Mr. JOC and I love good coffee. In the past, we spent a lot of time trying coffee beans from different boutique roasters and ways to make good coffee at home.
自去年夏天以来，我们几乎全部制作冷冲泡咖啡(水出し珈琲) at home and we’re completely in love with it. Once you try cold-brewing your coffee, you may never go back to your coffee maker!
First of all, it is very different from the traditional “iced coffee”. Most iced coffee are hot coffee chilled or poured over ice until cold and taste diluted.冷冲泡咖啡is coffee made with room temperature water, seeping in coffee ground for 8-12 hours.
It might sound technical and tricky but it’s not at all. In a tall pitcher, Mason jar, or French press, mix coffee grounds are mixed with filtered water, and then left to sit at room temperature or the refrigerator before the grounds are filtered out. What’s left is black coffee concentrate. We like our coffee strong so we drink straight black coffee with ice, or sometimes add just a bit of milk to it. Depending on the flavors of the bean, we enjoy the coffee in different ways.
What if you preferhot coffee? You can easily heat up your cold brew coffee in a saucepan or in your microwave. Just don’t let it boiled as it adds acidity and lose flavors.
Why Cold Brew Coffee?
我们为什么要喝冷酿咖啡？冷冲泡过程创造了完美平衡,less acidic,more aromatic， 真的smooth， 和deliciouscup of coffee.
The ground coffee slowly infuses into the water. And this cold-brewing process creates a strong, concentrated brew, leaving behind bitter acids and fatty oils from roasted coffee beans which are soluble only at a high temperature. Therefore, hot-brewed coffee has that particular acidic taste and effect on your stomach while cold-brewed coffee has less acidic taste.
最好的部分？冷冲泡咖啡是incredibly easy and simple to make， 和you can brew it while you’re sleeping!
Coffee Type and Grounds
由于每个研磨机不同，您的中等粗糙结果可能与我的不同，几次测试以查看哪些设置最适合您。如果咖啡太粗糙，水会流过太快，咖啡不会那么美味。最近我开始使用这个new coffee grinderwhich grinds more consistently than myprevious coffee grinder。
Coffee to Water Ratio
Many cold brew recipes call for a high coffee-to-water ratio compared to hot brews to make a concentrate. Here’s ageneralcomparison:
1 oz. (28 g) coffee bean to 8 oz. (237 ml) hot water
2 oz. (57 g) coffee bean to 8 oz. (237 ml) room temperature/cold water
= 4 Tbsp coffee per 1 cup of water *
* remeber：我不建议使用“杯子”和“汤匙”测量值。当您按重量测量咖啡豆时，咖啡渣的重量与豆类相同。但是，豆类和咖啡渣的杯子/汤匙测量将有所不同。例如，1汤匙豆子并不总是产生相同的重量。总是很好厨房秤in your kitchen.
I followHario Japanese Water Brew Coffee Pot指示（咖啡与水比），我真的很喜欢我们的咖啡。我不认为我的冷冲泡咖啡食谱是strongconcentrate because wecandrink it straight without thinning it out.
如果你不喜欢结果,实验the different coffee grinds and coffee to water ratios.
Equipment I Use for Cold Brew Coffee
We have 2 of these Hario cold brew coffee makers at home, so there is an endless supply of cold brew coffee always in our refrigerator. Please note that you don’t need thisHario Japanese Water Brew Coffee Pot让我冷酿造咖啡的配方。不过,我还是要l explain why it’s convenient and worth getting one of these (andI’m not sponsored by this company).
It’s simple to make cold brew coffee at home, but you will need a large jar/container to infuse coffee, a fine mesh strainer, a cheesecloth, and another large container to catch filtered coffee and to store.
Or you just get one of these that comes with everything above.
We tried making cold brew coffee first withBodum French Press Coffeemaker。但是，当酿造完成时，我们必须通过滤纸过滤咖啡，而小的地面在细金属网中滑动。Hario更容易清洁（洗碗机安全），并且可重复使用的过滤器比法国压榨机好得多，因此不需要额外的过滤。
1000 ml (4 cups) is a nice size for daily coffee drinkers! It’s a bit taller than typical drink bottles, which might be one drawback if your fridge doesn’t have a tall space.
Serve Cold Brew Coffee With…
美味的咖啡豆 - Helio Roast
Lastly, we want to introduce you to a bay area coffee roaster we simply love –Helio Roast。他们提供真正的非凡咖啡豆，并由一位名叫Kern Trembath的前大学教授经营。Helio Roast有一些独特的特征：
- They use electric roasters powered by solar energy.
- They only roast the beans after you order them. You decide on the type of beans you want androast level， 和your coffee bean is handcrafted just for you.
We discovered their beans at a local supermarket and so far they’re our favorite among all the San Francisco coffee roasters.
克恩（Kern）慷慨地为所有JOC读者提供了10% discountif you use the code “JustoneCookbook”在结帐期间（we do not make any money from your order, we like to support small local businesses).
We’ve tried Sumatra Toba Batak, No Fear, and Sumatra Lintong Pak beans roasted at Full City+ level and they were amazing.
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- 2.8盎司全咖啡豆或咖啡(Remember 80 grams (2.8 oz) of whole coffee beans will be still 80 g coffee grounds. If you only use measuring spoons, the weight will be different depending on the beans you use. Feel free to increase or decrease coffee by 10 grams based on the results.)
- 4 ¾杯子room temperature or cold filtered water
Grind the coffee beans on the medium-coarse setting on your grinder (I usedthis brand在此食谱中，但现在使用this brand。It grinds coffee beans more consistently and I love it.). You will need 80 grams of ground coffee beans. For the coffee beans we currently use, 80 grams are roughly 1 ⅓ cup of coffee ground. With different coffee beans, the volume could be very different. Some recipes say 1 cup whole coffee beans as an ingredient, but keep in mind that will yield different amounts of ground coffee. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can usually grind whole beans where you buy the beans or ask the coffee shop to grind for you.
Based on my experience, the best coffee beans for cold brew are dark roasted and ground to medium coarse. Light or medium roasts are not as flavorful.
Transfer the ground coffee bean to the mesh strainer ofthis cold brew coffee pot然后将过滤器放入咖啡壶中。我们有几个锅来制作冷酿茶和咖啡。查看我的green tea cold brew recipe和Hojicha冷啤酒食谱。
Slowly pour a little bit of water at a time into the filter.
With a wooden spoon (use gentle corner utensil), blend the water and coffee beans a few times, let the coffee beans soak up water.
Refrigerate the coffee pot for hours – anywhere from 8 (Hario’s instruction) to 12 (our preference) hours. Anything less could lead to a watered-down cold brew and anything more than that could lead to bitter cold brew. You can also try brewing at room temperature vs. using the refrigerator.
I recommend you try the cold brew straight first before adding anything to it. Dilute the coffee with as much ice or milk as you prefer. Alternatively you can also warm up the coffee in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Keep cold brew coffee in the refrigerator and enjoy it within 2-3 days before acidity kicks in.