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How to 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.

Cold Brew coffee

  • 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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Ethics & Us

The majority of our coffee comes from South America & the Colombian government are very strict on the quality of their exports. A better price is paid for export & only the best beans leave the county incentivising the coffee farmers to produce consistent good quality coffee. A governing body called FNC oversees all of the exported coffee & represents hundreds of thousands of independent coffee farmers.

It is difficult for us to hold ethical badges as we do not work directly with the coffee farmers & it is difficult (almost impossible) to identify the individual growers as they belong to communes however that doe not mean we are not ethical. We only work with our coffee roaster because they pay a fair wage for the coffee working with FNC to ensure a minimum living standard.

Our coffee roaster has been certified for:

Fair trade

Rain forest Alliance

Soil association