What is Cold Brew Anyway?
It’s no longer summer here in Australia but many of us are still enjoying warm days and balmy evenings. Coffee drinkers all over the country are still turning to a freshly roasted and brewed batch of cold brew coffee for refreshment.
If you are not familiar with cold brew you may be surprised to hear that it is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for a long period. We brew it this way with a single origin roasted just for cold brew because it makes a coffee that has a lower acidity and is less bitter, whilst exhibiting depth of character and of course those delicious flavours of origin.
Cold brew can be enjoyed black or with milk added. It’s a great way to enjoy a chilled coffee on a hot day (with the added benefit of forgoing the sugar of a traditional iced coffee). You can pick up a Stash Cold Brew from us, or brew your own at home with our recipe below.
Brew your own at home
You will need:
40g roasted coffee beans
Paper coffee filter
Grind the coffee coarsely
Mix the coffee and water in the plunger
Place the plunger in the fridge for about 12 hours
Strain the coffee through the plunger and then strain it again using the paper filter
If you want to make a stronger flavoured brew then use up to 60g coffee per 500mL water. Cold Brew can be stored in the fridge for one to two weeks. Serve it over ice, dilute it to taste, or add milk and sugar to suit you.