Chill. It’s Not That Difficult.
Tony’s Coffees teaches us how to brew the perfect cold brew
It’s summertime. Not everyone can handle drinking a hot cup of Joe when it’s 100 degrees outside. The perfect solution? Brew an amazing batch of cold brew.
If you have a Toddy Brewer. Good for you. But if you’re like me and aren’t that lucky please don’t fret because you can brew into any vessel as long it has a lid–just follow these directions straight from the team at Tony’s Coffees and Teas:
1) Grind coffee on the coarsest setting. The coffee to water ratio is different with iced coffee since you’re making a concentrate, so use one part coffee for every five parts water (think: 12oz coffee for 60oz water).
2) Add half the coffee, pour half the water in slowly. Add the remaining half of coffee and pour in the last of the water. If there are dry grounds floating on the surface, gently pat them down with a spoon, but resist the urge to stir, as this will create a bitter brew.
3) Cover the container and let it sit for 12-18 hours. This is a good time to go catch up on any episodes of Breaking Bad you may have missed because the final season starts August 11th.
4) Slowly pour the mixture through a pre-rinsed paper filter to separate out the grounds.
5) Cut the concentrate with one part cold water and pour over ice.
**If you dig milk or cream in your iced coffee, try brewing Tony’s Organic Fair Trade Sumatra Gayoland or Tony’s Mexico Chiapas (coming soon!). If you’re more of a cold brew purist, try brewing Tony’s Ethiopia Gedeo Worka or Tony’s Kenya Mchana AA (also coming in soon!)**