On this occasion I wanted to talk about Cold Brew that is so perfect for the warmest months of the year. Cold brew coffee is not just a traditional iced coffee, but a different drink that is achieved by steeping a very coarse coffee grind with water slightly cold or at room temperature for a long period. To make this drink reach its splendor, we must let the coffee infuse for between twelve and sixteen hours, out of that range we can begin to find higher bitterness or acidity. It’s not necessary to put the coffee brewer container we will be using in the fridge but if it’s hot outside maybe it can be preferable.
There are many brands of cold brew coffee brewers, but in Spain they are not easy to find, Toddy is the most popular home cold brewer … but you don’t really need anything special to make a cold brew. You can use any container that holds water and then use a filter to that takes the sediments out of the resulting coffee, so a french press is a great way to go, although you have to be careful you get the minimum sediments possible passing through the filter. Other methods are fine too, we can make the infusion in a large glass jar or other container and then pass the liquid through a Hario V60, Chemex, Kalitta filter or otherwise.
The interesting thing about this drink is that it contains all the flavors that each type of coffee has to offer but provides less acidity and bitter tones than any other hot infusion method. We encourage you to try at home yourselves!
Then; is this the perfect method to consume coffee? Yes … and no … for a refreshing drink in summer probably yes, but if you want a hot drink or want to enjoy flavors that complement each other very well with the pleasant natural acidity of a coffee, it’s probably best with a hot brew method. Well, the “zero” immediacy of having to wait at least twelve hours to sip your coffee can also be a handicap.
Well there’s that, another way to drink coffee. But that’s one of the wonderful things about this beverage, apart from all different origins, varieties, processing methods you can also find a huge range of possible extractions that give us different experiences each time.
We just love coffee…
Randall Coffee Roasters
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