It is that time of the year when you need a cold beverage in your fridge all day long. Hello Summers, Bu-Bye Hot Coffee!
The best part is that you don’t need skills of a trained barista or a fancy coffee maker to make cold brew coffee at home. Although a Mizudashi Pot makes your life much simpler, not everyone wants a simple life. So, save yourself trips to the coffee shop and now make cold brew at home with the most basic equipment.
What do you need?
- Coarsely ground coffee
- Cold brew bag
How to make cold brew?
- Take a cold brew bag and add coarsely ground coffee. The coarse grind is important and you know why. In case you don’t, give this blog a read.
- We recommend a brew ratio of 1:10 – for every 1 Litre cold brew, we use 100 gm coffee. Put the cold brew bag containing ground coffee in a container and add 1000 ml room temperature water.
- Let it brew for 15 hours. Although we have experienced different results with different brew durations and it depends upon the coffee you are using, our sweet spot lies somewhere between 15-18 hours.
Since the coffee is brewed “cold”, it takes these many hours to extract the coffee. This slow infusion pulls out great flavor from the coffee and leaves out compounds that can make coffee bitter and sour giving you a smooth and sweet cup. Once done brewing, take out the cold brew bag out of the container and transfer the brewed coffee to a bottle or jar and store it in the fridge. You can use this batch for 3-4 days. Dilute it with ice, water, milk or have it as is – it is a matter of personal taste!
PS: If you want a more effortless method to make cold brew, you can pick from our range of equipment free, ready to brew cold brew bags.
About the Author
A curious coffee drinker with an acute bent for finding the best cup of coffee around, she went all the way to Rome (the espresso land) to do SCA Level 1 Barista Certification. In the last 4 years in specialty coffee, she has trained Baristas, tasted more than 100 different coffees, interacted with all kinds of coffee lovers and made so many cappuccinos! Her favorites include coffees from Ethiopia and Indian naturals.