Would you like some cold brewed coffee? Yes, you read correctly – cold brewed coffee. This isn’t a new thing for coffee lovers but not everybody is familiar with it. Most of us are used to our coffee arriving via drip or by espresso.
Cold coffee is for those who can make time. It requires at least 3 hours to create. Some say it should be overnight. The resulting brew though is worth the wait for many who appreciate having a very flavorful brew with less acidity. Cold coffee drinkers experience less heartburn than those who drink the regular brew simply because the acidity isn’t brought out as much when coffee is made this way.
Cold brewed coffee is easy to make. All you need are the following:
- a pitcher or bottle to hold your brew
- 2 tall glasses or 2 jars with lids for the brewing, preferably 1 jar should have a lid
- a stainless steel strainer
- cheesecloth is useful to help filter the grounds
Start by pouring in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coffee into the jar. Make sure that the jar is very clean so that your coffee is not contaminated by the old contents. Add 1 1/2 cup of water – preferably filtered water or bottled water. Cover the jar and let it sit for at least 3 hours. You may want to leave it overnight.
After the desired amount of time has passed, pour the contents of the jar through the cheese cloth and strainer into the other jar or glass. Strain the liquid back and forth til it is clear of all grounds. Pour into pitcher and cool in the refrigerator.
Serve when chilled.
So who says you need electricity to have a great cup of coffee? This is coffee with great flavor that will never burn your tongue or give you heartburn. Try the cold brewed coffee and discover a new favorite that you can easily make at home.
Originally posted on January 22, 2007 @ 3:23 pm