Cold brew, or cold-press, refers to the process of steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water for an extended period. It is also sometimes referred to as Toddy coffee which is a trademarked cold brewing system. The cold brew process requires grinding. Coarse-ground beans are soaked in water for a prolonged period of time, usually 12 hours or more. The water is normally kept at room temperature, but chilled water can also be used. The grounds must be filtered out of the water after they have been steeped using a paper coffee filter, a fine metal sieve, a French press or felt, in the case of the Toddy system. The result is a coffee concentrate that is often diluted with water or milk, and can be served hot, over ice, or blended with ice and other ingredients such as chocolate. Cold brewed coffee naturally seems sweeter due to its lower acidity. Because the coffee beans in cold brew coffee never come into contact with heated water, the process of leaching flavor from the beans produces a chemical profile different from conventional brewing methods.
Cold brew coffee is not to be confused with iced coffee, which can refer to coffee that is brewed hot and then chilled by pouring over or adding ice.
Cold brewed coffee has become a popular alternative to traditional iced coffee, which is brewed hot and then poured over ice.
Cold brewing is a coffee preparation method that can take up to a day, Ingredients: 1 cup hot water (around 205 degrees) 7 cups cool water 300g of coffee, coarsely ground
Instructions: Coarsely grind whole bean coffee and place the grounds in a large container. Heat up a cup of water until it’s about 205 degrees. Pour the hot water into the coffee, and stir to saturate the grounds. Leave to bloom for 90 seconds. Pour the remaining cool water over the grounds, seal tightly and refrigerate for 24 hours. Filter the coffee through a cloth or paper filter. Because you’ll brew a concentrate, you can vary the strength, but it is recommended you dilute one part coffee with 2 parts water. Sal’s Traditional Cold Brew
Ingredients: 300g of coffee, coarsely ground 8 cups of cool water
Instructions: Coarsely grind your whole bean coffee and place the grounds in a large container. Pour the cool water over the grounds, seal tightly and refrigerate for 22 hours. Filter the coffee through a cloth or paper filter. Because you’ll brew a concentrate, you can vary the strength, but it is recommended you dilute one part coffee with 2 parts water.
Tips For Cold Brewing
Use coffee that is fresh—the fresher your coffee, the better your cold brew. This is true for any drip method of coffee preparation.
Use light roast coffees. Their flavors are more transparent.
Use a coarse to medium grind.
Steep your coffee in a sealed container to reduce oxidation.
Although a refrigerated steep takes longer, it produces cleaner flavors.
Use a paper or cloth filter when you filter your coffee. It will get all the sediment out and give you cleaner flavors.