The Origins of Cold Brew Coffee
Cold brew coffee is believed to have originated in Kyoto, Japan sometime during the 1600’s, and is known as Kyoto-style coffee. One suggestion speculates that the Japanese learned this process from Dutch traders, who would have used it as a method to make coffee that could be carried on their ships. This was an easy way to keep large quantities of coffee that could be reheated later.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
Cold brew coffee is made using room temperature or cold water. The water usually has direct contact with the grounds for between 12 and 24 hours. After the coffee has been steeped, the grounds are filtered out. The result is a coffee concentrate that is typically diluted with water or milk, and served hot or over ice.
Why Drink Cold Brew Coffee?
Cold brew coffee has less caffeine and is less acidic than traditional hot brewed coffee. Since the coffee beans never come in contact with hot water, the flavor from the beans produces a different chemical profile. So, brewing at a lower temperature results in lower acidity and lower caffeine content.
Cold Brew Coffee. Just the way we like it.