The Rise of Cold Brew Coffee

The Rise of Cold Brew Coffee

July 14, 2023

Making cold brew coffee with your whole bean San Lazaro Coffee is a simple process. It involves steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold water for an extended period of time. Here's a basic guide on how to make cold brew coffee:

What You Need

Instructions

  1. Measure out your coffee. Use a ratio of approximately 1 part coffee to 4 parts water. For example, for 1 cup of coffee, you'll need 1/4 cup of coarsely ground coffee beans. Adjust the measurements based on your desired batch size.
  2. Combine coffee and water. In your large container or jar, add the coarsely ground coffee and pour in the cold, filtered water. Stir gently to ensure all the coffee grounds are saturated with water. If you'd like to add any flavorings, now is the time to include them.
  3. Steep the coffee. Place the lid on the container and let it sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, or up to 24 hours for a stronger brew. The longer you steep, the stronger and more concentrated the cold brew will be.
  4. Strain the coffee. After the steeping time is complete, place a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer over another container or pitcher. Pour the cold brew coffee mixture through the strainer, allowing the liquid to pass through while filtering out the coffee grounds. You may need to do this step in batches, depending on the size of your strainer.
  5. Serve and enjoy. Once strained, your cold brew coffee is ready to be served. You can enjoy it as is over ice or dilute it with water if it's too strong for your liking. Add sweeteners or milk/cream according to your taste preferences. Cold brew coffee can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Feel free to experiment with different coffee bean varieties, brewing times, and ratios to find the flavor profile that suits your preferences.



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