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You don't need fancy (crazy?) contraptions to make this wonderfully refreshing Cold Brew.
This coffee is brewed using boiled water that has been cooled down to room temperature. It is a very slow process allowing the water to be naturally infused by the coffee grinds. As no force of pressure or heat is applied in the extraction of the coffee flavour, it is probably the purest form of coffee drink.
Total preparation time is 12 hours.
We make our Cold Brew in a higher concentration so that you can pile on the ice and dilute with water to your taste and it must be drunk cold – preferably black and without sugar. You will find it most refreshing with the flavour lingering on in your mouth and throat longer that most other coffee brews.
Best made with light to medium roast. You will not get fully the delicate flavour of the beans with dark roast. The final taste of your cold brew will depend on your choice of bean or blend
Grind very COARSE.
Put 250gm of the grind into a large bowl or pot. Best is using a glass vessel. Avoid metal.
Pour in 2 litres of boiled water which has cooled to room temperature and stir.
Cover and leave (at room temperature) for no less than 12 hours but no more than 15 hours.
Strain through a fine sieve or fabric material. Do not squeeze out the liquid.
Put in the fridge and will remain very good for about 4 days.
Drink cold with plenty of ice. This is a concentrate. Taste will improve with some water added.
NEVER warm it up.
I consider Cold Brew to be the purest form of coffee brew. Has very delicate flavour of the fruit. That’s why the roast should not be dark which will mask the flavour with bitterness.
Place 250gm of coarsely ground light to medium roast into a glass bowl.
Pour 2 litres of freshly boiled water that has been cooled down to room temperature. Do not use warm water to make cold brew.
Gently stir thoroughly, cover and leave at room temperature for 12 hours.