If you know me, then you know I am obsessed with iced coffee. Last week, I made coffee ice cubes, so this week I decided to try my hand at cold brew coffee.
What’s the difference? Cold brew coffee is brewed without heat and therefore produces a less astringent and acidic coffee.
How do you make it?
Step 1: Pour room temperature water over coarsely ground coffee, stir then let sit for a minimum of 12 hours. (I used the ratio of 1 1/2 cups coffee to 8 cups water.)
Step 2: Filter coffee through coffee filter lined strainer.
Step 3: Pour over ice and enjoy! Note: Some people dilute the coffee with water at a 1:1 ratio, but I like my coffee slap-me-in-the-face strong, so I prefer it as is.
Is it worth the effort? Heck yes! The coffee bean’s nutty and chocolate notes are more pronounced and create a sweetened effect. Yum-o!
—Judith Pena, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief