How To Make A Cold Brew With A French Press
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Did you know cold brew actually has more flavor when compared to a traditionally brewed hot cup of coffee as it has reduced acidity up to 67%. Less acid means more flavor of the delicate notes. The same coffee that you may drink hot might actually taste more chocolatey and smoother when served as a cold brew.
At this point, I'm sure I've convinced you, and you're tempted to make a cold brew. But all you have is a French Press. That's perfect because it's all you need to make a cold brew.
Add 4 Oz of coarse ground coffee to the French press.
Gently pour about 3 cups of room temperature or cold water all over the grounds.
Stir and ensure the grounds are wet.
This needs to brew for about 14-16 hours at room temperature or in the refrigerator (quite a long wait, I know, but it'll be worth it.)
Strain and press out any leftover liquid. Now you can store the cold brew in the refrigerator.
What you have now is chilled concentrated cold brew. To serve, mix the concentrate with water in a 1:1 ratio.
How to serve a chilled cold brew
- Pour water and coffee concentrate in a 1:1 ratio.
- Add some ice.
- Add some milk/cream, sugar, stir and serve!
About the author
I like coffee and I like writing, reading, and traveling, all with a cup of coffee in my hand. My recommendation? Brew some coffee (nutty flavors preferred), make it strong, add a little cinnamon and brown sugar, and a touch of soy milk, you've got happiness in a cup! Best served chilled :)