligentsia Coffee, Bailey Manson, said, “Cold brew is almost always a full-immersion method where all of the coffee and all of the water are together in the same vessel.”
Essential requirements for Cold Brew Coffee
- Supplies & Ingredients: Place all the required ingredients such as cream and other things on the table and in limited quantities to make a cold brew coffee
- Bowl/Jar: For brewing, a bowl or jar will be needed and bottles too. Further, one can use french presses and mason jars as well. Batter bowls are also used for nearly 8 to 12 cup bowls that generally have measurements on the side and a handle, including spout.
- Water: For better outcomes, one should take up cold filtered water for usage. Otherwise, through tap water, only mixed results come out after completing the procedure.
- Storage: It depends on how much coffee one makes, and a way to store coffee will be a unit for where one can keep it safely.
How to make cold brew coffee?
- Grind the coffee: This process will require one cup of coffee grounds to make 4 cups of cold brew coffee. Grind the coffee in different phases from a medium to a fast setting level. The grounds would look like coarse salt or bread crumbs and no smaller than the size of tiny particles of sugar.
- Filling: Take a large bowl/jar and fill it with four cups of cold filtered water. Over the top of the water, sprinkle the coffee grounds in a manner. Let the coffee ‘bloom’ on top of the water for nearly 30 to 60 seconds so that water can soak in after one stirs properly.
- Refrigerator: Cover it and place it in the fridge with a waiting period of 12 to 14 hours (though you could keep it for two weeks) for good outcomes. Put the cheese side into a mesh strainer and transport it over a large bowl/jar. Strain the cold-brewed coffee twice into the cheese part for better smoothness. One can take it out to taste after it comes out from the cold temperature.