Are you dealing with stomach acid on a regular basis? Do you drink coffee most every day? It might be worth giving cold brew coffee a try. You may find that this is the best way for you to have coffee. It is worth a try, especially if you love coffee as much as I do and also don’t want to deal with the stomach problems any longer. Now that I brew my own coffee, my friends now think I know everything about the coffee industry! They even ask me questions like Where to buy JoeFroyo. I just direct them to the internet, which always seems to give them the answers they are looking for. They sure do love coffee from this company and it’s understandable as their drinks are lactose and gluten free! Who wouldn’t want that when they are dealing with stomach acid. With a rich, smooth flavor, it’s coffee without the acid irritation you get from a regular cup of joe and might just be what you’ve been waiting for.
All the rage in popular coffee shops around the country this drink, which can be served iced or hot, is made by steeping coursly ground coffee in cold or room-temperature water for 12 to 24 hours. Once the steeped liquid is strained and separated from the grounds it’s diluted with water and ice or milk. Since this process doesn’t involve heat, it extracts compounds differently, leading to a smoother, richer, less acidic coffee.
Here’s how I (Regina) make it at home (printable recipe is at the bottom):
Course grind your coffee. I’ve found that weighing my coffee creates the best result but you can also just grind 3/4 cup of beans for 4 cups of water (this will leave you with 1 1/4 cups of concentrate).
Once the course ground are poured into the container you are going to steep the coffee in, simply pour 4 cups of water over the grinds, stir, cover and let it sit for 12-24 hours.
Strain the coffee twice through a coffee filter and your coffee concentrate is ready for fixing.
Make sure to add equal parts water and or milk to your coffee concentrate.
You’ll enjoy the companion podcast Cold-Brew: Is It Beer or Coffee. Listen now.
- ¾ Cup coffee beans
- Container for steeping grind
- 4 Cups water
- Ground fresh coffee beans to a course texture. I’ve found that weighing my coffee creates the best result but you can also just grind ¾ cup of beans for 4 cups of water (this will leave you with 1¼ cups of concentrate).
- Once the course grounds are poured into the container you are going to steep the coffee in, simply pour 4 cups of water over the grinds, stir, cover and let it sit for 12-24 hours.
- Strain the coffee twice through a coffee filter and your coffee concentrate is ready to fix as you desire.
- Make sure to add equal parts water and / or milk to your coffee concentrate.
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