There are a plethora of cold brew makers available on the market, but they all use the same steeping method. The process is in the name “cold brew”, and because we use cold water, it takes longer for the coffee to extract. Typically, the brew time ranges between 12 to 24 hours. What you are left with after brewing is a rich concentrate which allows you to dilute it to your taste preferences.
Brew characteristics: Smooth and sweet, with light acidity and bitterness.
What you need for this brew:
- 10 oz. (284 grams) bag of Cold Brew Blend ground coarsely
- Cold brew container
- Filters *depending on model
- Filtered water
STEP BY STEP COLD BREW PREPARATION:
STEP 1 • Pour a little amount of water into the bottom of the container to ensure the grounds at the bottom get wet.
STEP 2 • Place the coffee in the container and gently pour the filtered water on top. Use a spoon to push any remaining dry grounds below the surface. Recipe: 10 oz. (284 grams) coffee/48 fl. oz. (6 cups) or 1 oz./per 4.8 fl. oz. (47 grams/per 1 cup).
STEP 3 • Let the coffee steep for 24 hours at room temperature.
STEP 4 • Strain the grounds from the cold brew container. This concentrate is good for up to two weeks when refrigerated.
STEP 5 • Add 1:2 parts concentrate to water, top with ice, and drink! Feel free to dilute it to your taste and strength.