The New Kid – Cold Brew Filter Coffee

28-07-2018 Coffee culture, Coffee recipes
Cold Brew Coffee | Jones Brothers Coffee

Here’s another great step by step guide to a cold coffee alternative from our favourite young fan, Hanisha – just 16 years old, but we think she knows what she’s talking about!

This is a newer, slightly more fashionable way to make cold coffees and I had to try a few times to get it right. there are lots of alternative ways to do this but I wanted to work out a straightforward method which tasted good.

What is Cold Brew?

Cold brew coffee is smooth, refreshing and light compared to the espresso based iced coffee which I think is slightly sweeter, sharper and stronger.

Ingredients (one person):

  • 1/3 cup (roughly 2 heaped tablespoons) of ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water (preferably filtered water to keep the end taste pure)
  • ice cubes
  • milk (I use half fat milk here)

Equipment:

  • French Press/Cafetière

Instructions: 

1. Pour the ground coffee and the cold water in the french press and stir gently step1
2. Put on the lid of the french press but leave the plunger in the ‘up’ position step2
3. Place the French press with the coffee in the fridge overnight to allow the flavours to infuse (because the water is cold the infusion time is longer – I suggest a minimum of 8 hours) step3
4. When you are ready to drink your coffee, plunge the french press carefully to separate the coffee from the water step4
5. Fill a glass with ice cubes and milk and pour in the freshly plunged cold brewed coffee step5
Stir and Drink! stap5

If like me, you have a sweet tooth, you might enjoy adding a bit of sugar or condensed milk. If you are more daring, throw in some chocolate or caramel drizzle. Super Yum!

Extra Tip

Did you know that you can keep iced coffee in the fridge for about a week? If you have a large French press, why not double the ratios and enjoy sipping your coffee for a few days.

Another great job Hanishi – we really like it. We tried the condensed milk addition in the office and we really liked it! If you missed the Ice-cold coffee recipe written by Hanisha, you can find it here.
Good Drinking!
The Jones Brothers Bean Team