The key to making great cold brew is choosing high-quality beans. Choose beans that have been recently roasted so that they’re as fresh as possible. Because you’ll be using cold water for this method, it’s important to use coarsely ground beans so that they can steep properly without any leftover grounds floating around in the final product. If you don’t have access to freshly ground coffee beans or a grinder at home, most specialty stores will grind the beans for you upon purchase.
Step 2: Follow Your Ratio
Cold brew recipes vary depending on how strong you want your final product and how much caffeine you want in each cup. Generally speaking, however, most people prefer a ratio of one part coffee grounds to four parts water (by weight). For example, if you use two ounces of coffee grounds in your recipe, add eight ounces of water (or one cup). When measuring out your ingredients by volume instead of weight it’s important to keep in mind that one ounce of whole bean coffee yields roughly two tablespoons when ground up—so plan accordingly!
Step 3: Steep & Strain
Once you have all the ingredients together, combine them in either a French press or an airtight container with a lid. If using an airtight container with a lid, stir the mixture several times throughout the steeping process (which can last anywhere between 12-24 hours) so that all of the grounds are equally saturated with water during steeping. Once steeping has finished strain out any leftover grounds using either cheesecloth or paper filters before transferring into an airtight container for storage and consumption!
Conclusion: Making delicious cold brew at home is easy and requires minimal effort! All it takes is some quality coarsely ground beans, some cold water and patience while it steeps overnight! With these tips in mind anyone can make perfect cold brew every time - no barista experience necessary! So go ahead and give this method a try - there's nothing quite like enjoying an ice-cold cup of freshly brewed java on a warm summer day! Enjoy!