Preparing Cold Brewed Coffee The Roasterie Way
When making cold brew, coarsely ground beans (French press/ Cold Brew grind) are best. It is essential that your water have an element of ‘hardness’ to it as this is needed for proper extraction to occur in the steeping process. Water quality and taste plays a huge role in the coffee’s overall flavor and clarity.
- Insert stopper into the outside bottom of brewing container, dampen the replaceable round filter and insert into the inside bottom of the brewing container.
- Add 1 cup (235 mL) of water into the bottom of brewing container. Add 6z (170g) of ground coffee on top of water. (Ground on french press/coarse grind).
- Slowly pour 3 more cups (710mL) of water over the grounds. Add 6z of coffee on top of mixture.
- Add 3 more cups (710mL) of water to brewing container. Break crust/ push dry grounds below water surface. Do NOT stir.
- Lightly cover with a piece of plastic, unsealed. Let steep for 16 hours.
- To drain: Remove the stopper and let concentrate flow into glass decanter. (Refrigerate, expires in 14 days).
- Serve at a ratio of 1 part concentrate to 1 part water/milk. For lighter brighter coffee, serve at a 1 part coffee 2 parts water ratio.
- Fill ice half way up cup, add water/milk to ice and top off with coffee concentrate- stir.