It’s always summertime here in Malaysia, but sometimes, we do experience very cool and breezy weather, very pleasant and conducive for sitting at your balcony or the backyard for a nice cup of drink.
We Malaysians, do take our cup of coffee seriously, it’s not just some caffeinated mumble jumble that we drink and go on with our days. We take time to appreciate its flavour, and sometimes spice things up to our own liking.
If you crave a good cup of iced coffee while reading, or watching TV, but despise the way sometimes coffee may taste overly sour or bitter and ruin your mood, then there’s only one solution to your problem: cold brew coffee.
It’s brewtastic, really.
Making cold brew coffee is no big secret, and no you don’t need to be a big-champ barista to make yourself a nice cup of cold brew coffee, it’s actually easier than you think. No fancy equipment needed, just some good ol’ coffee grounds and water. What’s even better? Save yourself from the morning rushes by making cold brew ahead of time and you will be good for the rest of the week.
Sounds great? Let’s go into making that smooth, rich and bold coffee that energises you and cools you down!
You will need:
Coarse coffee grounds
Cheese cloth or any filter cloth
Step 1: Coarsely grind your coffee bean of choice
You can ask your friendly baristas to help grind up those coffee beans when you’re purchasing them. Just tell them you’re making cold brew at home and they’ll know what to do.
If you have a coffee grinder at home, set it on the coarsest setting, usually the grind size designated for French Press.
If you love getting technical and like to have complete control and precision over your coffee, you can always venture outhere to get yourself some equipment.
Step 2: Combine with Cold Water
Once the beans are grinded, put them into a container or a jar that fits your recipe ratio.
Pour water over your grinds and ensure all grounds are wet evenly. You can give them a light press and mix to make sure they are thoroughly wet.
Cover the container with its lid or a plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge and let it do its job for 12-24 hours.
TIP: A 1:4 ratio is typically used, but it really depends on how you like your coffee. If you like it stronger, go for more grounds to water and vice versa.
Step 3: Strain the Coffee
After the coffee is done brewing for at least 12 hours, it’s time to strain it.
Simply pour the coffee and grounds through a mesh cloth or strainer of your choice
If you’re using a French Press to make cold brew, simply use the press to filter out the coffee grounds.
Step 4: Store the Cold Brew
Simply cover the container you’re using to store the cold brew and you will have nicely brewed coffee in the fridge for up to 1 week!
TIP: Serve up your cold brew in a variety of ways! The possibilities are endless; you can serve them with ice, milk, syrup, or as hot brews even.
Ready to brew it your way? Clickhere to browse our bean selection for your next coffee adventure. Happy brewing!
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