There are many pleasures in life, but only a few things are as refreshing as a caffeine-rich cup of iced coffee most especially during summer. Some people have attempted to make this rich tasting cup of bliss only to end up making a watery or extremely bitter cup of coffee.
Making a cold brew coffee isn’t rocket science, and it doesn’t require a special set of skills or equipment. Some necessary details and steps need to be followed to produce a smooth, rich and creamy cup of coffee.
This brew guide will be invaluable for these people and all Cold Brew Coffee lovers who desire to make a delicious cup of coffee for themselves. The basic requirements, tips, and steps for creating the best cup of Chemex coffee are below:
What You Need
- 57 grams (2 ounces) of whole organic coffee beans
- 473 ml (2 cups) of water
- Coffee grinder
- Pitchers or jars with lids
- Rubber band
- Drinking mug
- Pouring kettle (preferably gooseneck)
- Scale (recommended)
- Stir stick
Steps For The Perfect Cold Brew Coffee
- Grind the coffee beans in the coffee grinder to a coarse grind of the same consistency as raw sugar or about the same size as demerara. Depending on the nature of the coffee grinder, the grinding may have to be done in batches.
- Pour the ground coffee into a pitcher or jar and add water.
- Stir the mixture continuously ensuring all the ground coffee gets wet and a uniform blend is formed.
- Cover the jar and place the brew in the refrigerator for about 18 – 24 hours.
- Place a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth over a large enough cup or similar receptacle and slowly strain the coffee concentrate.
- After straining, pour the coffee to a more appropriate airtight container for prolonged storage. Then place in the refrigerator for about a fortnight.
- When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice cubes and pour a half cup of cold brew coffee over the ice. Then add a half cup of cold water and stir to blend.
Now you can sit back and enjoy your glass of coffee!
- To obtain a perfect cold brew coffee, a specific coarseness of coffee ground is required. It is essential that you get the grind right for the final product to come out great. A rule in this regard is that coffee ground with coarseness similar to that of raw sugar is most preferred for this purpose.
- Ensure you strain the coffee slowly. It is best if you could come up with a straining system that is solely dependent on gravity to slowly separate the grounds from the cold brew. Cheesecloth or a filter would be appropriate for this.
- The ideal coffee to water ratio is 1 ounce of ground coffee per cup of water.
- It is good practice to use filtered water when brewing your coffee. Coffee brewed with filtered