Cold brewing coffee is an excellent brew method for a smooth yet robust cup. It can be used to save time during a busy week and works right alongside your meal prep routine.
Our cold brew recipe may be unique. This is because it is our opinion that the best flavors of coffee are extracted at higher temperatures (ask your barista). We use a hybrid recipe that begins hot and finishes cold. This brewing method produces a concentrated liquid that can be poured over ice and cut with milk without tasting watered down. Scroll down to find out more about our favorite cold brew recipe ever!
Measure 16 oz of water and bring to a boil on your stove top or in a hot water kettle.
Measure out 4oz of coarse ground coffee on a scale. Pour ground coffee into the bottom of a 32 oz or greater glass container. Or to eliminate final step use a large fine mesh cheese cloth to create a 'tea bag' for the coffee. If you go this route be sure to keep the cloth loosely fitting around the coffee. If it is too tight around the coffee the water will not be able to contact the coffee properly.
Once your water has begun to boil, remove from heat and pour over coffee grounds inside your container. Pour water in 3 increments stirring between each. Steep for ~30 - 45 minutes.
Measure 16 oz. of cold water and pour into your steeping coffee until nearly full leaving room to stir one last time. Seal container with a tight fitting lid or plastic wrap and move to refrigerator.
If you did not use cheese cloth to brew, open your container after 12 - 24 hours and strain. Do not stir or shake before straining as the coffee will settle to the bottom and you may be able to simply pour your cold brew off the top into its final storage container. Serve over ice or with milk.
If you did use cheese cloth, open your container and remove cheese cloth and drain without squeezing. Coffee is now ready to serve.
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