Posts by Little Coffee Place
You might have noticed that the cold brew coffee craze has taken the country by storm over the past few years. But what exactly is cold brew and how does it differ from plain old iced coffee?
Posts by Hall Mark Channel
1) Beginning with the beans, don’t over grind them here. They needn’t be finely ground into dust, since they’ll be spending a lot of time in the water you actually want something coarsely ground (otherwise it can become bitter).
2) medium roast
3) A good ratio is one quarter pound of beans to four cups of water.
4) Use filtered, room temp water.
5) Let the coffee steep for 12-24 hours at room temperature.
6) Strain through mesh or cheesecloth (or make the whole thing in a French Press).
Posts by 1912 Pike
These chilled cousins are more different than you might think. Cold Brew is made without heat, which creates lower acidity for a smoother, naturally sweet taste. Iced Coffee is brewed double strength then cooled, which creates a refreshing, lighter body. It’s served sweetened, often with a splash of milk.
Same coffee, different tastes. That’s the flavor mystery that will unfold if you try brewing a single coffee with both hot and cold methods. Why does temperature make such a difference? Starbucks partner Renee Frechin, chemist and coffee master, helps unravel the details with an experiment because, as she says, “coffee is chemistry.”
We made our first batch of cold brew at our original Pike Place store back in 1971. Today, the distinctively smooth, sweet taste of our small-batch Nariño 70 Cold Brew Coffee is unlike anything we’ve brewed before.