The summer heat may be gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a refreshing cup of cold brew. It’s a great way to switch up your regular coffee routine!
Cold brew may be one of the simplest ways of brewing coffee. You don’t need any special equipment and it practically brews itself. While it does take a bit of time to brew perfectly, it’s always going to give you consistent and satisfying results. Compared to iced coffee, cold brew is stronger, yet at the same time, less bitter. The lack of heat in the brewing process provides for a less acidic and more flavourful extraction.
1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans
4 cups cold water
Milk/cream/sugar to taste
Combine ground coffee beans and water in a jar and stir well. Place in fridge for 24 hours and stir once or twice throughout the process.
Using any coffee strainer, strain the brewed coffee into a storage jar or mug. Serve as is, or over ice. Add milk and sugar as desired.
Daniel Seidman is currently a student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He will be articling at Goodmans in our 2018/2019 class.