Cold brew coffee is fast becoming the ‘new’ latte… only cold! Perfect for balmy summer afternoons, or stinking hot mornings, a frosty cup of cold brew coffee is sure to hit the spot. And what’s great about this bevvy is there’s no messing around texturing milk or bringing anything up to the right temperature. Unlike traditional iced coffee drinks, this one will also be kind to your waistline, without cream and milk it will sit nice and light in your tummy.

This beautiful drink is cleaner than expresso because it doesn’t have the oils etc from the coffee machine. Thanks to the slow extraction process you can actually taste all the beautiful sweet notes without any watery bitterness.  It’s a tasty drink, simple to make and have on hand in the fridge! Let us show you how…

 

Cold brew coffee recipe

We’ve included a few ‘Top tips’ to let you know how we’ve make our version of cold brew. For starters, we’ve created this recipe specifically for our Neighbours Blend.

What You’ll Need:

Sacred Grounds Neighbours Blend coffee
Cold water, preferably filtered
Mason Jar (or a large sealable container)
coffee grinder
scales
filter paper

 

* Top tip: Our coffee to water ratio was 1:5 though we do encourage you to alter the ratio if you want to make it either stronger or weaker.

1. Measure and grind your coffee. The coffee needs to be quite coarse, this will depend on your grinder. As a guide, it should be coarser than plunger grind.

In our demo we’ve ground 100grams of Neighbours Blend beans

2. Place coffee grounds in mason jar

3. Weigh out cold water and mix in with coffee grounds

In our demo we’ve added 500ml of cold filtered water (i.e. 1:5 ratio)

4. Seal and store in the fridge over night

We recommend 16 hours in the fridge

5. Strain and remove coffee grounds

For the best result we suggest using  V60 dripper or Chemex filter paper to strain out all the coffee grounds. You can use a muslin cloth if you have this at home.

* Top tip: Buy a V60 brew kit from our online store here…

6. Serve over ice

* Top tip: For a fuller coffee taste add a dash of milk and if you need a sweetener we suggest adding honey or maple syrup.

Brewing is very personal and everyone will like something slightly different so don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your brewing ratio.

How do you drink your cold brew coffee?

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Emma Watson

From creating her own ‘Ozzie Mozzie Editorial’ newspaper when she was 10 to writing for ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, Emma has always loved to write. She spends her time looking after her two kids and tapping away at the keyboard blogging at filmandfood.com.au, writing for Howards Storage World and of course, for Sacred Grounds Organic. Her love of a good small cappuccino (with one sugar!) and social justice makes this a match made in heaven. Emma loves a good book, travelling and hanging at the beach with her little crew.

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