The future of summer coffee is here, and you can make it yourself!

by Jack Foster April 11, 2016

The future of summer coffee is here, and you can make it yourself!

Cold brew comes with a variety of benefits; it is higher in caffeine content due to a longer brewing process. It doesn’t suffer from dilution in the same way iced coffee does and is naturally sweeter as the coffee grounds aren’t exposed to high temperatures leading to less acidity in the finished cup.

To make cold brew at home you will need:

  • Mason Jar (any container big enough for water and coffee will do) Or a French press / cafetiere
  • Large Filter paper or cheesecloth
  • Coffee coarsely ground, make sure it’s very coarse! Finer grind will lead to cloudy coffee. The ratio of coffee to water depends on personal taste but around 1 cup of coffee to 3 cups of water should be a good starting point. Just remember to increase the ratio for larger containers.

Step 1- Put the coffee in your container or French press

Step 2- Add cold water incrementally and gently stir to make sure all the grounds are soaked

Step 3- Cover the container with your filter paper or cheesecloth, if using a French press just put the lid on but DONT push the plunger down

Step 4- Wait. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for at least 12 hours. This is known as “steeping”.

Step 5- Press! Find a suitable container for your finished cold brew (whatever you’re serving it from) Take your filter paper or cheese cloth and line a fine mesh sieve with it, pour your mixture through this into your serving container slowly to make sure its filtered properly and hey presto you have cold brew. For the French press method simply push the plunger down and pour!

The cold brew will keep for up to 2 weeks if covered and kept refrigerated. Add ice, milk or cream to taste and enjoy.

You can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make a coffee float, perfect for summer.

Be sure to keep an eye on our facebook, twitter and instagram for more brewing tips and recipes!

Good day, good coffee.

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Jack Foster
Jack Foster


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