Cold-brew coffee is the “hot” new beverage at coffee shops. Slightly different than regular iced coffee, it uses time rather than heat to brew. Many of the acids that are prevalent in hot brewed coffee never come into play when the coffee is cold brewed, so it is smoother, less bitter and more sippable. Did you know that you can easily make cold-brew coffee at home, too? Let us show you how to make this treat with no special tools needed.
Make Your Own Cold-Brew Coffee — With No Special Equipment
There are certainly plenty of special pitchers, pots and strainers designed expressly for making cold-brew coffee at home, but the reality is that you don’t need any of them!
First, start with a relatively coarse-ground coffee. Now is not the time for a fine espresso roast. Place an amount in a jar or other glass container with a lid so that you can comfortably pour approximately eight times the amount of water — a 1:8 ratio of coffee to water. For instance, if you wanted to make approximately four cups of cold brew coffee, start with 1/2 cup of ground coffee and four cups of water. Stir well and cover. Let the coffee sit for 24 to 48 hours in your refrigerator. You can give it a shake or stir now and then if you’d like, but it’s not necessary.
When you’re ready to drink the coffee, first pour it through a strainer or sieve to remove the largest grounds. Then, pour the coffee through cheesecloth, muslin or paper towels to remove the fine particles and oils. You’re left with delicious, ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee. Add cream and sweetener if you desire, and you’ve got summer’s favorite coffee drink!
Now that you know the secret to creating delicious cold-brew coffee at home, you can serve it to guests when they come by for a visit. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a great apartment in Edgewater, perhaps one with a terrace for enjoying iced coffee in the warm summer sun, why not reach out to us at Infinity Edgewater today?