By now you’ve probably heard the hype about cold brew coffee. It’s everywhere. Even Starbucks sells it, making cold brew a ubiquitous daily staple that seems to have replaced regular iced coffee for many of us. So what exactly is the deal with cold brew and is it really better? Well, unlike regular coffee which is brewed quickly using hot water, cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for an extended period of time. Brewing coffee in hot water breaks down and releases all of its acids and oils which often give it a more bitter taste. With the cold brew method, the coffee maintains its integrity resulting in a smoother taste with far less acidity. This makes it a great alternative for those who suffer from inflammation or digestive issues. I make this at home all the time and it’s a ridiculously easy to prepare. Here’s the scoop on how to make it…
The easiest way to make cold brew is to use a cold brew pot. I use the Hairo Mizudashi cold brew maker which costs around $15 on Amazon.
First, measure out your coffee beans. I use a digital scale to help me achieve exact measurements. If you have a 1000ml pot like I do, use 110g of beans if you’re steeping overnight and 80g if steeping for 24 hours.
Grind your beans using a coarse grind setting then pour your course ground coffee into your pot’s filter basket.
Next, pour approximately 950ml of filtered, cold or room temperature water to fill your 1000ml pot. Let steep for 12-24 hours in the refrigerator. The longer you steep, the stronger your cold brew will be.
Finally, after your coffee has steeped remove the filter basket, serve over ice and enjoy! I love to add in a little milk and sugar!
Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
80-110g of coffee ( less or more to taste)
950ml of filtered cold water
How to Make It:
Grind beans to a coarse grind. Add beans to your cold brew pot’s filter basket. Fill pot to the top, adding approx 950ml of filtered water. Let steep for 12-24 hours. Use 110g of beans if steeping for 12 hours, 80g if steeping for 24 hours. After cold brew has steeped, remove filter basket and pour over ice. Cold brew is best served fresh but you can keep in the fridge for a week or two and it should still taste great.