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:
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.
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Good day, good coffee.
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