How To Make The Best Cold Brew Coffee

How To Make The Best Cold Brew Coffee

Alright, everyone knows how great cold brew coffee is. We get it at our local coffee shop, and it's incredible. However, did you know it's even better when you make it at home? Yes, it tastes better, and it is cheaper to make it at home than stopping at the coffee shop.

You can check out my last post on everything you need to know about cold brew and why it is fantastic. But in this post, let's talk about how you can make it at home. Some of the things you need to know to make that perfect cold brew at home.

Before we go any further, Four Roses Coffee Co has done the work for you. If you're worried about having to find the right coffee for your cold brew and worried about getting the grind just right, we have done that for you. Freshly roasted the day you order, we grind it to perfection, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

The Water Ratio

There is no official cold brew ratio. That's because it depends on you and how you like your coffee. What you are doing is making a cold brew concentrate and will be able to dilute it once you are finished and ready to serve. What you will need to make your life easier is a kitchen scale. Here is the ratio:

For every 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee, you will need 4 cups of water. 

Steeping Your Coffee Grounds

All steeping means is to soak food or tea in water or other liquid to extract its flavor and, in this case, coffee grounds. The amount of time you steep your coffee is totally up to you as there is no exact time frame for steeping. Most suggest at least 12 hours, but you can go up to 24 hours. It is totally up to you can you may soak your coffee to your taste and schedule. I like to steep my coffee overnight, its the best way. I do it the night before, roughly around 6 pm, to give it enough time to steep, and by the time I wake up, it is ready.

Straining Your Coffee

When your coffee is ready, you will then need to strain your coffee. However, there are plenty of different ways to strain your coffee. But what you're aiming for it little to no grounds. The best way to do this is to strain your coffee use the paper coffee filters, or if you have a reusable coffee filter, that will work too. You can try cheesecloth, or even a clean towel if you want. Use what you got; you may also need to strain your coffee twice to make sure you get everything.

Serving Your Cold Brew

Once your coffee has been strained, get ready for the most magnificent cup of cold brew coffee you ever had. Get your preferred serving glass and fill it halfway with water. Then fill the rest of your glass with your cold brew concentrate.

That's it! You have done it. You officially made cold brew coffee at home. Your cold brew concentrate will last you two weeks in the fridge. Combine your cold brew with whatever creamer or favorite coffee fixings you like.

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