Coarsely ground coffee beans steeped for a few hours to get the coffee concentrate and the same is mixed with water milk to make cold brew coffee. Cold brew coffee is less acidic and it tastes better than ice coffee. Cold-brew coffee can be served or relished, cold, or hot. Having said that, cold brew coffee calls for coffee beans, which are coarsely crushed and then steeped for 12-16 hours and finally strained! The mixture is then mixed with milk or water and sweetened as per liking. One constant thing about the cold brew coffee recipe is that the ratios are so consistent in all the recipes. ¼ cup of coffee beans for 1 cup of coffee and the concentrate has to be mixed with the same part of water or milk as per liking. A few points should be kept in mind to make perfect cold brew coffee and the same have been explained in the blog.
Coffee Beans: You can use any coffee of your choice to make cold brew coffee. It is very important that the beans should be just coarsely ground. If you end up over-grinding the beans, the coffee will taste bitter. Further, the coarsely ground coffee beans have to be steeped. The steeping time differs from 12 hours to up to 24 hours. It generally steeps it at room temperature for 16 hours. You can start off with steeping it for 16 hours and increase the steeping time accordingly.
Water: The coffee is steeped in water, at room temperature. The coffee concentrate obtained after steeping can be missed with water or milk as per your liking.
Sweetener: You can add sugar as per taste. You can also add in sugar syrup, although it might dilute the coffee.
Ice: I love to add a lot of ice cubes to make my cold-brewed coffee. However, if you feel that ice might dilute the coffee, use chilled water or milk, instead.
Nothing is more refreshing during the summers than a glass of chilled beverage. If you like cold brew coffee, you might also like cold brew tea. Other than this you might like lemon iced tea, shikanji, Virgin Mojito, etc. The recipe for cold brew ice tea gives exact or even better ice tea than what is served at the restaurants or cafes. Do try the recipe.
Serve it chilled on a hot day.
1.This recipe serves 2.
2.Take ¼ cup coffee beans.
3.Grind the same coarsely.
4.In a jar add 1 cup of water.
5.Put the coarsely ground coffee beans into it.
7.Make sure the coffee beans get properly soaked. Cover and let it steep at room temperature for 16 hours.
8.Thereafter strain the coffee concentrate using a muslin cloth.
9.To make coffee, take a tall glass and add enough ice cubes.
10.Pour in ½ cup of coffee concentrate.
11.Followed by ½ cup of milk. Serve chilled. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 16-18 hours steeping time
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes + 16-18 hours passive time
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