Fresh, Rich and Delicious, Less Bitterness and Acidity

If you're like most people, you hot-brew your coffee. But you can cold brew coffee too.

How do you make a cold brew?

First off, cold brew doesn't mean making cold coffee. It's just the method of brewing, and you can do it for hot coffee or for cold and iced coffee.

The cold brew method produces a smooth, full-flavored cup of coffee, but the big advantage of this system is that the coffee has significantly less acidity and bitterness.

So, if you have an acid-sensitive stomach and still want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, you may want to go for the cold brew.

Cold Vs Hot Brew Coffee

The cold brewing method takes much longer. Because it doesn't use heat, the coffee is not exposed to hot temperature and the brewing process extracts much of the flavors of the coffee.

The cold brew is said to reduce the acidity of the coffee by about two thirds, or 67%. It also has less bitterness than hot brewed coffee.

How To Cold-Brew Coffee

To cold brew, scoop coffee grounds into a container and pour in water (it's recommended to filter tap water since you won't boil it) that is not cold neither hot, but at about room temperature. Stir it well and seal the container.

You can let it sit on the counter for 12 to 24 hours, then strain the coffee producing a coffee concentrate, and refrigerate it.

Contrary to hot brewed coffee which needs to be used immediately or it will go bad, the cold brewed concentrate can stay fresh in the refrigerator for some weeks.

Cold-Brew Coffee-Makers

There are several cold-brew coffeemaker systems available to cold-brew coffee, such as the Toddy cold brew system, Hourglass and Filtron cold coffee brewer systems.

These cold brewing coffee makers include containers, brew chambers and filters. They simplify and automate the cold-brew process. These coffeemakers work without electricity and the coffee is not exposed to heat.

Check out also:

Cold Brew Coffee Makers

Cold Brew French Press Coffee Maker.

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