Immersion Cold Brew

Immersion Cold Brew Guide for First Principle Coffee

Treat yourself to a smooth, refreshing cup of cold brew with our First Principle Coffee beans. This brewing method involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period, and the result is a less acidic and highly caffeinated cup of coffee.

What You'll Need:

  • Freshly Roasted First Principle Coffee beans
  • A burr grinder
  • A large jar or pitcher
  • A fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth
  • A second jar or pitcher for storing the brewed coffee
  • Clean, cold, filtered water
  • A long spoon or stirrer
  • Time (12-24 hours)

Step 1: Measure Your Coffee and Water

The recommended ratio for cold brew is 1:8 coffee to water. So, for every 1 gram of coffee, you’ll need 8 grams (or milliliters) of water. To make about a liter of cold brew, you would need 125 grams of coffee and 1000 ml of water.

Step 2: Grind Your Coffee

Grind your First Principle Coffee beans to a coarse consistency, similar to bread crumbs. Coarse grounds are ideal for cold brew to prevent over-extraction, which can make your coffee taste bitter or overly strong.

Step 3: Combine Coffee and Water

Add your ground coffee to your jar or pitcher, then pour in the cold, filtered water. Stir gently to ensure all the coffee grounds are saturated.

Step 4: Steep Your Coffee

Cover the jar or pitcher and let it steep in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. You can steep it for up to 24 hours if you prefer a stronger flavor.

Step 5: Strain Your Coffee

After the steeping time, strain the coffee through a fine-mesh sieve to separate the liquid from the grounds. If you want to remove more sediment, you can strain it a second time through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

Step 6: Store Your Coffee

Transfer your cold brew to a clean jar or pitcher for storage. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Step 7: Serve Your Coffee

To serve, pour the cold brew over ice and dilute it with water or milk to taste. The standard is to dilute it with an equal amount of water or milk, but you can adjust this to your preference.

This cold brew method with First Principle Coffee beans gives you a smooth, refreshing drink that’s perfect for hot weather, but can be enjoyed any time. Remember, part of the joy of coffee is in the journey - don't be afraid to experiment with the ratios or brewing time to create a cold brew that suits your taste perfectly!