While you can prepare an iced coffee by merely pouring hot brewed coffee over ice, hot coffee will melt the ice and result in a weaker watered-down flavor.
What exactly is cold brew coffee? It’s not a typical iced coffee.
Instead, cold brewing is a process of using coarse coffee grounds and room temperature or cold water and steeping the coffee in the water for anywhere from 12-24 hours. The result of this is a smooth yet complex, less acidic and less bitter strong coffee. It is ideal for those who suffer from acid reflux or have a sensitive stomach.
Cold brew coffee concentrate is very strong. You can use it to make different types of coffee from hot coffee to frozen coffee beverages. It can also be used in recipes that call for coffee. Just keep the cold brew in the fridge for a week or two in an airtight container.
Recently I decided to buy an affordable cold brew coffee maker from a reliable coffee gear company – Hario. So check out my review of Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Maker. It comes in red, black or brown options so you can match it with your kitchen appliances. It is also available in two different sizes (1000ml, 600ml) to suit your needs.