"Chillin' with Cold Brew: Master the Art of Cold Brew at Home!"

July 03, 2023

Second Up In Our Summer Ice Coffee Series! 

"For coffee enthusiasts seeking a smoother, less acidic affair, cold brew is a revelation."

Come with me and let's embark on a journey to explore the magical realm of cold brew coffee. Picture yourself sipping on a refreshing, smooth, and aromatic iced coffee concoction—a wonderful elixir to combat the summer heat. But wait, you don't need to venture far to enjoy this delightful beverage. With a few simple items, you can brew your own tantalizing cold brew coffee at home. So, put on your barista hat, grab your favorite mug, and let's dive into the world of cold brew!

Step 1:
Gather Your Supplies Before we dive into the brewing process, let's gather our trusty tools. Here's what you'll need:

  1. Coarsely ground coffee: Opt for a medium-light roast with rich flavors. We recommend our Nomad or Guatemala coffees. Remember, coarse grind is the key to success in cold brew.
  2. Filter: A fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth, or even a clean thin kitchen towel will do the trick.
  3. Mason jar or pitcher: Ensure it's large enough to hold your desired amount of water and coffee grounds, with some extra room for expansion.
  4. Fresh, cold water: Preferably filtered, to ensure a clean and crisp taste.
  5. Patience: Cold brew takes time, my friend. But trust me, it's worth the wait!

Step 2: The Golden Ratio
Now that we're equipped with the right supplies, let's discuss the golden ratio. For a standard cold brew, aim for a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:4. That means for every cup (8 ounces) of coarsely ground coffee, you'll need 4 cups (32 ounces) of water. However, feel free to adjust the ratio according to your taste preferences. As we always say Taste is King.

Step 3: Brewing Magic

  1. Add your coarsely ground coffee to the mason jar or pitcher. Go ahead and unleash those aromatic beans!
  2. Slowly pour the cold water over the coffee grounds, ensuring they are fully saturated. Give it a gentle stir to make sure all the grounds are incorporated.
  3. Seal the jar or pitcher and let the magic happen. Place it in the refrigerator and let it steep for at least 12 to 24 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor. If you prefer a lighter brew, you can start tasting after 12 hours.
  4. Once the steeping time is up, it's time to separate the liquid gold from the grounds. Line your sieve or filter over a clean container, and pour the cold brew through it. This will catch the grounds, leaving behind the smooth cold brew concentrate
  5. You're almost there! If desired, give your cold brew a taste test. Adjust the strength by diluting it with water or adding a splash of milk or cream. It's your canvas—get creative!
  6. Serve your cold brew over ice in your favorite glass, and garnish it with a sprig of mint, a cinnamon stick, or a slice of orange. The presentation matters!
  7. Sit back, sip, and savor the fruits of your labor. Ah, the taste of victory! it should taste smooth

Conclusion: Congratulations, my coffee friend! You've successfully embarked on the cold brew journey and emerged victoriously with a glass of pure bliss. Armed with your newfound cold brew skills, you can now create your own signature blends, experiment with different flavors, and delight your taste buds with a personalized iced coffee experience, right in the comfort of your home.

Remember, the world of cold brew is vast and exciting. Feel free to explore, adapt, and enjoy this versatile brewing method. Home brewing is all about choosing your own adventure and finding the flavors that work for you!