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Cold Brew coffee

How to Cold Brew Coffee

How to Cold-Brew coffee at home

Cold brew is simple and easy to make but you have to be patient because it takes time to “Brew” and bring out the taste you are looking for. So if possible make it in advance, you can store it in the fridge for a day or 2.

  • For starters, you need a coarse ground, same consistency as breadcrumbs. Any finer and you risk cloudy, grimy-tasting coffee.
  • Sterilise a large mason/Kilner jar (or any large receptacle with a lid). Working to roughly a 1:8 coffee-to-water ratio, place your grounds in the bottom of the jar and cover with cold water.
  • Stir gently until combined and leave to steep for 18-24 hours, either in or out of the fridge.
  • After 24hrs strain using a sieve (or muslin cloth) to remove the larger grounds. Compost the discarded grounds, and then using a cleaned sieve, strain back into the jar.
  • Repeat two or three times, until you are seeing no murky residue at the bottom as you finish your pour. If you cannot seem to sift it all out, don’t worry – it simply means your grind was too fine. Practice makes perfect with these things.
  • Serve over ice, with milk and sugar. Cover and refrigerate the rest –  if stored properly it will stay good for a month or so due to the brew’s low acidity

Tip for the perfect homebrew ☕

  1. Adjust the concentration of your cold brew coffee, making it stronger or less strong to suit your taste. Start with a ratio of 1:8 but reduce the water for a stronger cup.
  2. Use filtered water, if possible. This is just good coffee advice in general & your cup of coffee will have a cleaner, sweeter flavor if you do.
  3. Steep min 12 hours. The coffee needs this full time to fully infuse the water but too long and the coffee will start to extract their bitter flavours.
  4.  Chill your cold brew with coffee ice cube but if want a totally undiluted coffee experience? Make coffee ice cubes to chill your iced coffee!
  5. Enjoy – especially when we have some sunshine 🙄

Click the link if you would like to try our 3 Bean Coffee (medium strength 4 ) it’s perfect for Cold Brew.

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Coffee, Caffeine & Crohn’s😏

 


Ethics

 

Whilst our Decaf has Rainforest Alliance Certification it doesn't mean our other coffees aren't "Ethical". Our coffee roasters work hard to ensure that they pay a fair price for the coffee they source & buy.

The reason we do not hold Fairtrade & Rainforest alliance for all our coffees:

The first reason is availability. Fairtrade and RA coffees are often available only for a short time.

The second reason is that just because something isn’t Fairtrade or RA doesn’t mean that it’s not ethical!

Our Coffee roaster has visited the mills and co-ops that we buy our blending coffees from in Colombia (Bucaramanga and Medellin Excelso), Brazil (Santos) and Sumatra (Lintong and Wahana), and can vouch for their fairness and decency in the way that the mills and smallholders interact.

Due to the nature of coffee being produced in the main (85%of global crop) by smallholders, i.e. farmers with 10 acres or less, on occasion a small part of a batch of milled coffee will indeed be certified, but in order to comply with the regulations we cannot claim it is RA or Fairtrade.

Here's an interesting article from Perfect Daily Grind on how we can all help coffee farmers from around the world

Have you heard of Bio-beans a company who reuse spent coffee grounds? Click here for more info

Suitable for Cafetieres & most coffee machines - it's roasted and filter ground to perfection in the UK.

 

 


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