With over 400 billion cups served every year, coffee has become the most popular beverage in the world. The variety of coffee blends and brews available, regular or decaf, means that there is a cup of coffee that is perfect for nearly any palette.
Cold brewed coffee has gained popularity because it is a wonderfully refreshing cold beverage for a warm summer day, and cold brewed coffee has a more mellow, subtle taste that is less acidic than conventionally-brewed coffee. In addition to its invigorating qualities and great taste, it is easy and economical to cold brew coffee at home.
Choose the Beans
One of the beautiful things about cold brewed coffee is that it makes coffee taste extra great. If you have the equipment to grind your beans, set your grinder to it’s most coarse setting, or pick up a bag of coarsely ground coffee from our store.
Steep the Grounds
There are several products on the website designed to help make cold brew coffee. Cold brew coffee is made by soaking the coffee grounds in cold or room temperature water for a period of 12 to 24 hours, producing a coffee concentrate.
Find a suitable container with a lid, such as a large mason jar, and add four parts water to one part ground coffee. Gently stir the mix until well blended, seal the container, and place it on the shelf or in the fridge and forget about it until tomorrow.
Strain the Coffee
Allowing the mixture to steep overnight, or for a full 24 hours if possible, will produce a rich, mellow coffee concentrate without the bitterness often associated with traditional brewing methods. When the steeping process is complete, filter the mixture into a large container with a strainer to remove the grounds. Filter the coffee through a finer sieve to remove any smaller grounds and pour into a container for storage.
Relax and Enjoy
Brewing a cold brew requires only a few steps and little work, but pays rich dividends. All your hard work and time will pay off when you fill a tall glass with ice, pour your cold brewed coffee over it, and sit back, relax, and enjoy. You’ve earned it.
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