22 Jun How to make a cold-brewed coffee at home
If you love micro-roasted coffee, you probably also enjoy its cold-brewed counterpart. If you have yet to discover iced coffee, then this article might just whet your appetite. The technique is super simple and lets you extract new aromas and flavours thanks to a long infusion process.
If you want to try it at home, here are the steps to creating your first delicious iced coffee.
What you’ll need
- 1 lb (454 g) blonde roast coffee*.
- 2 L water at room temperature
- Airtight glass container
*You can choose a darker roast, depending on your preferences.
- Coarsely grind the coffee (i.e. for a French press) and place it in the container.
- Add water. You’ll see bubbles; this is normal.
- Close the container and steep for 12 hours at room temperature.
- Strain the mix through a filter placed in a sieve.
Sounds easy, right?! All you need to do afterward is to drop in a few ice cubes and add milk and sugar to taste. Keep your cold brew in the fridge. It will last a full week.
A few extra tips
You can flavour your coffee with spices (e.g., cinnamon) or orange rinds during steeping.
You can also make it into a syrup to use as a cocktail base, over ice cream or waffles. Simply reduce 1 part sugar with 1 part cold brew in a pot. Once the liquid has boiled, remove from heat and let it cool.