Welcome to our ultimate guide to making cold brew coffee, where we will take you through every step of the process, from selecting the right beans to serving up a delicious cup of cold brew.
What is Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee is a coffee brewing method that involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time, typically 12-24 hours. The result is a smooth and rich coffee concentrate that is less acidic than traditional hot-brewed coffee.
Choosing the Right Beans
The quality of your coffee beans is key to making a great cup of cold-brew coffee. We recommend using freshly roasted coffee beans, ideally within two weeks of their roast date. Look for beans that are medium to dark roast, as they will provide a richer flavor and aroma.
Grinding the Beans
For the best results, grind your coffee beans just before brewing. Use a coarse grind size, similar to what you would use for a French press. This allows for a slower extraction and a more flavorful cup of cold brew.
We offer several options for coffee grinders, including the Encore Grinder with precision-cut commercial-grade steel burrs for coffee grinding that has adjustable grind size. We also have the Hario Ceramic Coffee Mill Mini Slim+ for hand grinding and an attachment called the Electro Solo that makes grinding automatic.
Using the Hario USA “Mizudashi” Cold Brew Coffee Maker
For an easy and convenient way to make cold brew coffee, we recommend using the Hario USA “Mizudashi” cold brew coffee maker. This 1000ML cold brew pot is priced at only $22.50 and is a great way to make large batches of cold brew.
Here’s how to use the Hario USA “Mizudashi” cold brew coffee maker:
- Add your desired amount of coarsely ground coffee to the mesh filter in the top section of the pot.
- Fill the pot with cold water up to the indicated level.
- Stir the ground coffee for a few seconds to ensure it is completely saturated with water and no dry pockets remain.
- Place the lid on top and allow the coffee to steep in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
- Once the coffee has steeped, remove the mesh filter and discard the used coffee grounds.
- Pour the cold brew coffee concentrate into a separate container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Serving Cold Brew Coffee
Cold brew coffee concentrate can be enjoyed on its own or diluted with water, milk, or your favorite creamer. We recommend using a 1:1 ratio of coffee concentrate to water or milk, and then adjusting to your desired strength and flavor.
To serve, pour the coffee concentrate over ice and add your desired amount of water, milk, or creamer. You can also add flavors such as vanilla or cinnamon syrup for an extra kick of flavor.
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