Cold brew Coffee ala GenoveseAugust 1, 2019
Ahhh! Summertime. And the living is easy. Well.. not so much. Hot weather can be quite unforgiving if you suffer from it, like I do.
For me, summer comes with a conflicting paradox:
- I love coffee. I cannot live without it - yeah, I know. I can, but for the sake of the argument, follow my lead here.
- I hate being hot and sweating.
- If I drink hot coffee, I start to get hot and sweat.
So, in order to solve this paradox, how about if we go for a Cold Brew?
Cold Brew coffee is about infusing the gound coffee in cold or room temperature water and let it rest for a long period of time. There is no other secret to it.
After much experimenting, I came up with my favourite recipe which I’m glad I can share it with you.
- 110 grams of coffee beans
- 1 liter of filtered water
- 8 pods of Cardamome
- Open the cardamome pods and extract the seeds
- Coarsely ground the coffee and the cardamome seeds together
- Fill a jar or pitcher with the filtered water
- Put the ground coffee and cardamome seeds in the water
- Mix thoroughly with a spoon
- Make sure that the jar or pitcher is covered by something, even a cloth with an elastic band will do.
- Let the mix rest at room temperature for 8 hours
- Mix the water again with a spoon
- Put the mix in the fridge for another 8 hours or more
- Filter the coffee with a french press or similar
How to serve it
My favorite way is:
- In a 200 cm3 glass, add 4 medium sized ice cubes
- Fill it to 3/4 with the cold bew
- Add a thin slice of lemon
- Complete it with filtered water