Cold Brew Method

Cold brew coffee is often brewed overnight into a concentrate and then diluted as it is served.  An advantage of cold brew is that you can refrigerate the concentrate for up to two weeks or more.  Here are the two ways to make it:

Toddy or Filtron Cold Brew

You Will Need:  Digital kitchen scale, burr grinder, Toddy or Filtron coffee maker, spoon, coffee cups, 7 cups of water, 12 oz (340 g) coffee, freshly roasted single-origin is highly recommended.

Let's Get Started:

1. Measure and grind the beans coarsely using the burr grinder, the grounds should have the texture of fine bread crumbs or very coarse salt.

2. Insert the stopper into the bottom of the brewing container.  Wet the filter with cold water and place it inside the container.

3. Add 1 cup of water and half the grounds to the brewing container.  Pour in another 3 cups of water slowly in a circular motion, making sure you wet all of the grounds.  Add the remaining grounds and let stand for 5 minutes.

4. Slowly add the remaining 3 cups of water and, without stirring, lightly press down all the grounds so they are all wet.  Steep for 12 to 18 hours, depending on your preferred strength.

5. When brewing is completed, remove the stopper over a container big enough to hold the coffee brew.  Let the coffee filter through and then store it in the refrigerator.

Serving:

Dilute the coffee to your required strength with water or milk, beginning with a ratio of 1:1.  For an iced coffee, pour some of the coffee syrup and milk over ice.

Steeped Cold Brew Method

You Will Need:  Digital kitchen scale, burr grinder, spoon, Mason jar, saucepan with a lid or large container that can be covered and string or elastic band for covering airtight container, coffee cups, water, freshly roasted single-origin coffee is highly recommended.

Let's Get Started:

1. Measure and then grind coffee beans coarsely using the burr grinder, remember the grounds should be very coarse.

2. Add the coffee grounds to the Mason jar or container and pour cold water over them.  The ratio of grounds to water 1:4 to 1:5, so for each cup of grounds use 4 to 5 cups of water, or, you can adjust according to your preference.

3. Seal/cover the jar or container and let steep for 12 to 18 hours.

4. Once it is complete, filter the coffee.

5. Store the coffee in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Serving:

Dilute the concentrated coffee 1:1 ratio with water or milk, or, adjusting according to your preferred taste.

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