Picture this: basking in the early morning sunshine, sipping from a glass of cold brew coffee. Doesn’t it sound enticing?
Cold brew coffee in the PH has become a big trend in recent years. It’s easy to see why people like them so much. Many Filipinos are already iced coffee connoisseurs, so it makes sense they’ll love the smooth flavor of cold-brewed coffee too.
Want to learn how to make cold brew coffee at home? It’s very different from making your good old glass of iced coffee. That’s why we’ve come up with a simple and easy cold-brewed coffee recipe for you to try, complete with coffee accessories you can easily find in the Philippines.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide
A few luxuries are more straightforward than a glass of cold brew coffee made with premium coffee beans and packed high full of ice. Here’s how to make the best cold brew coffee, as smooth and delicious as the one in your favorite neighborhood cafe.
1. Pick your roast
You can make cold brew coffee at home using any roast or blend. If you need help figuring out where to start, grab a bag from your local coffee shop or order from Coffeebeans.PH! Our high-quality beans are perfect for any brewed coffee recipe.
2. Coarsely grind the beans
Make sure to use beans that are coarsely ground. A fine grind can slip through your fine-mesh sieve, creating a cloudy, gritty end product. The grind you should aim for is extra coarse — a grind slightly larger than the one you use for a French press.
3. Get the ratio right
Search for an article on how to make cold brew coffee at home, and you’ll find a wide range of ratios. You’ll see 1 part ground coffee to 16 parts water or 1 part ground coffee to 4 parts water.
If you’re starting, it’s good to go for 1 part coffee to 8 parts water. Or you can even go for a more potent brew, as you can always dilute it with milk or cold water. If your brew is too weak, it’ll be harder to correct.
4. Add cold water
Add your ground coffee to a glass pitcher with a lid or a large Mason jar. Then, top it with 6 to 8 cups of cold water. Cover the pot or pitcher with a container and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. You can let it sit for up to 24 hours for a more potent brew.
After 12 hours or more, strain the coffee grounds and water mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. Throw away the grounds. Afterward, do a second strain, this time pouring the coffee through a coffee filter. This will remove any grounds or fine particles, yielding the smoothest possible cold-brew coffee.
6. Enjoy and store
Serve your cold-brew coffee with ice! It’s delicious black, but you can add a dash of cream, milk, sugar, or simple syrup. You can store the cold brew in your refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
Pro tip: You can freeze some cold brew in ice cube trays. This way, you can enjoy the strength and richness of your cold brew without watering it down.
How to Make Cold Brew with a French Press
With its built-in filter, a French press makes the cold brewing process easy for home baristas. Here are the basic steps:
- Mix the coffee and water in the chamber.
- Don’t press the plunger down. Leave it be.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next day, slowly push the plunger down.
- Pour the cold brew through a coffee filter to remove the coffee grounds.
- Serve over ice and enjoy.
Voila! That’s how easy it is to make a cold brew with your French press.
What’s the Best Coffee for Making Cold Brew?
In choosing the best roast or blend for a cold brewed coffee recipe, you can use any coffee. However, cold brew connoisseurs swear by the following:
- Use coffee that is getting old or leftover coffee. This recommendation comes from the experts at the Bon Appetit test kitchen. They say using your super-fresh, premium, single-origin beans on the cold brew is a waste. You can still get a high-quality cold brew with several weeks-old coffee beans.
- Sweet and fruity coffees. Cold brew lovers recommend this as the extracting process helps bring out the subtle notes from these beans better.
Enjoy Cold Brew at Home with CoffeeBeans.PH
Ready to become a loyal cold brew convert? Check our 3 in 1 Pure Arabica Instant Coffee Mix just add water, stir and add ice only, The cold brew coffee rewards those who are prepared and patient. Once you’ve jotted down the steps in our easy “How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home” guide, it’s time to order your beans and coffee accessories.
At CoffeeBeans.PH, we have a wide range of premium coffee blends, French presses, and other accessories so you can sip your freshly made coffee at home. Please browse through our Coffee Beans shop today!