How to make cold brew coffee

If you’re looking for a refreshing, naturally sweet alternative to your usual brew this summer, Cold Brew Coffee could be for you.

Cold Brew Coffee is a great way to enjoy your H. R. Higgins favourites, making a delicious cooling drink, perfect for the hotter months.

What is Cold Brew Coffee?

Cold Brewing is a simple process. It doesn’t require much in the way of equipment, a large jug will do! In essence, you just add cold water to ground coffee and leave it to infuse.

Brewing coffee with cool water creates a sweeter taste than brewing traditionally with hot water. The slow infusion extracts all of the delicious coffee flavours from the grounds, leaving behind the compounds tat can cause bitterness and sourness. This means that cold brewed coffee is incredibly smooth and almost sweet-tasting.

When bottled, cold brewed coffee will last in the fridge for a few weeks, meaning you can make a big batch to enjoy at your leisure!

You will need:

150g of coarsely ground coffee – we recommend our cafetiere grind

1.5 litres of cold water – for the best results, use filtered water.

A large jug or container to brew in – it will need to hold at least 1.5 litres

A sieve or filter

Coffee Filter Papers or a Muslin Cloth

Ice for Serving

 

Method:

Add 150g of ground coffee to your container (your containers needs to hold up to 1.5 litres for this recipe). Pour over 1.5 litres of cold water (preferably filtered) and stir the grinds.

Cover the container and place into the fridge for at least 18 hours.

Remove the brew from the fridge and strain. For the best results, we recommend straining the brew twice.

First, pass the infusion through a fine sieve or strainer to remove the larger coffee grounds. For the second strain, use a muslin cloth or filter paper to remove any small particles for a cleaner and clearer brew.

And that’s all there is to it. The only thing left to do is to serve over ice and enjoy!

If our recipe doesn’t quite it the spot, you can also adjust the concentration of your cold brew coffee, making it stronger or less strong to suit your taste. Our coffee to water ratio is 1:10, so 15g of coffee for every 100ml of water. If this is too strong, you can reduce the amount of coffee used. Similarly, if your prefer a stronger flavour, you can add more coffee.

 

How to Serve Cold Brew Coffee

Our favourite way to enjoy a cold brew coffee is black and over ice. Cold Brewing does create a sweeter

Or as an alternative, why not try making ice cubes out of your cold brew?

Or make ice cubes out of your cold brew and pour Baileys over them for a great after dinner drink.