Cold brew coffee has taken the world by storm in the last couple of years. Coffee lovers are mesmerized by the rich, complex and concentrated flavours it provides. There are a number of ways to make a cold brew and this brewing guide introduces the Cold Brew by Immersion method. It is the easiest of all methods and we wish to tell you that anyone can make a decilicious cold brew at home with ease. Becasue this method involves steeping coffee for 12-14 hours, it maybe more suitable for bigger and rounder coffees.
Step 1: Grind
Grind 100g of coffee coarsely, a notch more so than that for French Press.
Prepare 465ml water at room temperature.
Step 2: Pour & Steep
Put the ground coffee into the flask and then pour in the water.
Covered, refrigerate for 12-14 hours.
Step 3: Filter
Line a second flask with a piece of chemex filter paper or a cheese cloth. After steeping for 12-14 hours, pour coffee into the second flask, filtering out the grounds.
Step 4: Dilute (optional)
This immersion method produces some pretty concentrated coffee. Some people prefer their drink to be more diluted. We suggest a diluting ratio of 1:1 with cold water.
After the coffee has all been filtered from the grounds, pour it yet once again into a bottle on a scale and see how much coffee you have yielded from the brew. Add the same amount of cold water to dilute the coffee.