As summer is approaching and the weather is getting warmer, many coffee lovers may prefer to drink their coffee cold. Unlike iced coffee which can often taste watery, cold brew is smooth and rich in taste. The slow infusion process pulls the rich coffee flavor out, while leaving behind the compounds that can make coffee taste bitter.
Making cold brew coffee is easy and can be mastered in just a few steps. All you'll need is Krios coffee grounds, water, and a French press. If you don't have a French press, the same process can be done with a large container and a strainer.
- 1/2 cup Krios Coffee
- 4 cups filtered water
Lets get started!
Step 1: Add 1/2 cup of Krios coffee grounds to the bottom of the French press. If you don't have a French press, add the coffee grounds to a large container.
Step 2: Add 4 cups of water over the coffee grounds and gently mix the coffee grounds and water together until the grounds are fully submerged.
Step 3: If you are using a French press, put the lid on without pressing or straining the coffee. If you are using a large container, cover it with a lid. Leave the coffee grounds and water mixture out at room temperature for 14-16 hours.
Step 4: If you are using a French press, press and strain the coffee. If you are using a large container, use a strainer and cheesecloth to strain the coffee.
Step 5: Place coffee in the refrigerator to chill. Once chilled, pour coffee into a glass (with ice if desired) and enjoy!
Use filtered water: Filtered water has a cleaner and sweeter flavor.
Make coffee ice cubes: If you prefer your coffee rich but also enjoy it with ice, coffee iced cubes is the way to go because they won't water down the coffee.
Let the coffee sit overnight: Cold brew is easy to make but it is time consuming and should sit at least 12 hours for the best results. Try making the coffee before bed so that it's ready to go in the morning.
Add creamer: If you like your coffee with some sweetness, add some creamer or milk and sugar.