Frequently Asked Coffee and Tea Questions
What is Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee is coffee made by soaking ground coffee beans over time rather than passing hot water through coffee beans quickly.
How Is Cold Brew Coffee Made?
Cold brew coffee is made by soaking coarsely ground coffee beans in room temperature water for 12 hours or more.
Does Cold Brew Coffee Taste Different Than Regular Coffee?
Because cold brew coffee is made without hot water less oil is extracted from the beans which lead to coffee that is less acidic.
How Do You Make Cold Brew Coffee At Home?
When you make cold brew coffee at home there are two traditional methods. The first method is soaking ground coffee beans in water for at least 12 hours then strain. The second method is to use a pour over filter over a glass of ice, this is commonly referred to as the Japanese method.
Can You Cold Brew Tea?
Of course, to cold brew tea combine your favorite loose leaf or bagged tea with water in a container for 6-12 hours in a refrigerator. After the time has elapsed strain the tea leaves and you have cold brewed tea.
How To Cold Brew Green Tea?
To cold brew green tea fill a pitcher with cool water and add your loose or bagged tea. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate. Green tea should be steeped for 6 to 8 hours for best flavor. After the tea is done steeping strain the tea and enjoy.
How Do You Make Cold Brew In a French Press?
To make cold brew coffee in a french press you should begin by adding coarsely ground coffee to the bottom of your press, then fill your press with cool water. Next, stir the grounds and the water and add the lid to your press. Place the press in your refrigerator and wait 12 hours. After brewing is complete depress the plunger on your press and enjoy your cold brew from your french press.
How Long Does Cold Brew Last?
Because of the way that cold brew coffee is made it lasts substantially longer than regular coffee. Traditional cold brew should retain its flavor for up to one week.
Can Cold Brew Coffee Be Heated?
Yes, we recommend warming water in your kettle and adding it in a 3:1 ratio to your cold brew. Cold brew can also be microwaved before adding water to make it extra hot.
Can You Cold Brew Yerba Mate?
Yes, you can cold brew Yerba Mate two different ways. Unlike other types of cold brewed teas, you can enjoy Yerba Mate after only about 15 minutes. Also if you would like a stronger flavor you can leave your Yerba Mate to brew overnight in the refrigerator. After steeping is completed simply strain your tea and enjoy.
Can You Cold Brew Rooibos?
Yes, you can cold brew Rooibos, to do this add the desired amount of loose or bagged Rooibos to your french press. Next add cool water to the beaker, place the lid on top and put the press into your refrigerator. Rooibos tea is best after being cold brewed for 8-10 hours.