There are a few ways to make iced coffee at home, but the most well-loved is the cold brew method. Cold brew is really as simple as mixing ground coffee with cool water and steeping the mixture in the fridge overnight. The next day you strain the mixture, leaving you with a concentrate (it’s strong, so you’ll want to dilute it) that can be served right away or stored for up to two weeks.
Beyond the fact that this method makes for a longer-lasting brew that can be prepared in big batches, cold brew coffee also tastes downright incredible. The cold steeping process makes a smooth, mellow cup of coffee that has very little acidity or bitterness.
YOU WILL NEED:
Freshly roasted coffee
Digital scale (optional)
Grinder (or select the ground option when purchasing your beans)
Large jar with lid
Cheesecloth or coffee filters
Ratio: 1:4 (coffee to water)
Grind: Very Coarse
1. Coarsely grind the coffee beans.
2. Combine the ground coffee and water in the jar. Stir. Make sure all of the coffee gets wet.
3. Seal with a lid and steep the coffee in the fridge for 16 hours.
4. Strain the coffee concentrate. Use cheesecloth for best results.
5. Transfer the concentrate to a clean airtight jar for up to 2 weeks; however, the flavour quality will degrade after 1 week. To enjoy this concentrate as a regular cold brew, use 1:2 ratio of concentrate to water or milk.