Cold brew, unlike ordinary coffee, is never heated. As opposed to using heat to extract oils, sugars, and caffeine, cold brew employs time. Preparation is key when it comes to cold brew coffee. If you don't have a lot of patience, it can take up to 24 hours to go through the process.
Is more pleasant to drink since it has less acidity than hot watered-down coffee, according to research done by Toddy. Cold brew coffee is sweeter and smoother since the coffee grounds aren't subjected to high temperatures.
1:4 to 1:8 is a common ratio for cold brew concentrate. As a matter of fact, it's a concentrated coffee drink that's a lot more potent and caffeinated than drip coffee.
Expert Frank Hu of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that cold brew coffee—made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an average of a day—is just as beneficial as normal coffee, according to his findings.
A cold drip tower is similar in appearance to a distillation tower. When making coffee, you have to adjust the drip step by step and monitor it for hours to ensure that it drips continuously. The result is that the coffee does not taste particularly nice, in my opinion.
It has the potential to be a touch beefy and not very clean. This is a cold brew method in which you take the coffee and soak it in water, allowing it to infuse for a period of time before serving. It's straightforward, inexpensive, and extremely simple to repeat on a daily basis.
Now, in order to produce cold brew, you'll need four items: a grinder, a brewer, water, and, of course, coffee beans. Now, the type of coffee that you use will be determined to some measure by the manner in which it is served. Sure. Even while an espresso mix can make a wonderful concentration, if you're planning to serve it black, I'd suggest using a filter roasted coffee instead.
There are literally dozens of brewers who specialize in cold-brew coffee production. For those of you who want to do things yourself and prefer to use a stock pot, filter bag, or cheese cloth, we'll get you there with minimal effort on your part.
The Toddy Brewer will be the topic of today's discussion. I started preparing cold brew coffee using this method, and it's the one I prefer to use, so let's get started. Take your Toddy cold brew gadget and wet the filter with boiling water.
Place it in the groove at the bottom of the container now; don't forget to put your plug in the bottom as well since if you start pouring water over the top, things can get nasty.
A paper filter is also available as an option with the toddy. I recommend using it regardless of whether you're using the Toddy or not, because it will allow you to extract more flavor from your coffee and it will make cleanup a whole lot easier.
For a full batch, we'll weigh out 400 grams of coffee and grind it on the coarsest setting available on our coffee grinder. In general, I find that a size that falls midway between the filter and the plunger is ideal.
Measure out two liters of filter water and slowly pour it over the ground coffee beans to dissolve them. Make an effort to soak them as evenly as you can. If you're using a paper filter, make sure the grounds are thoroughly mixed to ensure there are no dry parts.
Now here's something to keep in mind. If you aren't using a paper filter, you shouldn't need to stir the coffee. Fine grinds have the potential to clog the filter. At the end of the day, believe me. It's not enjoyable.
Cover the brewer and allow it to sit at room temperature for 20 to 24 hours before using it again. Remove the stopper the following day and set it on top of the decanter to allow it to drain. Place the decanter in the refrigerator for up to 14 days once it has been sealed with an airtight seal. Now that we've gotten our bearings,
Pour one part cold brew concentrate into a chilled glass, add some ice, and then one to two parts cold water. This makes a basic black cold brew. Of course, you may modify the amount of cold water used depending on the flavor of your coffee and your own preferences as well. And for milk iced coffee, we do the same way as above, except we use water instead of milk.
Remove your chilled glass from the refrigerator, add some ice, and pour in one part cold brew concentrate and two parts milk or whatever milk substitute you like. Alternatively, if you prefer something a little more elaborate, there are plenty other possibilities for your cold brew.
You can serve it with ice cream, blended, or even in a martini or a cold brew negroni, depending on your preference.
Hundreds of recipes are available on our website, and you can browse through them at your leisure.
Other Questions about Coffee
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).