How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home
Cold brew coffee has taken coffee lovers by storm over the last year. If you love iced coffee, chances are you'll love cold brew even more. Iced coffee is hot coffee poured over ice, or hot coffee that is cooled. This can dilute the coffee unfortunately, which is why people have become fans of cold brew coffee. It's still the delicious cool coffee you love, but with a richer and smoother taste. The process of cold brewing coffee is very easy to do at home, so give it a try!
Here's what you will need:
- A coffee grinder - we recommend the Baratza Encore Grinder
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 cup coffee beans of your choice - browse J.L. Hufford coffee today!
- Mason jar or glass container
- Strainer or sieve - we recommend the J.L. Hufford French Press
- Creamer or milk (optional)
Here's how to do it:
- Grind your coffee to a medium coarse consistency. You don't want it really fine, as the flavor tastes better when your coffee is a little coarse.
- Add the coffee and water to a mason jar or glass container. Leave it on your counter or table for twelve to fifteen hours to steep.
- Strain the coffee through a sieve or strainer or French press (you can strain the coffee through a fine mesh sieve that's lined with a couple layers of cheesecloth over a large measuring cup or bowl).
- Pour the strained cold brew coffee into a clean mason jar and store in the fridge.
- Serve with water, creamer, milk. Please note that your are creating a cold brew coffee concentrate, which is incredibly high in caffeine, so dilute it with water or creamer.
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