We all crave a good glass of chilled coffee during those hot summer days. Many of us feel too overwhelmed by the heat to even do anything, let alone make iced coffee. Thankfully, there is a method of brewing coffee grounds that results in the best iced coffee you’ll ever have.
Cold brew coffee is coffee that has been brewed in a cold environment over a prolonged period of time. What makes the process so unique is that the flavors are leached out of the beans, producing a lower acidity profile.
Making cold brew coffee is no journey up the mountain, but rather a patience game. At home, simply grind your coffee beans down into a coarse consistency, or buy already ground up coffee. Mix the coffee grounds with water and let it soak overnight.
During the soaking time, the water will slowly leach out the coffee from the grounds, creating a strong, cold brew.
Strain out the grounds after seeping, and enjoy a chilled cup of cold brew coffee.
One of the fantastic things about cold brew is that you can make it stronger or weaker, depending on your preference. For a standard concentrated brew, mix one cup of grounds with four cups of water and leave it in the fridge. This ratio will be perfect for mixing with milk or pouring straight over ice. If this ratio is too strong, however, you can reduce the coffee grounds or increase the amount of water.