Do you want to make cold brew coffee at home? There are plenty of health and other benefits, and it’s not that hard! Here’s why you might want to consider making cold brew at home, and how to do it.
Benefits of Making Cold Brew Coffee at Home
Why should you make cold brew coffee at home? There are a few benefits.
A major benefit of cold brew coffee is that you can make it ahead of time. That means it’s already ready when you want it.
It can taste less bitter or sour. That’s because the slow infusion process leaves behind some of the compounds that make coffee taste bitter.
It’s quite inexpensive compared to purchasing bottles of cold brew coffee at a supermarket or ordering it at a coffee shop.
You can store the leftovers for a while, so there’s less waste.
You can make it your way. That means you can make it stronger or weaker, or grind the coffee beans into a finer or coarser grind, according to your tastes. With Alex’s Acid Free Coffee, you can count on perfectly fresh coffee every time for a beautiful scent every time you grind your beans for home-made cold brew.
There are also some possible health benefits of cold brew coffee.
It may be good for blood sugar and can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
It boosts cognitive function. Caffeine stimulates the brain and can help with focus and memory.
It has antioxidants, which may help lower the risk of developing certain chronic conditions.
It speeds metabolism, which can help with weight loss.
If acid is a problem for you, a major benefit of cold brew compared to regular brew coffee is that it is lower in acid. Alex’s Acid Free Coffee is a reduced acid brand that is perfect for people who are trying to limit the acidity of their diets.
How to Use Cold Brew Coffee
Did you know that you can drink cold brew coffee hot or cold? That’s right. Even though you don’t use heat to brew it, you can heat it up when you’re ready to drink it if you want a hot cup of coffee.
You can also use cold brew for recipes, such as coffee syrup, mocha brownies, and affogato. It works just as well as regular coffee.
What You Need to Make Cold Brew Coffee
You’ll need a bit of equipment to make cold brew coffee. Don’t worry. It’s simple and inexpensive, and you’ll use it for years. Here’s what you need.
Jar with a lid (or you can cover it with a small plate) to brew the coffee overnight in the fridge.
Cheesecloth or flour sack cloth for straining the coffee.
Bowl or large measuring cup for straining the coffee.