Whether you’re a cold brew lover or you’re looking for a more sophisticated brunching beverage, we’ve got something just for you! And if you crave a good iced coffee even in the winter, then there’s only one solution: Cold Brew!
The below method guarantees a smooth and icy cup, every time 👌 The ratio of coffee grounds to water is subjective and depends on personal taste. A good place to start is to grind 3/4 cup beans for 4 cups of cold water—the size of a 32-ounce French Press.
Step by step:
✅ Grind the coffee coarsely.
✅ Combine the grounds with water, then let it steep overnight, or for around 12 hours ⏰
✅ During this time, the coffee slowly infuses into the water, creating a strong, concentrated brew.
✅ Strain the next morning, and you’re ready to go.
Cold Brew Lemonade 🍋
If you love your cold brew, this is going to be your new classic and it’s almost too easy to make!
Here’s what you’ll need:
☕️ 1-2 oz lemon juice ☕️ 20-30 g simple syrup ☕️ 4-5 oz water ☕️ 4-5 oz cold brew ☕️ Ice ☕️ Rich Simple Syrup ☕️ 100 g demerara sugar ☕️ 110 g hot water
Mix until dissolved, then chill.
Start by making the lemonade base - combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in your cup. You want a lemonade that’s slightly tart and not too sweet, as the cold brew you add later will be slightly bitter and sweet on its own.
Once you’ve got a lemonade flavor that you’re happy with, add ice to the cup and top up with cold brew. Give the drink a stir, and you’re ready to kick back and sip happy!
Cold Brew Benefits
Cold brewed coffee is exactly as it sounds: coffee that’s been brewed cold. However, it has a few key differences from regular coffee when it comes to acidity and taste.
☕ Approximately ⅔ less acidic than hot coffee, which makes it better tolerated for those who have conditions that are aggravated by acidic foods (for example, acid reflux).
☕ When coffee is brewed cold instead of hot, the lower acidity produces a naturally sweeter taste.
☕ Cold brew is steeped for 18-24 hours in the fridge, which produces a coffee that’s richer in flavour.
☕ It doesn’t go stale as quickly as hot brewed coffee, so you can make a batch ahead of time to last you the week.
Caffeine Amount: The amount of caffeine in your cold brew will vary based on the beans you use. Cold brew coffee is higher in caffeine than hot brewed coffee because of the long steep time.
This article was first published on prima-coffee.com