It is that time of year again when coffee shops start selling over-priced cold brewed coffee. Paying $4 or $5 for a cup of cold brewed coffee is ridiculous once you know how easy it is to make your own. Cold brewing a coffee concentrate is not rocket science.
- Place ground coffee in contact with cold water for several hours.
- Filter out the coffee.
- At this point, you can add more water, milk or even Baileys Irish Cream.
The only question is how do you want to filter the coffee? You could use the classic Toddy, the Primula or you could build your own on the cheap. In this tutorial, we are going to use the Reusable Cold Brew Coffee Filter Pouch by Madesco and a glass jar. No plugs or drilling or special filters. This is about as easy as coffee brewing can get.
For this tutorial, we are using the basic size of the Reusable Cold Brew Coffee Pouch by Madesco. It is perfect for a quart sized container. If you need to make much larger quantities, Madesco has a 5-gallon option as well.
What Coffee To Use?
You do not need a special coffee to make cold brewed coffee. Use the coffees you normally like. Some roasters are making special blends for cold brew and iced coffee. Typically they tend to be lighter roasted. They also are often a blend of African coffees with fruity notes and Central American coffees with chocolate notes. But again, any coffee that you already like will work.
Reusable Cold Brew Coffee Filter Pouches