Fun Facts about Cold Brew Coffee
Cold-brew can be strong. This depends on a lot of factors, including the beans used, steeping time, and dilution.
Dilution is the factor that is the easiest to control.
Don’t drink cold brew concentrate straight—it’s highly caffeinated!
Cold brew is less acidic.
If regular drip coffee or espresso upsets your stomach, cold brew may not.
The only way to know is to try it, and you’ll have more control over the end result if you make it yourself.
You can heat up a cold brew and drink it hot.
Indeed, it’s true, and it’s very good.
The flavor stays about the same.
Cold-brew takes longer to make than drip coffee.
Since the water is cold, it needs to steep for about 12 to 18 hours to soak up the coffee’s color, flavor, and caffeine.
The cold extraction process brings out less of the coffee’s bitter compounds, which produces a sweeter and smoother result.
Coarsely-ground coffee makes the best cold brew.
No coffee grinder at home? No problem. Just grind your coffee at the grocery store using their big coffee grinder machine, with the dial set on the coarse/French press option.
I’ve provided approximate amounts of ground coffee to use if you don’t have a scale for a more accurate weight measurement (don’t worry about it).
Use any coffee variety you enjoy to make cold brew.
Any variety will work, and you’ll find that it tases less bitter when its steeped in cold water instead of hot.
It would be fun to compare a glass of cold brew coffee with hot coffee of the same variety.
COLD-BREW RECIPE HERE
Have you tried it before?