Cold Brew Coffee is steeping ground coffee in cold water and straining with a gentler infusion process, producing a drink of lower acidity.
Coffee and Chocolates are the kick factors and my close companion ever since I have known my own self. Waking up to Amma’s ( fondly as I call my mum) filter coffee had been a must and a necessity until the day I left home to become Independent. My first IT job after I graduated immediately from Univeristy. Period!
Time passed and since we moved to the UK, the electric hob would take good 20 minutes to make a single cup of coffee in the morning. Waking up to an elaborate coffee affair was just not my thing that I gave it up one fine morning!! English Kettle Tea is my thing now and a taste that needs to be adapted. Dunking a digestive biscuit into the cup of steaming tea is just bliss. Having said this, still, every vacation to India, I wake up to my mumma’s freshly made filter coffee in a steel glass. Aroma is absolutely mesmerising.
Sipping an Iced coffee at Cafe Coffee Day one a warm sunny day is one thing!! I am slowly getting transported to those carefree days. Phew !! A couple of days ago, OXO wrote to me about the Cold Brew Coffee Maker and its was an instant Yes!! Obviously for all the nostalgia and my love affair.
Cold Brewing the Coffee was a totally new concept as I have just known brewing them with boiling hot water that is just allowed to settle and added into the filter. So what’s cold brewing?
Cold brewing works by steeping coarse coffee grounds in cold water for 12-24 hours before filtering, producing a coffee ‘concentrate’ that stays fresh in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Just microwave or add hot water or milk, to your preference, when you fancy a brew. There’s no heating or electricity required, just time… and a little bit of patience. It’s a far gentler infusion process produces a drink of lower acidity, which is why cold brew coffee is naturally sweeter.
Also, there is an elementary difference between Cold Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee!! Did you know that?
Iced Coffee is generally brewed hot and poured over Ice and Cold-brewed Coffee is steeping ground coffee in cold water and straining.Serve the latter over ice and enjoy!