Cold brewed coffee is easy to make at home and so delicious on a hot summer day! All you need is a proper cold brew coffee maker or a bottle or jar that can be sealed and the brewing can begin. Cold brewed coffee and iced coffee are not the same thing. Cold-brewed coffee is ground coffee steeped in cold water and strained, while iced coffee is brewed hot and poured over ice. Cold brewed coffee refers to coffee that is extracted at room temperature or in a refrigerator for a long time, so that the coffee flavors are slowly extracted from the coffee grounds. The end result is a soft, concentrated coffee that can be enjoyed as such with ice, or with milk optionally flavored with syrup.
So, this is how you make cold brew coffee:
Select the coffee according to your taste. In cold brewed coffee, different flavors are emphasized compared to normal brewing, so you should try different kinds of coffees. Start e.g. with a lightly roasted African coffee or a darker roasted Brazilian.
Use a scale and measure 12 g of coffee for every 100 g of water (e.g. one liter of water and about 120 grams of coffee).
Grind the coffee coarse, to french press coarseness , and pour the ground coffee and water into a cold brew pot or bottle that can be sealed. Mix well.
Let the coffee brew for at least 12 hours at room temperature or 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Just remove the filter from the cold brew pot or filter the coffee using a coffee paper filter.
Enjoy your refreshing cold brew coffee. Cold brewed coffee can be stored in the refrigerator for at least one week.