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Jul 8, 2006 10:01 PM

Cold-brewed Coffee

How does one cold brew coffee? I want to try this.

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  1. I think you let the grounds steep in the water over a period of time often overnight. I think this is correct, not too sure.

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    1. re: subinai

      Isn't a high temperature (~180 ̊F) necessary to extract certain delicious compounds?

      1. re: mhoffman

        cold-brewed coffee is really good for iced coffee drinks. you don't need to water down the drink by adding too much ice, and the flavor is really strong. it's also a lot less acidic than a regular brew.

    2. The "How to brew cold coffee" replies have been the moved to Home Cooking:

      1. Here's a recipe from the Food Maven otherwise known as Arthur Schwartz. I keep meaning to make it:

          1. See - I have been making all of my coffee this way for a few years now. I like the taste - it seems less acidic, and is more convenient. You can buy a pound of coffee, grind it at the store, then use it all while it's fresh by brewing it right away. It also allows you to reclaim counter space taken up by a coffee maker and grinder.