How to Make CoffeeSeptember 1, 2015
You may have heard the arguments for it: it’s supposedly a sweeter, less bitter and more delicate tasting brew than your average cup of morning peculator. You may have also seen strange devices constructed from looping straws and test tubes in coffee shops, looking a little like a gin distillery from M*A*S*H. Consensus at the HelloFresh farm used to be that cold drip coffee is indeed delicious, but probably too hard for us mere mortals to produce (baristas are a lot like wizards aren’t they?). How wrong we were!
To prepare your cold drip concentrate, you’ll need a few items and about 24 hours for your brew to stew. The good new is you can prepare a large quantity to keep in the fridge all week to enjoy whenever you fancy!
[title maintitle=”Why Cold Drip?”] So, why would you bother with cold drip? Well, there are a few reasons to give this technique a go! [title maintitle=”” subtitle=”Time is Money”] Although this drink requires a little patience to brew, you can make litres at a time and then whip up a drink with it in a flash! [title maintitle=”” subtitle=”Sugar, I’m Sweet Enough”] Cold drip has a more subtle, delicate flavour and a lower acidity level because the roasted beans haven’t been exposed to scalding hot water. This means that the bitterness is much lower in cold drip coffee, and it tastes sweeter. You can enjoy it without milk or sugar and it still tastes lovely! [title maintitle=”” subtitle=”Be Kind to your Mind”] The cold drip coffee process means that the caffeine present in your cup of joe may actually affect you differently. If you tend to crash and burn after each latte, Cold drip coffee may be the answer for you.
For a fabulous video that will walk you through this recipe, check out Mike Cooper on Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube.
Would you try this cold drip coffee recipe at home? Let us know in the comments!