Summer Time is a Great Time for Cold Brew
Now that the weather is getting hot, lots of folks enjoy putting their coffee on ice. For most, this means brewing a cup of hot coffee and pouring it over ice. But there's a better way, Cold Brew!
Cold Brew is a relatively easy process that creates a delicious cool beverage. Here's the method we use at Epic, which will result in a strong, somewhat syrupy concoction.
1. Grab a container with a lid. Or you can use a french press.
2. Measure 1/3 cup of whole bean coffee for each cup of H2O you will use.
3. Grind the coffee as coarse as you possibly can with your grinder.
4. Place coffee grounds directly into your container and add cold water. Again, the ratio should be 1/3 cup coffee to 1 cup of water. Make sure to have some space at the top of the container for expansion. If you're using a french press, a 1" space at the top should suffice.
5. Place covered container in refridgerator. Let coffee "brew" for 10-12 hours. You can play with this to get your desired acidity level.
6. After the coffee has brewed for the desired amount of time it's time to filter out the grounds. We prefer a two-stage method. First, pour the coffee through a strainer. Then pour the remaining liquid through a coffee filter.
7. Your coffee is ready to drink! Pour directly over ice. Cold brew is stronger than regular coffee (but not quite espresso) and has a higher caffeine content. So, you might dilute with a bit of water. We like cold brew with whole milk over ice.