You can Brew the Perfect Cold Brew Coffee at your home?


You can Brew the Perfect Cold Brew Coffee at your home? 

Splashing onto your palate on a hot summer day, cold brew’s uniquely rich flavor imbues its transporting qualities into your body – taking you away, sans plane ticket, to a place enlivened with color and activity. It’s the busiest Moroccan street market, brimming with activity and tiny surprises at every corner, while never failing to delight.

Though long thought of as a novelty iced coffee, cold brew has emerged as the destination iced coffee in recent years, blossoming into a summer pick-me-up that not only holds its own, but stands tall as the go-to for those simmering summer days.

Why? That’s easy: You don’t really need milk to enhance its flavor – or much ice, for that matter.

About Cold-Brew Coffee:

Cold brew coffee boasts a consistency that coffee poured over ice does not. Because it’s steeped for such a long period of time (up to 16 hours), its flavor is defined by coarse grinds’ exposure to cold water and the length of exposure, more so than the blend of the coffee itself but most of our medium to dark roast selection at Off Hours Coffee work perfectly. As a result, your coffee will almost always boast variations of a chocolate-caramel quality like our Parabola Dark Roast profile or the Brazil profile, defined by its smooth texture and heavier punch than standard iced coffee – made better by the fact that it’s brewed cold, so melted ice won’t dilute your coffee. That’s also a big part of why you might feel a heavier caffeine punch.

Without further ado, here’s your go-to guide for properly making this summer’s best cold brew.


The Step-by-Step:

  1. Grind your coffee beans (any Off Hours Course Coffee medium to dark roast) to a medium coarse consistency. 
  2. Add the water and ground coffee beans to a mason jar or other glass storage container. Then, leave it on your counter to steep for 12-15 hours. 
  3. Strain the coffee through a fine mesh sieve that's lined with a couple layers of cheesecloth over a large measuring cup or bowl. Alternatively, you could use a nut-milk bag or coffee filter on top of the sieve. 
  4. Pour the strained cold brew concentrate back into a clean mason jar and store in the refrigerator. 
  5. To serve, pour the cold brew concentrate over ice, with water or with your favorite milk or creamer.

Ways to Spruce Up Your Cold-Brew Experience

Cold brew is, aside from being a sweet-tooth-satisfying beverage on its own, even more satisfying when dressed up with some lightly sweet added flavors. In body and taste, the result is often like having a latte, only without having to steam the milk. We’ll name a few recipes in detail below, but don’t be afraid to experiment with a variety of vanilla, coconut, chocolate and floral flavors on your own.

Lavender Cold Brew

  • ½ cup of cold brew concentrate
  • Milk of your choice to taste, or about ½ cup for precision
  • Enough lavender simple syrup to coat the bottom of the glass. To make the syrup, combine a teaspoon of lavender flowers, ½ cup of sugar and ½ a cup of water and simmer
  • Honey to taste

Cinnamon Orange Coffee

  • ½ cup of cold brew concentrate
  • 1 orange wedge (or a bottom-of-glass coating of orange syrup)
  • Warm cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of coconut sugar

Vanilla Almond Cold Brew

  • ½ cup of cold brew concentrate
  • Three drops of vanilla extract or, if you prefer, just enough vanilla syrup to coat the bottom of the glass
  • Almond milk to taste, or until about 2/3 of your glass is filled
  • A pinch of cinnamon

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