Although we are starting to encounter cold brew (cold brew) with the increase of third wave coffee shops, this method has actually been used by Dutch traders in Japan since the 1600s. For this reason, it is also known as "Dutch" or "Kyoto" style brewing.
Cold Brew brewing is truly a cold brew and is never exposed to heat during brewing. Although its popularity in Europe has started to increase in the last few years, it has been consumed fondly in America for a long time.
What is the Difference Between Cold Brew and Cold Coffee?
Thanks to its slow brewing and preparation method, Cold Brew is a softer coffee. It is far from the aroma of strong coffee as a refreshing summer drink compared to a cup of classic coffee that we are used to drinking all the time. Those who do not like to drink coffee too much can easily try Cold Brew coffee.
Cold coffee is coffee made by adding ice to any coffee. The logic of cold brew, on the other hand, is to combine cold water and a large amount of coffee and keep it in the refrigerator for 12-20 hours. Cold-brew does not have an intense acidity like coffee brewed with hot water, as the coffee is brewed with cold water. For this reason, you can get a drink with a less sharp taste. If you keep a coffee brewed with hot water in the refrigerator, this acidity can intensify and even cause a much more bitter taste. In addition, waiting for a long time with coffee water increases the amount of caffeine released into the water. As a result, with cold brew, you get a high-caffeine, cold, sugar-free but sweet coffee.
How to Make Cold Brew at Home?
After mixing 100 grams of filter coffee you grind with 500 grams (you can use 1×5 or 1×7 ratio) with water, you can store it in an airtight jar for 12-24 hours. If you follow this method, you need to filter the coffee after grinding.
Likewise, you can put coffee and water in the French press and keep them in the refrigerator. In this method, you do not need to filter the coffee again, but you should reduce the air permeability rate as much as possible by clogging the mouth of the French press with a napkin or a piece of paper. Then you can enrich it as you wish by adding cream, milk or fruit. Everyone will catch their favorite flavor.