There’s not much that beats a fresh cup of coffee, either in the morning to get you on the move or in the afternoon when you need that extra pick-me-up. But with summer’s heat already upon us, sipping your usual hot cup may not be the way you want to go.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Try cold brew coffee! It can be quite surprising how enjoyable it is. We don’t mean dropping a few ice cubes into your usual brewed coffee. Nope, real cold brew coffee isn’t a watery version of coffee. Real cold brew is full of flavor and is delicious. And making it in a French Press gives you what many think is the best coffee you can drink. The French Press steeps the coffee to give you a smooth, full-flavored, and refreshing brew with a unique, rounded flavor.
Cold Brew coffee is also less acidic than regular coffee because of the longer brewing method.
IT’S VERY EASY!
BUT HERE ARE A FEW EXTRA TIPS TO MAKING THE PERFECT COLD BREW IN YOUR FRENCH PRESS…
Always use coarse grinds for French Press coffee to get the best flavor without getting the gritty bits in your cup.
Cold-brew coffee teases out the subtle flavor in the beans so to get a delicious cup of coffee.
Don’t use cheap beans! Your coffee grounds must be of good quality and fresh, otherwise, you will end up with a cold brew that is very tasteless.
Balance is the key to a perfect cup of French Press coffee. Use too much or too little water, and your coffee just won’t taste right. So fill your French Press with a mixture of water and coffee in a ratio of about 1 cup of ground coffee to about 4 cups of water.
Water to Coffee Ratios:
4:1 Regular Cold Brew
3:1 Strong Cold Brew
2:1 Cold Brew Concentrate
Stir it up to mix, and put in the fridge, or let it sit out on a counter, for at least 12 hours. Once brewing is complete, don’t leave your coffee in the French Press. Plunge the French Press and pour it into a carafe so it won’t continue to brew and grow bitter.
Pour over ice, sweeten* and add creamer (coconut creamer has great flavor!) or milk if you like, and you’re set.
Properly brewed cold brew coffee can last for a good while, so you can make enough to last you a couple weeks before you have to brew again.
Get ready for an exceptional taste!
*You can make a syrup with warm water and sugar to add to your cold coffee - or use sugar alternatives such as stevia and monk fruit.
To get beautifully prepared coffee in a wonderful French Press, check out ours – Java Planet’s Stainless Steel French Press. It makes your coffee come out perfectly every time - hot or cold brew!
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