How to Make Cold Brew French Press at Home
Can you resist the temptation to enjoy a cup of cold-brew coffee in this hot summer? Once you have tasted cold brew coffee, you will always be fascinated with it. It’s OK. But if you go to cafe or local grocery store, you will definitely pay through the nose. So, it makes sense to make cold brew French Press at home.
Cold Brew Coffee VS Iced Coffee, What’s the Difference?
Every coffee lover knows how to make a cup of iced coffee, brewed hot, cooled and poured over ice. Cold brew coffee, however, is steeped in room-temperature water or cold water for an extended period. It will never get access to hot water. Compared with regular iced coffee, the cold brewed coffee tastes more delicious, sweeter and smoother.
Related article: Difference Between Hot and Cold Brewed Coffee
Step by Step Tutorial
There are many ways to make cold brew coffee. Here the article shows you how to make cold-brewed French Press at home.
#1 What You Need
- Coffee beans: It is best for you to choose whole coffee beans instead of coffee grounds to make a perfect cup of coffee.
- Scale: Coffee to water ratio affects, to a large extent, the flavor of the cup of coffee.
- Coffee Grinder: Grinding coffee beans right before brewing coffee is a good choice.
- French Press: French Press is a good tool to make cold brew coffee.
#2 Weigh Your Coffee Beans
Generally, 7:1 water to coffee ratio is used to make cold brew French Press. In other words, for every liter of water you’re going to use about 140 grams of coffee. So to make 20-ounce or 4 cup of French Press cold brew coffee, you need 84 grams of coffee.
Related article: How Much does A Tablespoon of Coffee Weigh?
#3 Grind Coffee Beans
After weighing, add beans to Coffee Grinder, and then coarsely grind for brewing coffee in a French Press. Fresh coffee grounds taste better than the coffee grounds you buy from store.
#4 Add Coffee Ground & Water and Stir
Add the coffee grounds and 600ml of room-temperature water to the French Press. Filter water is better. Then, stir the coffee slowly to make sure all the coffee grounds are in contact with water.
#5 Put Lid on and Set Aside for 12-24 Hours
Put the French Press lid on, and then leave the French Press on the counter or in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours. If you want to brew faster, just leave the French Press on the counter. But, if you don’t care about the length of brewing time, just brew it in the refrigerator.
#6 Brew and Enjoy
Slowly push the plunger down and get a clean cold brew French Press coffee. After that, pour the whole coffee to a pitcher. You can serve yourself a mug of coffee once you want. Add ice and milk to your taste. The rest cold brew coffee can be kept refrigerated for about a week.
Easy and cheap, you can enjoy tasty cold brew French Press coffee at home.
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