Nothing beats a having a cold brew coffee on a hot day, or any day. There is no wrong time to have a cold brew. While getting your favorite cold brew coffee at your local favorite coffee shop may not seem too expensive, eventually it adds up. I never understood why it cost us so much for coffee. While getting a plain old cold brew coffee is only a few bucks, that total adds up quickly once you start adding those ever-so delicious extras.
Cold Brew coffee itself is so easy to make at home. There is something so satisfying about making it at home and enjoying it whenever you want.
I like to make a big batch of cold brew coffee to have it ready at any time of the day. Cold-brew can last for a few weeks in the fridge, making it ideal for coffee prep on a Sunday and having it ready to go in the morning.
The thing about cold brew is, its always ready. We all have those days we sleep in a little too late, then scramble out of bed to get to work on time. If you someone like me, we don't leave the door without our morning coffee, and we may not have enough time to stop at the coffee shop to get one.
That's the beauty of cold brew pour it into your cup, add your flavorings if you wish, and then head out the door. The only thing about cold brew coffee you need to worry about is giving it enough time to brew. Brew cold-brew can take up to 12 - 20 hours. It is best to make it the day before and let it sit and steep overnight.
Here are some key points you should know about cold brew coffee.
- Cold brew is less acidic when you use the cold brew method its less acidic than the traditional brew method for coffee.
- Are you looking for a hot cup of coffee? You can heat your cold brew as well and still taste amazing.
- Cold brew coffee is much stronger than brewed coffee. There are several factors like, what beans you used, how long they have steeped, and how much water you used. Experiment to find your perfect cold brew.
- Coarsely grounded coffee beans will make for a better cold brew. For optimal cold brew, make sure your coffee grounds are coarse. If your coffee grinder doesn't have this option, you can always use the one at the store. I highly recommend you get a good coffee grinder that you can choose the type of grind for your beans.
- Homemade cold brew coffee is more smooth and is super refreshing.
- Once you have made your batch of cold brew, its ready at any time, there is no need to wait for your coffee pot to heat up and brew it.
Final Thoughts on Cold Brew Coffee
My favorite part about cold brew coffee is it is super easy to make at home, and it is more affordable than buying it at your local coffee shop. Water, beans, and time are all you need to make the best cold brew at home. So what's stopping you from making cold brew?