Unveiling the Advantages of Cold Brew Coffee and a Step-By-Step Guide for Home Preparation

Fans all around the world devote their mornings to the robust ritual of coffee drinking. Some favor a hot cup of steaming java, but in recent years a new trend has emerged, capturing the devotion of coffee aficionados alike: cold brew coffee. Not to be mistaken for iced coffee, which is regular hot-brewed coffee served over ice, cold brew is uniquely different, offering a bevy of benefits and lending itself to easy at-home preparation.

Cold brew coffee is an entirely different beast when compared to its hot-brewed sibling. It is made by steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in room-temperature water for an extended period, usually 12 to 24 hours, and then filtering out the grounds. What results is a coffee concentrate that is typically diluted with water or milk, served over ice and, if desired, sweetened to taste. Because the coffee grounds are never heated, cold brew extracts different flavor compounds, resulting in a smoother, less acidic taste - a beneficial feature for those who experience heartburn or stomach upset from regular coffee.

Making cold brew coffee at home is surprisingly easy. All you need is coffee, water, a jar, and a strainer. Start by coarsely grinding your coffee beans - about one cup should be enough. Place the grounds in your jar, then pour in four cups of cold or room temperature water. Stir slightly to ensure all the grounds are wet, then leave it on your counter or in your fridge to steep for at least 12, preferably up to 24 hours. After its steeped, strain the mixture into a new jar or bottle, making sure to catch any grounds. What youre left with is a concentrate - to serve, simply dilute it with water or milk at a one-to-one ratio. The concentrate will keep in your fridge for up to two weeks.

Even for the uninitiated, its easy to see the benefits of cold brew coffee: a smoother taste, decreased acidity, and the convenience of brewing at home. Plus, with the summer heat upon us, it can be a refreshing alternative to your standard hot cup of joe. So, why not give it a try? With a little patience, you too can savor the moreish beauty of cold brew coffee every morning, made right in your own kitchen!

Papua New Guinea ELIMBARI coffee beans, 200 g artisan coffee beans
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea ELIMBARI coffee beans, 200 g

15.00 €

ELIMBARI is a rare and exotic coffee grown in small farms in the CHUAVE region of Papua New Guinea, with a unique spicy and bitter taste. Roasted very dark, its flavor profile boasts notes of pomelo peel, nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate, and tobacco, making it a must-try for coffee lovers who enjoy bold flavors.


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