Cold Brew Coffee
What is Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee is NOT the same as iced coffee, which is hot coffee that has been chilled and poured over ice. The process of cold-brewing your coffee results in a less acidic version of your favorite roasts! While any type of coffee can be brewed using this method, lighter – medium roast coffees tend to work the best. We highly recommend our Honduran Medium Roast Coffee for a full, rich flavor, or our Mexican Light Roast Coffee for a light, easy-to-sip beverage. You will find that this cold brew method brings out different flavors and notes than when brewed in the traditional hot method. Give it a try!
For best results, use medium – coarsely ground coffee. Don’t worry! Our pre-ground coffee options will work well!
Cold brew can be made in any size batch. Simply use the ratio of 4:1 (4 cups water to 1 cup ground coffee). Use the chart below as a handy reference for HOPE Coffee’s packaging.
What You Will Need
Glass Jar that can hold the amount of liquid plus grounds appropriate for the amount of concentrate you wish to brew.
Coffee filter and/or fine mesh sieve.
Second glass jar or pitcher for filtering concentrate.
High-quality Medium – Light Roast Coffee, ground medium to coarse. We recommend our Honduran Medium or Mexican Light Roasts!
How to Make Your Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
Pour desired amount of coffee into jar.
Slowly pour appropriate amount of water over grounds. Secure lid and stir or shake gently. Leave on counter or in refrigerator for at least 12 hours, but for no more than 24 hours.
Pour coffee through coffee filter or fine mesh sieve into another glass jar, discarding grounds.
Pour equal parts coffee concentrate and water over a glass of ice. Add a splash of milk or your favorite liquid creamer, if desired.
Fun Tip: For those who like to drink this slowly, try freezing some of the coffee concentrate in ice cube trays so that you can sip all day without your cold brew becoming diluted.
Store remaining concentrate in refrigerator for up to one week and enjoy your cold brew coffee every day!