The Coolest Thing You Can Do With A Jar
WHY IS EVERYONE OBSESSED WITH COLD BREW?
Cold Brew is much smoother, naturally sweet and less acidic that regular hot-brewed coffee. This is because the water & coffee particles have much more time to 'dance', so all of those gorgeous natural sugars are extracted while the harsh acids and plant materials are left behind.
DO I NEED ANY FANCY (& EXPENSIVE) GEAR TO MAKE IT?
You can make Cold Brew using just about any clean container, but getting a fine mesh filter will do wonders for you. If you don't get the below filter, you'll need a cheese cloth or paper filter to sort the coffee grounds from the water after brewing. That can be a messy & time consuming process - so we recommend just getting the filter.
* If you need to snag any of the gear throughout this guide, click any of the images to check ‘em out on Amazon.. We get some $$$ dough when you click & buy so it’d be pretty cool if you did :)
1. Gather Your Gear
2. Clean Up
Thoroughly rise jar & metal filter.
Over time coffee oils and grit can clog up the filter holes, limiting your brew quality. Don't let this happen to you, clean it like you mean it!
3. Lock & Load
Grind coffee on the coarsest setting possible . If you use coffee that is ground for automatic drip, your brew may turn out pretty sour & sludgey.
Place the fine mesh metal filter into the mason jar, and fill with coffee about 3/4 full. If you have a scale, we recommend a 15:1 Water:coffee ratio (64oz Jar = ~60 Oz Water & 4 Oz Coffee
Slowly pour Cold water over the grounds, spin the jar so all of the grounds can be saturated. Depending on how quickly you fill the jar, you may need to pause as you're pouring so the water can filter through.
4. Just Chill Out
Cover the jar as tight as you can, and throw it in the fridge for about 16 hours. The longer the better.
5. CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!
Remove from fridge, slowly pull up filter and place it in the sink to let it drain.
For easy cleaning, lightly flex the filter to free up the grounds then tap it upside down over the trash. Careful not to fling it too much, this part can be messy.
ENJOY you're superb cold brew. Maybe make a cocktail? Why not!