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How To Make Cold Brew Coffee – Simple Recipe

Cold brew coffee is the current golden girl of the coffee world. It is less acidic and bitter, allowing you to better taste the flavor of the coffee. You can now rub elbows with those hipster coffee connoisseurs who are always tasting raisin, chocolate, and floral notes in their coffee, no mustache and cuffed pants required.

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

Cold-brew also keeps longer. It can last in the fridge for up to two weeks. That means coffee is ready for you as you stumble down the stairs in the wee morning hours. It will be there waiting when you hit the afternoon slump. And what about some after-dinner coffee cocktails? Cold-brew has got your back.

It is also surprisingly simple, and economical, to make fancy pants cold brew at home. You just need some basic equipment – a pitcher, coffee filter or cheesecloth – some good coffee and filtered water and you are well on your way to a delicious batch of cold brew with a minimal price tag.

Cold brew coffee how to make

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee – Step by Step Tips

Tip #1: Good ingredients matter.

Remember how cold brew coffee brings out more flavor notes? High quality beans are a must here. We want to taste dark chocolate, rum, and honey, not burned, stale, and dusty. Source your beans from a high quality roaster and grind them yourself, just before brewing, if you can. Another ingredient that makes all the difference? Water. If your tap water has an off taste, you can bet that you will taste will transfer to the finished product. A good spring water from the grocery store, or water from a pitcher filter will give you great results.

Tip #2: Pick your strength.

Some people like their cold brew at a 3 to 1 ratio (3 parts water to 1 part coffee) and some like a 4 to 1. Here is where you get to experiment and find your signature brew. If you are a black coffee drinker, you will probably favor the 4 to 1 brew. If you like to add cream, try brewing a sturdier 3 to 1 cup.

Tip #3: Mix it up.

Your finished cold brew is just the beginning! From there you can drink it black or experiment with different milks and creams. And what about blending it up with ice and syrup for a frappuccino? Or how about a coffee ice cream float? The power is in your hands.

Ingredients to preapre the perfect Cold Brew Coffee:

  • 1 cup high quality coffee, ground
  • 3 to 4 cups water, depending on your desired strength

How to make cold brew coffee at home – best recipe:

Step 1: Add water

Fill a pitcher with the water.

Diy cold brew coffee

Step 2: Coffee grounds turn

 Add in the coffee grounds.

Cold brew coffee coffee grounds

Step 3: Forger in the fridge

Stir and place in the fridge for 24 hours.

Cold brew coffee stir and place

Step 4: Fiter

The next day, remove the brew from the fridge and strain with cheese cloth or a sieve fitted with a coffee filter. Discard the grounds.

Cold brew coffee next day

Step 5: Add ice

Fill a cup with ice and pour in your cold brew.

Cold brew coffee ice

Step 6: And the cream

Add in cream if desired.

Cold brew coffee add cream

Cold brew coffee stir together

Step 7: Mix and serve

Stir it all together and serve.

Yield: 4

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee - Simple Recipe

Cold brew coffee

Cold brew coffee is the current golden girl of the coffee world. It is less acidic and bitter, allowing you to better taste the flavor of the coffee.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup high quality coffee, ground
  • 3 to 4 cups water, depending on your desired strength

Instructions

  1. Fill a pitcher with the water.
  2. Add in the coffee grounds.
  3. Stir and place in the fridge for 24 hours.
  4. The next day, remove the brew from the fridge and strain with cheese cloth or a sieve fitted with a coffee filter. Discard the grounds.
  5. Fill a cup with ice and pour in your cold brew.
  6. Add in cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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