How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

We’ve all perfected how to make our favourite cup of hot coffee, but during the summer months, why not try something a little bit different for your morning caffeine hit?

Cold brew coffee uses time instead of heat to extract oils and caffeine from the ground coffee beans. This method gives you a smooth and less bitter taste, without losing any of the strength and flavour in the process..

A tip on which coffee beans make the perfect cold brews

What you’ll need
1x bag of coffee beans
1x large mason jar
Cold water
Muslin/cheesecloth/coffee filter paper

How to make your cold brew coffee

  • Coarsely grind coffee beans to roughly the same consistency of breadcrumbs (careful not to overgrind - too finely ground beans won’t have the same flavour or aesthetic).
  • Place ground coffee into a large mason jar and add cold water (1:8 ratio of coffee to cold water).
  • Stir until well combined and leave to steep overnight. (The brew can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge. The colder the temperature, the longer the mixture needs to brew).
  • Strain into a large bowl using a sieve. Discard your leftover grounds – why not pop them into your compost bin?
  • Tuck muslin or cheesecloth or coffee filter paper into cleaned sieve and strain back into jar.
  • Repeat 2-3 times until there is no murky residue left at the bottom of the jar.
  • Serve over ice and add milk or sugar for desired taste.

Tip for making your fair trade iced coffee

Published at: 07-05-2020
Tags: Cold Brew Fairtrade Coffee How to Guide
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