The latest craze to hit the world of coffee comes in the form of cold brew drinks; similar to iced coffee but only trendier. Cold brew coffee involves the gradual process of brewing coffee with cold or room temperature water, offering a stark contrast to traditional methods.
Ground beans are soaked with water for at least 12 hours, then filtered out of the water using either a paper style device or something like a French press. The finished product is a concentrated blend of coffee which is then enjoyed on its own or mixed with something sweet like condensed milk.
Although the process takes a little longer, there’s no denying the taste difference that cold brew coffee has. Not to be confused with iced coffee, which generally uses an espresso shot mixed with cold milk and ice to achieve, cold brew is a gradual process which has lower acidity and a lower level of caffeine for its volume.
This trend may seem new for modern society, but its roots actually date back to before some other types of coffee making were invented. The first recorded use of cold brew comes from Japan in the 1600s and was even available to buy at the store pre-bottle during the 1960s.
To try this coffee revolution for yourself at home, there are a few simple steps to take. This DIY version doesn’t require any fancy products, just a jar, bowl, sieve and some paper towel.
As this brewing process enjoys a resurgence, it’s likely that it will replace the popularity of iced coffee due to its unique flavor. Without any need for an expensive espresso machine, this is one coffee trend that you can easily recreate at home to enjoy.