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  • OK, so you wanna drink some coffee but it is HOT out.

  • Well, cold brew is here for you, and it's incredibly easy to make on your own.

  • Life Kit is here to tell you how.

  • All you'll need is some coffee, a grinder, something to filter the coffee, a couple of containers to actually, you know, put the coffee in and some time.

  • There's a bunch of recipes out there on the right way to get the right brew that tastes just perfect, but here's the simplest:

  • Step 1: Start out with some good beans, and then grind them.

  • Don't go too much.

  • You're looking for a rough coarse texture.

  • How much coffee should you grind?

  • Well, the question of brew ratio, or how much coffee to water, is like asking 'What kind of music do you like?' or 'How do you like your eggs?'

  • It's all a matter of taste.

  • We talked to a coffee expert who gave us his opinion.

  • I actually prefer 1 to 7 or 1 to 8, which gives a rather soft extract.

  • I like starting with a 1 to 4 ratio, so one cup of ground coffee per four cups of water.

  • Why?

  • Because it's a little punchier, but really, because it's an easier number to remember and do math with if I'm going up or down in size.

  • Step 2: Put the grounds in a container.

  • Step 3: Add your water, stir, cover.

  • And Step 4: Just leave it there.

  • Coffee nerds debate over how long to brew with some recommending 12 to 24 hours.

  • Professor Yeretzian says that amount of time is a little overkill.

  • In five, six hours, you have extracted most, or essentially all, relevant flavor active compounds.

  • He says going over six hours adds a little more acidity to the coffee.

  • And you can leave it at room temperature.

  • Or if you feel squeaky about it from a food safety perspective, you can stick it in the fridge, though that'll slow down the extraction process slightly.

  • Once it's ready, run it through a filter twice.

  • You can use a fine-mesh sieve or a cheesecloth.

  • And then run it through a paper filter one more time.

  • And that's it!

  • Chill or serve over ice.

  • And enjoy!

OK, so you wanna drink some coffee but it is HOT out.

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    Estelle posted on 2020/09/11
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