Cold brew coffee is like compost. Give it time and it just happens. Almost…
First, off what's the big cold brew fuss all about?
Traditionally, iced coffee was hot coffee that was brewed double strength and then chilled. Cold brew differs in that it is brewed in cold water for 12-24 hours resulting in a super smooth, chocolate-y concentrated brew with virtually no acidity or bitterness. How come? Cold water extracts more slowly and retains more of the flavors of the beans while keeping all of the sweetness. In fact, it's chemically different than hot brewed coffee altogether.
And a decidedly unfussy how-to:
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