We all love our coffee, but when its 100 plus degrees?
Things to know about Cold Brew. Cold-brew uses a greater coffee-to-water ratio, so know that right out the gate. It contains more caffeine and less acid and there is no heat in the brewing process, hence the name Cold brew. It’s stronger, more caffeine there for a bigger pick me up. It also costs more simply because of the higher bean to water ratio.
When cold brewing, always use freshly ground beans. It’s important the grind is coarse opposed to fine. You will get a cloudy film using finely ground coffee.
With Cold brew, you will need a quarter cup of ground coffee per the whole cup of water, which is about a third more than regular brew. This really is about the same cost of normal coffee, but the bonus? You can save your leftover coffee in the fridge for later.
You can use cold-brew pods if you are not sure about the measurements. Its really trial and error since everyone has different tastes. I would suggest trying at home a few times, and then go the pod route since they are so expensive.
For me, the easiest and cheapest way is to simply brew your coffee and place in the fridge for several hours until chilled. Be sure to brew the coffee strong, as most like to add ice and creamer of some kind. Once again, its slightly more than regular coffee made at home just because its stronger. The savings is big though. Not dash to the coffee house to wait in line to pay $4-$5 for a drink!