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Cold Brew Coffee

What is Cold Brew Coffee 
In case you haven’t heard about cold brew, it is coffee made with ground coffee
beans, steeped in cold water, distinguished with its rich velvety taste. The cold
freshness of the cold brew coffee makes it the perfect refreshment choice for
hot summer days.

History
The history of cold brew coffee is quite interesting and goes way back, more
specifically to the 17th century. There are different theories as to who are its
originators. According to some sources, the first evidence of cold brew coffee
comes from Japan during the 1600s. However, other records point that cold
brew coffee may have originated from the travelling Dutch traders who used it
during their cruises as a way to preserve coffee and they spread their tradition
to the Japanese.

Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Coffee Beans
The most important component for achieving high-quality cold brew is the
coffee beans you use so they need to be carefully chosen.

Method
Step 1: The coffee beans are ground to the point they reach a texture similar to
cornmeal or breadcrumbs.
Step 2: Then, coffee beans are left in water to steep for about 12-24 hours. The
amount of time you leave the coffee to steep depends according to taste.
Step 3: This process leads to a concentrated coffee essence.
Step 4: The produced coffee essence is then diluted with water and served cold.
Step 5: Enjoy the cold caffeine freshness.

Did you know

  • Cold brew can be very strong and high in caffeine and is not recommended to
    be drunk straight away, without dilution.
  • Cold brew coffee and iced coffee are not the same thing. Iced coffee is brewed
    hot and served cold, while cold brew coffee is brewed cold and their taste is
    quite different too.
  • If you leave it for more than 24 hours it will start to have a more bitter and
    heavy taste.
  • It has 67% less acidity than hot brewed coffee.
  • Cold brew coffee is more mellow and sweet with a rich velvety taste.
  • It releases nice fruity and floral aromas.
  • Cold brew lasts up to 10 days when refrigerated but it is recommended to be
    consumed within 7 days.

Ingredients

Coarse ground beans (100 g/10 tbsp)

Cold filtered water (1 l/ 34 ounces)


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