How to make cold brew at home: the perfect refreshment for the summer.André Schmitt
summer is just around the corner and the hot temperatures invite you to indulge in a refreshing cup of cold brew. What is Cold Brew anyway? This is a special way of preparing coffee, in which the coffee powder is steeped in cold water for several hours. The result is a coffee with a balanced taste and less bitter, perfect for warm days.
In this blog post, we would like to show you how to prepare Cold Brew at home in a very simple and straightforward way.
Step 1: Choosing the right coffee powder
To whip up a delicious cold brew, you first need the right coffee powder. We recommend the Breacher Coffee blend for this purpose. This has a stronger flavor and will be optimal for cold brew. Make sure that the coffee powder is coarsely ground, as finer grinds cause the water to pass through more quickly, resulting in a bitter result.
Step 2: Choosing the right water
Water plays an important role in the preparation of Cold Brew. It is best to use filtered water or still mineral water. The water should have a room temperature of about 18-20 degrees Celsius.
Step 3: The preparation
Now it’s time for the actual preparation of the cold brew. For one serving you need about 50g of coffee powder and 500ml of water. Place the coffee powder in a suitable container, such as a glass jar with a lid or a French press. Slowly pour the water over the coffee powder and stir the mixture well until the coffee powder is completely mixed with the water.
Now you need to leave the mixture covered and in a cool place, for example, in the refrigerator, to infuse for about 12-24 hours. The longer the brewing time, the stronger the coffee.
Step 4: The filtration
After the brewing time, the Cold Brew must be filtered. For this you can use a French press or a sieve. Pour the coffee slowly through the filter and catch it in a suitable container.
Step 5: The refinement
You can now refine your Cold Brew to your liking. Ice cubes, milk or syrup are suitable for this purpose, for example. Experiment with different ingredients and find your personal favorite blend.
In summary, making cold brew at home is dead easy and doesn’t require expensive equipment. With a few simple steps, you can whip up a refreshing cup of cold brew and enjoy the summer.
We hope this post helps you prepare the perfect cold brew at home and enjoy the summer with a refreshing cup of coffee.
In this sense: Cheers and have a nice summer!
If you want to learn more about cold brew, we recommend the following resources:
- Cold Brew Coffee: Everything you need to know about the trendy drink – Spiegel Online: https://www.spiegel.de/stil/cold-brew-coffee-alles-was-sie-ueber-das-trendgetraenk-wissen-muessen-a-1238747.html
- Cold Brew Coffee: A trendy drink from the USA conquers Germany – Good Coffee: https://guter-kaffee.com/cold-brew-coffee-trendgetraenk/
- Wie man kalten Brühkaffee zubereitet – The Spruce Eats: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-make-cold-brew-coffee-4160589