Hey, this is my first post here in the forums. I've been watching the videos for quite a while now and loving them, so I figured I would create an account and try to contribute and interact with this awesome community.
Over the past year or so, I've really fallen in love with cold-brew coffee. I've bought all the different brands of plain cold-brew coffee that I can find at the grocery store (none of that cold Starbucks lattes in a carton nonsense), but that gets pretty expensive over time and I wondered if anybody had a good recipe for cold-brew coffee that they use for themselves.
I've tried making it before, but I haven't invested a lot of time into testing stuff yet and I figured I'd see if other people already did the hard work, before I run and do it myself. :D
I got a kickstarter Bruer. Not the cheapest thing to make cold brew with, but significantly cheaper than some of the Hario and other alternatives.
60g filter grind coffee
400g cold water
50g cold water for soaking the coffee bed before starting the drip.
1 drip of water per 2 seconds and leave for 6-7 hours.
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Thanks so much for the recipe... I'll look into it! (And I've heard of Black Blood of the Earth. I've heard it's incredible!)
This is a bit late, but I like the Hario cold brew coffee carafe. I course grind with a burr grinder, and fill it's filter cup right to the top of the exposed mesh, and fill it through the grounds. I use a chopstick to make sure the coffee grounds haven't clumped up, and let it sit for minimum 12 hours, maximum 24. I remove the filter, try and drain any liquid in the filter without squeezing, and then top off the carafe with more filtered water. I use about a 60/40 mix of that and almond milk (60% coffee) over ice. It's probably sacrilege, but I tend to add some chocolate syrup. It gives me a much better tasting version of the iced mocha I get at dunkin, with none of the heartburn from acidity.
This does require some unique tools but it's the method I use to make cold brew:
Typically, you add 9 cup of water on 1 pound of coffee. That is cold brew concentrate. That is depends on how you are going to presented to your customer.
I then add 3 cups of water per one cup of concentrate.
You really don't need a brewer but you can buy Toddy cold brew system on ebay.
I just use cheese cloth to wrap my coffee ground and brew over night.
That is the way I do it.
If you want to be sophisticated system, here are some cool stuff.