Cold Brew Recipe Featuring Venn Coffee
This recent shift to warmer weather is a welcome change in Saskatoon after what seemed like a solid two months of arctic chills. It had us dreaming of spring/summer and the icy beverages we like to drink to cool off. Cold Brewed Coffee is a go-to favourite, so we thought we’d share how to make your own cold brew coffee (using Venn Coffee) at home.
While this is a simple process, it does require a day’s worth of waiting. If you are pressed for time, you can always pour your normally prepared coffee over ice for an iced coffee. The long extraction and immersion period for cold brew, however, allows for a higher caffeine count, as well as less of an acidic and bitter taste compared to just pouring your coffee over ice. So if you have the time it’s worth the wait!
- 1 cup (128g) coffee grounds, medium-coarse
- 4 cups water
- 1 coffee filter
- Measure and grind out 1 cup, or 128 grams, of coffee. For best results, you want a medium to medium coarse grind. You don’t want to use too fin3e of a grind, as we will be straining our coffee, and coarser grinds will have a harder time sneaking through. Pour the grinds into a pitcher or large container (large mason jars work great!).
- To the pitcher, add 4 cups of room temperature or cold water. The temperature doesn’t matter too much as long as the water isn’t hot.
- Cover the pitcher and place it in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours. The longer the time, the stronger the brew will be. The shorter the time, the lighter it will be.
- After your decided time has passed, grab another container, place your filter over it, and pour the coffee through it. A cheese cloth and sieve work just fine, but a coffee filter will be your best bet to avoid any little grinds finding their way into your cold brew. All that’s left now is to serve over ice!