Cold Brew

Cold brew coffee requires a little foresight because of the extended steeping time, but it’s definitely worth it. This immersion method produces a naturally sweeter cup, with a tingly sparkle to refresh you on a hot and sultry summer day. Oh, and it also keeps for two weeks.

Don't fancy making it yourself? Buy our ready to drink Cold Brew here.

Result

A clean, crisp and refreshing drink with a natural sweetness

Good for

Summer parties or as the base for a cocktail

Steps for this brew method


How to make it

  1. 1. Grind your coffee to a coarse, cafetière-esque grind. Maybe even a little coarser.
  2. 2. Place the coffee in the muslin cloth and tie the top with kitchen string to make a large ‘coffee bag’.
  3. 3. Put the bag into the water. Give it a little kneed and shake to make sure all of the coffee is saturated.
  4. 4. Give it some time and patience. It needs to brew at room temperature for 10 to 16 hours. Works well overnight.
  5. 5. Wake up. Rush down the stairs. Remove the bag and give it a squeeze.
  6. 6. Bottle the coffee. Let it chill in the fridge.
  7. 7. Serve neat or over ice and enjoy.

What you'll need

  • 1L of fresh water
  • Kitchen string
  • 120g of coffee
  • Measuring scales (optional)
  • Muslin bag

Don't fancy making it yourself? Buy our ready made cold brew drinks here.

Works perfectly with these coffees

Image: Bobolink Brazil, Union Coffee Bag
£6.25
Bobolink Brazil
Notes of Morello Cherry, Macadamia, Milk Chocolate
Smooth and balanced
Quality Score: 84.0
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Brazil
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Image: Maraba, Rwanda, Union Coffee Bag
£6.25
Maraba Rwanda
Notes of Citrus, Redcurrant, Toffee
Sweet and delicious
Quality Score: 84.0
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Rwanda
Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.
Image: Yirgacheffe, Organic Ethiopia
£6.50
Yirgacheffe Organic Ethiopia
Notes of Kumquat, Peach, Toffee
Light and floral
Quality Score: 86.5
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Organic Ethiopia
Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.