We’re huge fans of iced coffee here at Almond Breeze but cold brew is the latest and greatest in the cold coffee category and we’re embracing it.
It’s the trend that’s swept the globe, and with cafés shut everywhere, people are experimenting with creating their beloved fix at home.
Making cold brew is cheaper, looks cool in the mason jar, and let’s be honest, making something as epic as cold brew not only makes you feel super on trend, but gives you a kick for being so talented.
This is easily our most favourite and informative video that we’ve found on YouTube:
Joshua Weissman has the best How To video we’ve found on YouTube.
He says the advantage of cold brew over heated coffee is it’s less acidic and less bitter, making the flavour more smooth. Plus, for caffeine lovers, cold brew retains more caffeine per cup, so that’s a win if you like coffee to perk you up.
Start with your favourite bean. We recommend buying form your local roaster or café, and choosing free trade is always better for supporting global communities and their local economies. Organic is hugely beneficial to the environment, making farmers’ land more sustainable in the long term.
If you haven’t got a bean grinder, we recommend you save your pennies to buy one. You can grab them cheaply – and even buy a hand mill for under $20 from The Market here. Grinding beans fresh ensures the beans retain their natural oils and you’re guaranteed a full flavour coffee.
#1 The Immersion Method
Grind 80g or 1 1/2 cups of coffee beans to coarse (plunger grind) and add ground coffee to a 2L mason jar then top with 1400 grams or 6 cups of cold or room temperature water. Stir. Pop on the lid and put into the fridge for 12-24 hours. If you like your coffee strong, the longer the better!
#2 The Hot Bloom Method
Grind coffee as above and include the same measurement of 80g or 1 1/2 cups of coffee beans. Then use 2 cups of near-boiling water. Stir and let it sit for 1 minute. Then immediately add remaining 4 cups of cold water. Then stir, lid and pop in fridge for 12-24 hours as before.
As the ground beans are immersed in the water, you’ll need to strain the mixture to extract the cold brew coffee.
#1 Fine Mesh Strainer
Use a cheese cloth laid over sieve – which can leave a small amount of residual grain.
#2 Filter Strainer
Use a coffee filter from the supermarket.
Then pour your cold brew over ice cubes, pour over your favourite Almond Breeze almond milk for a perfect cold brew coffee. Then add your favourite sugar or syrup for an extra sweetness kick.
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