Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
The most important component for achieving high quality cold brew is the coffee beans you use so they need to be carefully chosen.
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.
The history of cold brew coffee is quite interesting and goes way back, more specifically to the 17th century. There are different theories 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 traveling Dutch traders who used it during their cruises for a way to preserve coffee and they spread their tradition to the Japanese.
The coffee beans are ground to the point they reach a texture similar to cornmeal or breadcrumbs.
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.
This process leads to a concentrated coffee essence.
The produced coffee essence is then diluted with water and served cold.