Cold Brew

1. Gather your equipment: You'll need coarsely ground coffee, water, a container with a lid (such as a mason jar or a dedicated cold brew maker), and a fine-mesh sieve or coffee filter for straining.

2. Measure the coffee and water: Use a ratio of 1:4 coffee to water for a strong brew. Start with 1 cup (8 ounces or 240 ml) of coarsely ground coffee and 4 cups (32 ounces or 960 ml) of cold water. Adjust the amounts based on the desired strength and quantity of cold brew.

3. Combine coffee and water: Place the coarsely ground coffee into the container and add the cold water. Stir gently to ensure all the coffee grounds are saturated.

4. Steep the coffee: Seal the container with a lid and let it steep in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. Longer steeping times will result in a stronger and more concentrated cold brew.

5. Strain the coffee: After steeping, place a fine-mesh sieve or coffee filter over another container or pitcher. Slowly pour the cold brew through the sieve/filter to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid. You may need to strain it multiple times to achieve a smooth and grit-free cold brew.

6. Dilute and serve: Cold brew is typically enjoyed by diluting it with water or milk to taste. Start with equal parts cold brew and water or milk, and adjust the ratio based on your preference. Serve it over ice and add sweeteners or flavorings if desired.

7. Store and enjoy: Transfer the strained cold brew to a clean container and store it in the refrigerator. It can be kept for up to one week, allowing you to enjoy cold brew coffee whenever you desire.

Note: Cold brew coffee is known for its smooth, low-acidity, and full-bodied flavor. Feel free to experiment with different coffee beans, grind sizes, and steeping times to customize the taste according to your preferences. Cold brew is highly versatile and can be enjoyed on its own, with ice, or mixed into various coffee-based beverages.