We’ve started making cold-brew coffee to enjoy on weekend afternoons. What they say is true — it has little of the bitterness of normal coffee, so that it tastes almost sweet. Cold-brew coffee very nearly fulfills the promise of coffee’s aroma.
Here’s how we make it:
- Measure the usual amount of coffee grounds you would use and place it in a French press
- Pour room-temperature water over it; use half the amount of water you would use if you were making a hot brew
- Let it steep for twelve hours
- Press (and optionally filter) the coffee and store it in the fridge
- When you’re ready to drink it, add to it an equal portion of either water or milk
Enjoy! It’s worth the inconvenience of having to prepare well in advance.