Cold brew coffee involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time, usually 12-24 hours. This method produces a smooth and less acidic cup of coffee that is served cold.
- Coffee grinder
- Ground coffee
- Large jar or pitcher
- Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer.
- Grind the coffee beans to a coarse consistency.
- Add the desired amount of ground coffee to the jar or pitcher.
- Add cold water to the jar or pitcher, using a ratio of 1:8 coffee to water.
- Stir the coffee and water mixture.
- Cover the jar or pitcher and let it steep in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
- Once the steeping process is complete, strain the coffee through the cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer.
- Serve the coffee over ice.
- Use a coarse grind to prevent over-extraction.
- Experiment with steeping times and coffee to water ratios for different flavors.
- Use a sealable jar or pitcher to prevent spills and maintain freshness.