Cold Brew Brewing Guide
We make our own bottled cold brew in the shop and really it can't be beaten on a warm summers day! It can be enjoyed black or with milk.
Cold Brew is made by steeping ground coffee in cold water overnight (or for around 12 - 20 hours depending on taste - longer is stronger) It makes a coffee that is naturally sweeter and full-bodied in flavour with less acidity and bitterness. Delicious!!
What beans? You can use beans roasted for filter or espresso. If you want to mix with milk then espresso beans are perfect.
What grind? You need a medium coarse grind, the Hario Mini Mill is perfect for this.
There is specialist equipment out there to make cold brew but at home we use a large glass jar - a Kilner jar is perfect or you could use a french press or cafetiere. We also reccomend you use filtered water if possible for an even cleaner taste.
1. Measure out coffee beans and water. The ratio is 4 to 1 beans to water. So if you use a small container you want 1 full cup of coffee beans to 4 full cups of water.
2. Grind your coffee and add the ground beans and water to your glass jar.
3. Stir well and leave to steep at room temperature for at least 12 hours.
4. Strain the coffee through a muslin cloth, and pour this liquid into a new jar - this is your Cold Brew concentrate and it can be kept in the fridge for a around a week.
Remember! This is a concentrate - a little goes a long way. We recommend diluting 50/50 with water, drink black over ice OR add cold milk (delicious with Oat milk too)