HOW TO BREW
Cold Brew Coffee
Serves: 4 Cups Difficulty: Easy Time Taken: 12-18 hours, Active: 2 to 3 mins
A cold brew pot or similar
Your favourite specialty coffee
Cold Brew coffee is not to be confused with iced coffee; cold brew coffee is coffee that has been left to brew in cold water.
Cold brew allows for the coffee to be brewed – as the name suggests – without heat, which enables some amazing flavours that you won’t previously have encountered in hot brewed coffee.
You can cold brew with just about anything in the kitchen; as long as you have coffee and water, you just need to leave it for 12-18 hours. It is best if you use one of the recommenced methods however. Let us show you our preferred method.
Preparation only takes a few minutes and you will appreciate the special treat that you will find the following day.
Time Required: Active 3 to 4 minutes. All Time Taken 12-18 hours
It is best to use good quality water for a cold brew.
The first step in preparing is weighing and grinding your coffee beans. For a four-cup cold brew pot, you’ll need 15 to 17 grams of coffee, ground to the same fineness as you would require for an espresso machine.
Weigh and grind your coffee, then set it aside for a moment.
Add your speciality coffee to your cold brew filter chamber and place into the glass pot. Once you have your desired amount of coffee in the pot, slowly pour in your spring water or filtered water to the top.
Leave your cold brew pot in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours. We recommend 12 – 18. Longer time for lighter roasts is a general rule Rick has made up.
Learn more about Cold Brewing:
Cold brewing coffee is one of the oldest methods of brewing coffee and has been a mainstay of brewing large amounts of coffee concentrate for many years. This may be why the practice has not yet been as popular with the general masses, as it seems more industrial.