Thursday, April 17, 2014

diy thursday: cold brew

I love coffee. I love the taste and the aroma. And sometimes cold brew is the way to go. The great thing about cold brew is that it is a lot less bitter providing a much smoother flavor. It is less acidic and since many people have a hard time with the acid in coffee this allows them to drink coffee without much trouble (and if you want to make it even less acidy you can use decaf coffee). If you do make caffeinated cold brew then there is less caffeine per cup as well. Cold brew is also easy to bring if you are going somewhere where they don't have a coffee maker. Just bring some cold brew and you have coffee for the week without the need for a coffee maker. And to top it off cold brew is super easy to make.

Cold Brew Coffee


Ground coffee
Water (I use filtered)
French press or substitute (I use my Eva Solo Cafe Solo -just a little plug for danish design:))
Glass jar with lid or other container


In your french press add your coffee and water (1/3 cup ground coffee per 1 cup of water).

Stir the coffee and water together.

Let it sit covered for 24 hours.

Then pour the concentrated coffee into your glass jar. This is why is it helpful to use a French Press or my trusted Eva Solo as it helps keep the grounds out of the coffee concentrate as you pour. But you could also use a coffee filter instead.

Store the cold brew concentrate in the fridge.

When you are ready to use then add some cold brew to a mug or glass depending on whether you want hot or iced coffee. Add as much as you would like depending on how strong you like your coffee.

Then add either hot or cold water  - and voila... you have a fresh cup of low acid smooth tasting coffee.