2018, The Tiny Roaster

Cold Infused Brew

The Tiny Roaster method

Coffee: 120g (freshly coarse ground) (14-28 days old)

Chilled Distilled Water: 1000g/1 Litre

So a great way to use up any remaining coffees after the 14dayspastroastdate mark, is to make a cold brew out of it. 

According to Tiffany, cold infused brews mostly taste the best, when brewed when they are between 14 to 28 days old -The coffee is very stable and has a lot of that muted sweetness without the astringency and harshness - and that is what you'd usually love about a cold brew - that winey sweetness and body. 

So, in this method, we are going to make a concentrate, and dilute to taste.

Why make a concentrate you ask?

Making a concentrate, instead of brewing an exact ratio, allows you more flexibility without an error of somehow adding too much water. 

There isn't going to be an exact amount of coffee:water ratio for the final brew that works seamlessly every time. So, a concentrate allows you to reach that final taste you like, by adding water to taste. You may also like play around, adding other types of liquids to your cold brew concentrate eg. soda water, tonic water, milk, coconut water...or other coffee cocktails.

Here, Tiffany shares The Tiny Roaster's own original cold brew recipe, a recipe that involves more effort, but that is definitely worth the time.

Step 1: Grind up your coffee (raw sugar like coarseness)

Step 2: Add to chilled water in a air tight glass container (eg. Mason jar on left)

Step 3: Stir well, and keep in refrigerator for 12 hours.

Step 4: Remove from refrigerator, stir the mixture well, and let it sit for 10 mins.

Step 5: Strain the mixture out into another airtight glass container and keep this strained mixture in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 

 

Step 6: Filter the mixture through a Hario V60 -this process may take up to 8 hours, depending on how much you are straining. This filtered liquid is your cold brew concentrate.

 

Step 7: Stir concentrate and taste.

 

Step 8: Add cold water to taste. 

 

Step 9: Enjoy!

Tiffany notes that this cold brew will taste much better the day after it is made, as it has had a little more time to 'age'. 

This cold brew, if mixed only with distilled water, may be good for another 10 days when properly stored and kept chilled. 

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