Cold brew coffee is super simple to make at home and requires no fancy equipment. Just add water to coffee, stir, cover, and leave it out on the counter overnight. Voilà, you just made cold brew!
What is Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee is coffee that is brewed using cold or room temperature water, rather than hot water. This brewing method results in a coffee that is lower in acidity and has a smooth, rich flavor. Cold brew coffee is typically served cold or over ice, making it a perfect choice for hot summer days.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
What you'll need: Jar, Coffee, Water, Paper Coffee Filter
Step 1: Find a large jar or container to make your cold brew. You can use a mason jar, pitcher, French press, or even a large bowl if you don’t have anything else on hand - something with a lid preferably.
Step 2: Get some coarsely ground coffee. We're using Tuturu cacao botanical coffee for an extra hint of dark chocolate flavor, but you can use whatever beans you prefer. In your jar, stir together 1/2 cup of coffee grounds for every 2.5 cups cold water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours
Step 3: Strain mixture through a paper coffee filter, a fine-mesh sieve (like the one you use to drain pasta) or a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Pour your freshly made cold brew into a tall glass filled with ice. If desired, add milk.
Step 4: Pour your freshly made cold brew into a tall glass filled with ice. If desired, add milk.
Tips for Perfecting Your Cold Brew Coffee
Experiment with the ratio of coffee to water to find the perfect strength for your taste. A common ratio is 1:5, but you can adjust this to your liking.
If you prefer a sweeter cold brew, try adding a touch of simple syrup or sweetened condensed milk to your cup before filling it with coffee.
If you find that your cold brew is too strong or too weak, you can dilute it with water or concentrate it by adding more coffee grounds.
Finally, play around with the steeping time to find the perfect balance of flavor. A longer steeping time will result in a stronger, more intense coffee, while a shorter steeping time will result in a milder brew.
We hope these tips help you make the perfect cold brew coffee at home. Happy brewing!