With warmer weather right around the corner, we’re excited to share this quick and easy recipe that will allow you to make your very own cold brew coffee in just a few minutes!
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee:
The perfect grind size: Take 3 oz (or 15 heaping tablespoons) of coarsely ground coffee and pour it in the bottom of a large pitcher. Pre-ground coffee may be used if you do not have a grinder at home, but it’s important to make sure the ground size resembles breadcrumbs.
Adding the water: Pour 1/2 gallon of 145ºF (or lukewarm) water onto the coffee grounds making sure there is no dry coffee left.
Steep and filter: Let it sit and steep undisturbed for 15-20 minutes. From there, filter the coffee into another pitcher using a traditional coffee maker brew basket and filter or a Hario V60 and filter.
Chill and serve: You should have about two liters of cold brew that you can place in the refrigerator to chill. This coffee is good for 8-10 days refrigerated.
Once done, you can serve as is or add milk, honey, flavored syrups and sugar!
How is cold brew different from iced coffee?
Cold brew coffee and iced coffee are similar in that they both result in a cold coffee that is ready to drink or add cream and sugar too. The biggest difference between the two is how the coffee is made.
Iced Coffee is strongly brewed hot coffee that is poured over ice. As the ice and hot coffee meet, the ice melts and dilutes the coffee, leaving you with a great balanced coffee.
Cold Brew Coffee is ground coffee steeped in cold water for an extended period of time and then strained out to then be served over ice.