Homemade cold brew coffee is:
- Smooth, slightly sweet and super refreshing
- Easy to make
- More affordable than buying at a coffee shop
- Ready-made for busy mornings
- Easily heated up if you’re in the mood for hot coffee
What's Cold Brew ?
You can make cold brew on the weekend, then pour your coffee from the fridge every morning. No boiling water. No fussing with a coffee maker.
As someone who is 100% not a morning person, cold brew coffee is a total game changer.
Let’s make some cold brew!
This depends on a lot of factors, including the beans used, steeping time, and dilution. The dilution is the factor that is the easiest to control. Don’t drink cold brew concentrate straight—it’s for sure very high in caffeine!
If regular drip coffee or espresso upsets your stomach, cold brew might 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.
Indeed, it’s true, and it’s very good. The flavor stays about the same!
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 fewer of coffee’s bitter compounds, which produces a sweeter and smoother result.
No coffee grinder at home? No problem. When you place your order select cold brew in the grind options. 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!).
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.
Here’s the deal: This ratio is flexible. You’re making cold brew concentrate, and you can dilute the concentrate to taste once it’s finished.
The steeping time is flexible as well. I’ve read suggestions for “overnight or 12 hours,” and “at least 18 or up to 24 hours,” so do what works with your schedule. Starbucks steeps their cold brew for 20 hours.