Coffee is a quintessential part of many people’s lives. For many, it’s never too cold for an iced coffee and never too hot for a hot brew. Iced coffee is something that becomes more popular during the middle of the year, sometime around May. In fact, by mid-summer, it’s probably the only way you can get your daily caffeine fix without perspiring throughout your outfit!
Here’s how you can make your very own iced coffee with a Blue Bottle cold brew bottle this summer break.
Easy Iced Coffee Recipe
This is a straightforward recipe for brewing your own iced coffee. Who doesn’t love a cold brew on a hot summer day for its electrifying zing and luminous clarity? All you have to do is add some ground coffee with water and let it sit in the refrigerator for eight to twelve hours. After that, you have easily got yourself a readily prepared glass of refreshing and tasty iced coffee!
Here are the specific step-by-step instructions:
- First, weigh out 68 grams of your favorite ground coffee. The grounds of the coffee should ideally be as large as that of kosher salt.
- Next, with the cold brew bottle, twist to open the filter. Add all the measured-out coffee into the bottom compartment. Then reattach the top of the filter.
- Screw the filter into the top of the cold brew bottle.
- Attach the filter with the top of the bottle to its base. Then, fill up your cold brew bottle to the marked square at the top with cold water. Shake the contents in the bottle gently.
- Let the filled-up contents brew in the bottle for eight to twelve hours in the refrigerator.
- Remove the bottle after eight to twelve hours from the refrigerator and shake the coffee gently to stir it reasonably. Then, remove the filter from the top.
- Place the top of the glass bottle back onto the glass base and open the spout. You’ve now got yourself an amazing and delicious glass of iced coffee! If you prefer it to be colder, fill an empty clean cup with some ice and pour the coffee over it.
Choosing a Coffee
Certainly, there are specific types of coffee that work better for a cold brew in terms of acidity and flavor profile. Coffee professionals would advise going with a coffee that is grown at lower elevations, as these types usually have an earthier taste and are roasted with a darker profile. This darker roast helps the coffee develop a better taste overall for a cold brew. However, it ultimately depends on your personal preferences when it comes to choosing a coffee.
Make Coffee Easily at Home with Gaia Coffee Roasters
If you’re a coffee lover, we have everything you need here at Gaia Coffee Roasters! We have a diverse collection of coffee, from different coffee regions, single origins, blends to small lots. We have you covered. We also offer various coffee brewers that will surely cater to any of your needs. Feel free to contact us today if you have any questions!