A Guide to Cold Brew Coffee
When the heat is on, cool down with cold brew coffee…
What’s Cold Brew Coffee?
Quite simply, the coffee grounds are brewed in cold water and left to chill in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Why Should You Try Cold Brew Coffee?
Specially developed to highlight the refreshing fruit flavours of the original green bean, the process of cold brewing neutralises the natural acidity of the coffee grinds and removes the slightly bitter kick you might get from a typical hot brew. The result is a superbly clean and multi-layered taste, highlighting flavours of citrus, fruit and nut.
How Does Cold Brew Coffee Differ to Iced Coffee?
Unlike iced coffee, which is brewed as normal and then cooled over ice, cold brew coffee isn’t exposed to heat; it’s all about using time to extract the coffee’s flavours. Fancy experimenting with iced coffee too? Check out our Iced Coffee page.
How Do You Make Cold Brew Coffee?
The simplest, most convenient way to cold brew coffee is using a cold brew bottle – it’s ideal for enjoying coffee at home or on the go.
50g coarsely ground coffee
Fill with cold water
Pop in fridge overnight
Pour into a chilled glass
- Add 50g of coarsely ground coffee to the filter section of your cold brew bottle.
- Fill with cold water (use filtered water for the clearest taste).
- Give the grinds a quick stir and put the lid on.
- Pop it in the fridge overnight and leave for at least 8 hours.
- Pour into a chilled glass for the smoothest, coolest sip.
What Are the Best Coffees to Use for Cold Brew?
You’ll find the process of cold brewing is particularly well suited to lighter roasts as they’re closest in taste to the natural bean, exhibiting fruity taste profiles.
ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE COFFEE
The cold brew expertly highlights the floral tones and lemony bite of our lightly roasted Yirgacheffe coffee.
Many consider peaberries to be more flavourful than regular varieties of bean, and the cold brew brings out those ripe tropical flavours.
This Ethiopian coffee has a wonderfully rich and earthy flavour; the cold brew adds complexity with notes of boozy fruit and chocolate.