The taste of a freshly brewed cup of cold coffee made from the finest ground coffee beans is a refreshingly delightful experience. It is so good you cannot even compare it to a tasteful cup of traditional cold ice coffee on a hot summery day when a cooling beverage is necessary to perk you up and beat the heat. This is because the brewing process for cold coffee is not the same way iced coffee is. You can learn how to make cold brew coffee yourself by learning the cold brew coffee method.
Cold brew coffee is more than just cold coffee. Photo: Dennis Tang
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee Method
The method for making cold coffee begins with placing coffee grinds into the bottom of a large glass jar or pitcher with ice-cold water filling up the jar or pitcher the rest of the way. Next, the pitcher of ingredients goes directly into the refrigerator where it brews up cold coffee, which takes approximately an entire 24-hour. After, the brewing process the coffee grinds are strained from the cold brewed coffee and served up cold as it is, or over ice with some milk and sugar. With this method, you achieve a less watery coffee with a fuller sweeter flavor. Once you have a cup of this coffee, learning how to make cold brew coffee at home will become your new mission.
Iced Coffee vs. Cold Brew Coffee
The iced coffee method creates a watered down beverage that is not as delightful tasting as cold coffee. This is because freshly brewed hot coffee is poured over ice, which melts it down creating a watery flavored beverage. Then, the milk, cream, sugar or honey is added to help enhance the flavor, but doing this also takes away even more coffee flavor. This is why cold coffee is becoming more and more popular, and why more and more people want to learn how to make cold brew coffee themselves.
Cold Brew Coffee
If you desire to learn how to make your own cold brew coffee at home you will need:
- 2-quart pitcher or jar
- Favorite bag of coffee grounds
- 1 ½ quarts freshly filtered water
- Fine mesh strainer and large coffee filter
- Clean pitcher for pouring the cold coffee into
- Large spoon for mixing
- Sweetener of choice such as honey, nectar or table sugar
- Milk or cream
- Plenty of ice
- Serving cups
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home
Begin making the coffee by adding 2-cups of coffee grounds to the 2-quart container of choice. For a fresher more flavorful brew, grind your own coffee beans at home and use those grounds instead.
Add in 1 ½ quarters of freshly filtered water into the 2-quart container with the coffee grounds. After, combine the ingredients together with the large mixing spoon, place a lid or plastic wrap over the pitcher of ingredients and put the pitcher in the refrigerator for 24-hours to brew up cold coffee. As you can see so far, the steps on how to make cold brew coffee at home are simple.
Place the fine mesh strainer with the large coffee filter inside of it over a clean pitcher. Now, grab the brew from the refrigerator and carefully strain and filter the coffee grounds from it slowly until you end up with a pitcher of coffee.
Serve the cold coffee up in the serving cups over ice with the sweetener of choice, and milk or cream if desired. You can also serve the coffee up as is if that is what you prefer.After all, this is your cold coffee experience. See learning how to make cold brew coffee was simple, and by now you should know that it is completely different than ice coffee.
Now that you know how to make cold brew coffee, you are probably dying to head to the kitchen and make a batch. What are you waiting for? You will not regret doing so if you are a coffee lover. Once you make your first batch, you will want to teach love ones who love coffee,how to make cold brew coffee also. Then, those love ones will teach their friends how to make cold brew coffee too. Before you know it, everyone will know how to make cold brew coffee.