How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Making Cold Brew Coffee

If you’re at all interested in the coffee world, then you’ll know about the roaring popularity of cold brew coffee. Though it has a long history that dates back to 17th century Japan, it’s only recently that this delicious, refreshing drink has made it to the West.

Now that it’s a hit, it promises to be a mainstay on upscale coffee shop menus. Alas, if you’ve ever bought a cold brew coffee in a cafe, you’ll probably have noticed that it tends to attract a higher price tag, which can make it a little unsustainable.

Happily, you don’t need to go to a cafe to get your cold brew fix. Though it sounds complex, the drink is actually very easy to make — so easy, in fact, that you can make it right in your own kitchen. Let’s take a look at how to make cold brew coffee at home. 


pouring hario cold brew pot

How to Use a Cold Brew Pot 

You’ll need a cold brew coffee maker pot to make cold brew coffee. We recommend the Hario cold brew pot, which is affordable, easy to use, and produces great coffee.

Here’s how you use it: 

  1. Add coffee to the strainer
  2. Insert the strainer, ensuring the marker is aligned with the pot.
  3. Pour water evenly over the coffee.
  4. Add the lid. Leave to sit for 12 - 24 hours.
  5. Remove the strainer.
  6. Store in the fridge. 


    Best Coffee to Use for Cold Brew Coffee

    Cold brew coffee is a pretty creative branch of the coffee world, and as such, there’s no absolute best coffee to use. So long as it’s a medium or dark roast, then you’ll be fine. It’s generally best to use coarse-ground coffee. At Contact Coffee Co, we offer a specially roasted cold brew coffee blend. Give it a blast! 

    cold brew coffee with ice

    Why Is Cold Brew Coffee So Popular?

    This one’s simple: because it’s so delicious! OK, that doesn’t quite cover the immense popularity of cold brew coffee. There are other factors at play that have contributed to making it one of the most popular coffee types on the market. Let’s take a look. 

    More Caffeine

    For some people, coffee is all about caffeine. The brewing process for cold brew coffee results in more caffeine than your standard cup of coffee. 

    It’s Better For You

    Hot coffee isn’t bad for you — but it’s not as good for you as it could be, since the hot water removes many of the naturally-occurring nutrients and antioxidants. There’s no hot water involved with cold brew coffee, which means they’re kept intact. 

    It’s Refreshing

    You can heat up a cup of cold brew coffee if you want to, but you certainly don’t need to. To us, cold brew coffee functions best as a refreshing drink on a hot day. 

    You Can Make Cold Brew Coffee At Home

    Who doesn’t love making an awesome drink right in their own kitchen? The easy brewing process behind cold brew coffee means that anyone with the right equipment, coffee, and time can make it. 

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