Cold brew is all the rage in Thailand and is so simple to make at home.
A good cold brew coffee is something that a lot of people, including myself, appreciate.
On a hot day, there’s nothing like a big cup of ice cold coffee to soothe the soul (or cold day no judgment). And it’s no surprise that so many people are enamored with the beverage.
The argument of better taste is one of the main reasons why so many people enjoy the drink.
The coffee is less bitter since the grounds are not exposed to high temperatures.
Some argue that cold brew coffee is less acidic than hot coffee, but according to Daily Coffee News, more research has recently been done on the topic. According to some reports, if you want your coffee to have less acidity, try a dark roast rather than a light roast.
Another advantage of cold brew is that it is a concentrate, allowing you to customize your cup of coffee. Add to your water ratio to make it stronger or weaker.
So, how do you make your own cold brew coffee at home?
To begin, grind your coffee. To make 4 cups of cold brew coffee, you’ll need 1 cup of coffee grounds. Grind your coffee to a medium to coarse grind (or buy pre-ground).
In your large bowl/jar fill with 4 cups of cold filtered water. Sprinkle the coffee grounds evenly over the top of the water. Let the coffee ‘bloom’ on top of the water for about 30 to 60 seconds (aka let the water soak in). Stir together.
Refrigerate after covering with plastic wrap. For better results, set aside for 12 to 14 hours.
In a mesh strainer, layer cheesecloth and position over a large bowl/jar. Using cheesecloth, strain the cold-brewed coffee. For extra smoothness, strain twice. Refrigerate your cold brew coffee for up to 10 days.
To serve pour over ice, find your perfect ratio of added water, milk, and/or sugar to the concentrate.
Most people recommend a 50/50 water down of the concentrate with either ice/water/milk. Personally, we prefer more of a 2/3 coffee 1/3 mix-in person but that is the beauty of cold brew my friends!
And of course, we recommend trying our original beans, coarsely ground for your cold brew adventure. Let us know how you like your coffee and how cold brewing at home has gone for you.