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Posts By Business Insider

Chemistry explains why cold brew coffee tastes better than hot

Smooth and sweet versus floral and acidic: Any coffee aficionado can note the distinctive taste profiles that distinguish cold brew coffee from a hot cup of conventionally-brewed java.

Both beverages arise from the same starting materials, coffee grounds and water, but differ wildly in taste.

How a coffee bean is roasted and ground makes a huge difference in how the final drink tastes, smells, and feels in your mouth. But the way it's brewed is probably the most important contribution you can make to that final, sweet, sweet taste of joe.

Posts by Inspired Taste

How to make cold brew coffee in 3 easy steps

Instead of making coffee using hot water, cold brew requires cold water. We simply combine ground coffee and cold water then wait while the coffee brews into an ultra-smooth, rich cup of coffee.

You may be asking, why don’t you just add ice to regular coffee?

You could do that, but adding a bunch of ice cubes to hot coffee dilutes things. The flavor is watery and any nuance the coffee had when brewed gets trampled.

With cold brew, the flavor is rich and strong.

Posts by Whole Foods Market

How to cook: Cold Brew Coffee

Method: 

Place coffee in a large bowl or French press and pour over 3 cups of filtered, room temperature water. Set aside for 10 minutes, and then stir gently to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 12 hours. 

 

Line a fine sieve with a coffee filter. Slowly pour coffee through sieve into a pitcher, discarding the grounds. (If using a French press, slowly press down on the lid to isolate the grounds at the bottom, and then pour coffee through a filter, if you like.) 

 

Use coffee immediately, or chill until ready to serve. For each cup, pour one part coffee and one part water or milk over ice.  

 

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW? 

• Keep the coffee concentrate in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

• It’s easy to make a larger batch. Just stick with a water to coffee ratio of 4:1 (or 5:1 for darker roasts, if you prefer).

 

 

Posts By I Need Coffee

 

Cold Brew Coffee is Not Rocket Science

It is that time of year again when coffee shops start selling over-priced cold brewed coffee. Paying $4 or $5 for a cup of cold brewed coffee is ridiculous once you know how easy it is to make your own. Cold brewing a coffee concentrate is not rocket science.

1. Place ground coffee in contact with cold water for several hours.

2. Filter out the coffee.

3. Done.

4. At this point, you can add more water, milk or even Baileys Irish Cream.

The only question is how do you want to filter the coffee? You could use the classic Toddy, the Primula or you could build your own on the cheap. In this tutorial, we are going to use the Reusable Cold Brew Coffee Filter Pouch by Madesco and a glass jar. No plugs or drilling or special filters. This is about as easy as coffee brewing can get.

Posts By Home Grounds

The 7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers in 2017

So you’re ready to jump on the cold-brew bandwagon as the temperature (slightly) starts to warm up….but where do you start?

I’m guessing that, since you’re here, you know cold brew is not about throwing a few ice cubes in your hot coffee (we’ll tell you why shortly)

Today we will be looking at and comparing the best cold brew coffee makers on the market to help get you started. But first…

Posts By The Little Epicurean

Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

Living in the city (Silver Lake area of Los Angeles) had its perks. I could walk everywhere: market, restaurants, banks, bars, etc. More importantly, during the hot summer months it meant I could simply cross the street every morning/afternoon to get iced coffee. Without realizing it, I was spending close to $20 a week to sustain my need for caffeine.  And then I moved to the suburbs. Pasadena isn’t technically a suburb, but I live in an area that requires a car to get anywhere. The only place I can walk to is a gas station, and they don’t sell iced coffee. That’s where coffee concentrate comes into play.

Coffee concentrates seem to be popping up everywhere. From the rows of bottled coffee concentrates I see at the market to the numerous cold brew coffee concentrate kits I stumble upon online, it is definitely a hot commodity. I’ve purchased my fair share of these products. I love the ease of being able to whip up a batch of iced coffee at a moment’s notice. Simply grab a glass, pour, and enjoy. Obviously, buying these bottles and kits also adds up. This homemade cold brew coffee concentrate solves everything.