How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
Did you know that we sell Cold Brew in a bag? Yup! It is our Gramercy Park Cold Brew and it couldn't be easier to make. Don't fear cold brew at home - it’s easy to make! Each time you brew it makes 12 8oz servings. Open the packet carefully and remove 2 of the 4 bags of coffee grounds. If you use scissors make sure to not cut the cold brew in a bag. Drop them into a large pitcher. Then add 32 fl oz of cold water. Our cold brew is designed to brew in cold water. Let the grounds steep in the fridge for 24 hours. Once the cold brew is to your liking make sure to gently remove the pitcher packs and discard. If you by chance compost at your home, use the grinds from your cold brew in a bag! Lastly after you remove the bags add 10-16 fl oz cold water to taste. We love this part because you truly get to tailer the strength of the brew to your taste. DIY Cold Brew can stay fresh in the fridge for 7-10 days. We like to keep our brew on an air tight container. When we serve it we pour over ice and add in milk/sweetener! If you hate the idea of watered down coffee try this hack for cold brew ice cubes!
Fun Facts about Cold Brew! Cold brew is up to 60% less acidic than typical, hot-brewed coffee. This happens because coffee grounds, or more specifically the various oils, acids, and other aromatic molecules, are most easily extracted at about 195-205 degrees. When you create coffee at room temperature, less acid forms, which is what typically gives hot coffee its signature bite. Though, cold brew doesn’t merely taste like hot brew without the bitterness. Cold brew contains a completely different flavor profile that can’t be found with hot brews. Why? Not all flavor compounds of coffee solubles are equally soluble. A majority of the coffee solubles are still able to leach out of the grounds, even in colder water. The compounds that don’t dissolve are the ones often attributed to unfavorable flavors (these stay in the grounds that are subsequently tossed away). Consequently, cold brew takes on a much sweeter, floral profile.