Jump to recipeCold drip coffee is definitely having a bit of a moment right now. And if you’re wondering how to make coffee, there a few processes as easy and satisfying as this.
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!
Step 1. Coarsely ground coffee and filtered water ready to go
Step 2. Slowly pouring water through the ground beans
Step 3. After 24 hours, pour the mixture through a sieve
Step 4. Strain the coffee again through a sieve with a paper towel in it
Step 5. Seal in an airtight glass or jar and enjoy delicious coffee concentrate!
Why Cold Drip?
So, why would you bother with cold drip? Well, there are a few reasons to give this technique a go!
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!
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!
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.