The truth is, you should be making cold brew from home instead of paying per cup. You’ll have full control over the coffee’s flavor, and you’ll save so much money in the process.
Why spend $4 per cup when you can make it for so much less?
YouTuber Joshua Weissman has come up with two brewing methods and two straining methods to make your own cold brew at home. He also recommends a tool that does both for you if these aren’t your thing!
Regardless of what combination of methods you decide to do, the ingredients are the same. Let’s grab them and get started!
Ingredients you’ll need (makes 1/2 gallon):
- 1.5 cups (80g) dark roasted coffee beans (Ideally espresso beans, coarse grind, something like coarse cornmeal)
- 6 cups (1400g) water
The first method is pouring all cold water in with the coffee and refrigerating 12-24 hours, depending on the strength you’re trying to achieve.
The second method is “blooming” the coffee with hot water before you add the cold and refrigerate. You can watch the video below for more on that and why it’s still cold brew.
There is a slight difference between the two different methods. The hot bloom produces a slightly brighter and more full-bodied coffee. The other method creates a more rich and smooth flavor.
Depending on what you choose, there may end up being a pretty big difference between the two. You also can use both methods, changing the ratio of how you make the coffee in order to change the flavor.
In addition to the two brewing methods, there are two straining methods. Both are super simple. The first one is just straining through a strainer and cheese cloth, but some granules may remain.
The second method is pouring it through a coffee filter and letting it drip. It just takes a little longer to drip down.
The tool he recommends using (if you prefer an all-in-one tool to his other methods) is called The Coffee Sock, which you can purchase here: https://amzn.to/2xZK3kk.
Check out the video below for more on how this is done, then enjoy however you’d like!