How to Cold Brew Coffee To Reduce the Acidic Levels
Edited by Maria Quinney, Eng, Doug Collins
Many people love their coffee in the morning but then suffer from heartburn for the rest of the day. Cold brewing can help you reduce the acid in your coffee by up to 70% yet still enjoy the flavor of the coffee bean. Cold Brewing is also a way to avoid water down ice coffee. You can use the cold brew to add to designer liquor drinks as well. Try it out and you will love how easy it is and delicious too!
How To Make Cold Brew Coffee
Fill a glass pitcher with 2 Liters of water
Measure out 1.5 cups coarsely ground coffee beans
If you do not have a coffee grinder, grind the beans in the grocery store mill located usually in the coffee aisle. You can set the machine to coarse.
Combine the coarse ground coffee beans and water
Stir thoroughly until all all the coffee grounds are moist.
You can also use a French Press
Just put in the coffee grounds first then the water and no filtering required since the plunger will keep the grounds down at the bottom. In the French Press you will want to measure 1 part coffee grounds to 8 parts water.
Allow the mixture to stand for 12 hours
You can leave this on your kitchen counter or store in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
When the soak is finished, drape a cheese cloth over another container and strain the coffee
You can also use a paper filter but a cheese cloth seems to work better at catching all the grounds.
You now can enjoy your cold brew coffee
Make iced coffee with your favorite flavored simple syrup or heat the coffee up for a warm cup. The flavor is delicious and you will no longer have to deal with acidic heartburn from brewed coffee.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Maria Quinney