- Cold Brewed Coffee
I use a Hario pot (https://www.hario.co.uk/cold-brew-coffee-pot-medium), just a jug with a filter really.
I use a lot more coffee than I expected I’d need to (I read a few things saying to use 60g, I use around 30 probably). I just stick it in with water and put in the fridge for at least 12 hours.
I find that the quality of the coffee is somewhat amplified by cold brew, at least not great coffee is pretty bad as cold brew.Posted 8 months agotoby1Member
Best drunk cold in my experience, reheating would change the nature of it. Part of the science of cold brew is that no heat changes the acids in the coffee, giving different flavours.
I may sound like a coffee tool talking like this, but it’s just simple science applied to some beans and water really 🙂
Best part of cold brew is that no fancy equipment is needed, filters water, optional ice and beans are the most important elements, I’ve even used kitchen towel as a filter before!Posted 8 months agorossburtonSubscriber
I can endorse that pot, fill it up in the evening and the next morning you have a pot of chilled coffee. Obviously that was a far more tempting proposition a few months ago.
Quality of coffee really makes a difference, and so does the grind. If you’re lucky you’ve a local coffee bean place that can grind appropriately and recommend beans that work well.Posted 8 months agoMrSmithMember
Using cold spring water?
bottled water will make a difference to the taste especially if your tap water is below par (most of the U.K.)
tesco’s ashbeck spring is ideal for coffee making as it has the right amount of dissolved solids (120ppm) and acidity and at £110 for 5 litres so cheap. its not what the name ‘spring’ suggests though, its tap water put through an industrial reverse osmosis machine which strips everything out and then puts the desired minerals back in. basically what coffee shops do for their coffee machines on a smaller scale.
is that a snobby/poncey/****/geeky enough answer for you?
i like cold brew in the summer especially with good quality fruity African beans, the pre made stuff is a bit hit and miss imho though i like the Sandows and the fresh daily made stuff in good cafe’s. the cans of nitro cold brew are not to my liking though.Posted 8 months ago
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