Questions tagged [cold-brew]

A coffee brewing process that employs cold or room-temperature water to extract coffee over an extended period of time.

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What's the recommended coffee to water ratio for cold brew?

I was interested today in making some cold brew. I have a french press so I'd like to use that. What is your recommended brewing time? Does this make a concentrate? What ratio do you use later to ...
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How can I make filtering my cold brew easier?

I use the "plunging" method of cold brew, and filtering the grounds out of the brew --I use a coffee filter in a funnel-- is very time-consuming (although thankfully it doesn't take me the "hours" ...
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How will "cold brewed" coffee differ from traditional hot-water extraction methods?

Generally speaking, what do "cold brewed" methods hope to achieve compared to the more traditional hot-water methods of extraction? Does the amount of caffeine vary between hot brewed and cold ...
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What roast level is recommended for cold brew?

With due credit to @Roland for his questions, I peeled off a related topic into a new question. With any preparation, roast level is a bit of personal preference. However, certain roasts are more ...
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How does the temperature of the water affect the taste of the coffee

Many methods of brewing coffee differ in the temperature of the water among other factors. Some people swear by cold-brewing, others do slow pour overs with piping hot water. How exactly is coffee ...
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What do I need to start cold-brewing?

After reading Cory Doctorow's Homeland, I started wondering about making my own coldbrew; it sounds delicious :) What do I need to start my own cold-brew?
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What coarseness of grind works best for cold brew?

I recently received a new device for making cold brew coffee. It put out a really good cold brew. The filter is made out of a fine nylon mesh. How coarsely (or finely) should the coffee be ground for ...
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How long will cold brew keep?

After making a big batch of cold brew, I'd like to be able to keep it around for an extended period of time-- one month, let's say. Assuming I keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, how ...
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Best filter to use for cold brew?

What's the best filter material to use for DIY set up for cold brew coffee? When I used a pour over funnel with a standard paper filter it seems to get clogged up faster than when hot brewing.
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Is there a difference between cold brewing in the fridge vs room temp?

I use a Toddy and wanted to know if there is a difference and what in cold brewing and placing it in the fridge for 20-24 Hours versus the counter at room temp (65-70 deg)?
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Is it possible to Cold Brew using an Aeropress?

Is it possible to cold brew using Aeropress? My inclination says yes, in a similar fashion to cold brewing with a French press. However, when I tried it, it became very hard to plunge. Aside from ...
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How to make cold brew concentrate?

I enjoy the smooth taste produced by my Mizodashi cold brew jug, but prefer hot coffee. Although I can dilute the cold brew with hot water, it gives me a pretty weak coffee (although great tasting). ...
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How can I maximize cold brew yield without harming flavor?

Currently I make coffee two ways: hot coffee using a moka pot, and cold brew using a Coffee Toddy. Both of these methods produce concentrated coffee. However, I've noticed that my liquid yield for ...
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Cold Brew Coffee at home? [duplicate]

How to create a cold brew coffee filter at home, I've seen so many "brewers" but all were not affordable by me nor deliverable in my location please help me? This question is not a duplicate of ...
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Calculate diluted concentration of cold-brew

Imagine I produce a concentrated Cold-Brew, with a 1:4 ratio. How can I make a cup of diluted cold-brew that contains the standard ratio (1:15) ? For the response consider explaining the math with: ...
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What is the coffee & water ratio when cold brewing? [duplicate]

What is the proper coffee to water ratio for a cold brew? I did mine with 100grams of coffee (an Ethiopian light roast) and a liter of water, and brewed for about 12 hours. It tasted good to me, but ...
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What are good methods to prepare and vend cold brew?

I am considering in preparing a cold brew and vending at events such as music festivals/parties. What are good methods for ideally brewing the coffee the night prior to the event and storing it, then ...
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