“The Ultimate Guide to Cold Brew Coffee and Serving Coffee On Draft” is a great resource for anyone looking to start making making cold brew coffee, or serving on draft. Whether you are new to cold brewing and just looking for some tips on how to cold brew at home, or you are a coffee shop owner looking to start serving nitro coffee on draft, this eBook is an excellent starting point.
This eBook covers a wide range of topics from; explaining what cold brew coffee is, how to cold brew coffee, how to serve cold brew coffee (both hot and cold) all the way to serving flat iced-coffee on draft as well as how to infuse your cold brew with nitrogen for serving nitro coffee on draft.
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Excerpt from Introduction:
Cold Brew Coffee
As discussed above, hot coffee is made by combining hot water and coffee and is ready in a matter of minutes.
When cold brewing, heat is replaced with time. Cold brewing is the process of steeping your coffee grounds in cold water to room temperature water for an extended period of time – usually 12-24
Through our research 12-16 hours provides a deep, rich, flavorful coffee extract. As 20 hours of steeping time is approached and passed, the coffee can begin to become bitter as it may be a bit over-extracted at this point.
Cold brewing requires the coffee to be in contact with the water for an extended period of time, so large/coarse ground is recommend when steeping for cold brew. As with hot brewed coffee, there are a number of ways to make cold brew – from simple to advanced
– in a bowl or mason jar, in a Toddy, in a nut bag, or even in a stainless steel fermenter for large batches.
All of these methods will be discussed further in the coming sections.
Cold brewing can produce anything from a ready to drink coffee to a coffee concentrate that can be stored and used when ready. Cold brew coffee concentrates can be stored and diluted when ready to drink. Depending on the strength of the concentrate, dilution can be anywhere from equal parts coffee and water or other liquid (1:1 ratio) all the way up to 1 part coffee and 4 parts water (1:4 ratio).
Another nice thing about cold brew coffee is that it can be heated, or combined with hot water, for an entirely different taste and flavor profile than if it were traditionally brewed.