How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

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Whether you’re a seasoned coffee lover or a curious beginner, this guide will show you how to brew the perfect cup of cold brew coffee.

Cold brew coffee is a type of cold coffee that is typically made using a brewing process that involves steeping coarse coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time – usually between 12 and 24 hours.

To serve, pour the cold brew concentrate over ice and add water to taste. For a creamier option, you can also add milk, cream, or sweeteners as desired. Here is a recipe for making cold brew coffee:

Crafting the Perfect Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Recipe by The Perky KitchenDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Calories

5

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans

  • 4 cups cold water

  • 1 large jar or pitcher

  • Cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer

Directions

  • Pour the coffee grounds into the jar or pitcher.
  • Slowly pour the cold water over the coffee grounds, making sure that all of the grounds are fully saturated.
  • Cover the jar or pitcher and let it sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
  • Once the coffee has steeped, strain it through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer.
  • Store the cold brew coffee in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Use high-quality, freshly roasted coffee beans for the best results.
  • Experiment with different bean varietals and roast levels to find your preferred flavor profile.
  • Dilute the cold brew coffee with water or milk to taste, as it can be quite strong on its own.
  • Mix cold brew coffee with flavored syrups or spices to create unique and delicious drinks.

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