Cold coffee is one of the most popular summer drinks amongst coffee lovers, but do you know the difference between Cold Brew and Cold Coffee?
They may sound the same but are significantly different! Let us explain the difference between the two and share our recipe for a perfect cold brew made at home with Juan Valdez Coffee.
Iced coffee is actually hot brewed coffee which is allowed to cool down and then poured over ice and milk or cream. Cold brew is prepared by brewing in cold water for an extended period of time.
You will need:
– Cold Water
– Juan Valdez coarsely ground coffee (please see our recommendation below)
– A wide mouth mason jar
– A thin coffee paper filter
Generally, the coffee to water ratio is 1:10. Using a medium roasted bean (Nariño would be perfect!) due to the delicate balance between acidity and caffeine.
- To the mason jar add the coarsely grounded coffee and filtered water using our ratio suggestion above (1 of cup coffee to 10 cups of water).
- Combine the ingredients by stirring them well. Let them sit for 5 minutes, then stir again to give the coffee beans maximum exposure.
- Tightly seal the mason jar with its lid and leave it in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours (depending on how strong you like the coffee). The coffee beans will steep in the water for maximum extraction.
- Once the brew is ready, you need to strain the coffee using the thin coffee paper filter placed in a fine mesh colander.
- Once the coffee is filtered, your drink is ready! You can dilute your coffee using water if it’s too strong for your taste.
You can add ice or milk as per your taste. Please just give it a quick gentle stir and enjoy your drink!