Summer is officially here and the heat is overwhelming. To keep you caffeinated under the blazing sun, here is MaxiCoffee’s shows you how to make cold brew coffee recipe! Let’s try this classic summer drink that will make you rediscover your favourite beverage!
What is Cold Brew Coffee ?
Cold brew or cold-brewed coffee is a slow coffee brewing method. The principle is quite simple. You just have to let your coffee ground brew in a large quantity of water for at least 12 hours, sometimes even longer. Don’t mix it up with your typical ice coffee, though! Ice coffee is made by brewing hot coffee, usually with a filter coffee method, to then chilling it either by refrigerating it or pouring it over ice. Ice coffees are usually weaker and less flavourful than cold-brewed coffee. As with all extraction methods, the choice of coffee is up to you and will make all the difference. In order to obtain a harmonious drink, and to avoid the bitterness caused by over-extraction, it is best to use coarsely ground coffee. Ideally, we recommend lightly roasted coffees with floral or yellow fruit notes to bring out the full subtlety of these aromas and give your summer drink an extra refreshing touch.
How to make Cold Brew Coffee ?
- 45 g coarsely ground coffee
- 650 ml cold water
- 1 lemon
- Sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- 1 bottle of cold brew
- 1 large glass
- Step 1 Put the 45 g of ground coffee in the filter of a cold brew bottle.
- Step 2 Add all of the cold water.
- Step 3 Leave to brew for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
- Step 4 After brewing, remove the filter.
- Step 5 Cut slices of lemon.
- Step 6 Add two lemon slices, and some ice cubes in a large glass.
- Step 7 Pour your cold brew coffee 2/3 of the glass.
- Step 8 Top up with sparkling water.
Put the 45 g of ground coffee in the filter of a cold brew bottle.
Add all of the cold water.
Leave to brew for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
After brewing, remove the filter.
Cut slices of lemon.
Add two lemon slices, and some ice cubes in a large glass.
Pour your cold brew coffee 2/3 of the glass.
Top up with sparkling water.
For more freshness, you can add sparkling water or lemon slices to your preparation when serving. In addition, for a light, summery coffee, choose a coffee with yellow fruit or floral notes.
MAXICOFFEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THIS RECIPE
As with all extraction methods, the choice of coffee is up to you, but will make all the difference between 2 drinks. Ideally, as this is a slow coffee, we recommend light roast coffees. As for the aromatic notes, choose coffees with floral or yellow fruit notes, in order to take advantage of all the subtlety of these aromas and bring an additional refreshing touch to your summer drink.
Now you know how to make cold brew coffee! You can easily make this refreshing cold brew coffee at home. As summer approaches and for more thirst-quenching recipes, check out our other articles with coffee recipes !
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