Good things from a small kitchen.
I’ve read a lot of articles about cold brew coffee recently and how good it is, with a fuller, brighter less bitter taste. It’s been big in the States for a while, particularly in New York but has started popping up in London as well with some companies like Sandows producing it. So after a bit of Internet research I thought I’d give it a go. It’s probably the simplest thing you’ll see on the blog….. Only two ingredients, coffee and filtered water! I used a ratio of 1:8 coffee to water. I ground the beans into a coarse grind and then added to the water in a clip top container and allowed to steep for 20 hours in the fridge. This appeals to the geek in me as there are lots of opportunities to experiment with different beans, different grinds and also steeping times! In fact I may even experiment with some spices like vanilla or star anise. After 20 hours I double filtered the coffee through a sieve and then a coffee filter by which point I had a dark clear liquid. I then bottled it and put it in the fridge where it will keep for a couple of weeks. I tried a shot of it over ice and I can see what all the fuss is about, really refreshing with a much more bright flavour.