Two ways to make cold coffee. There are many reasons for cold brew coffee’s rise in popularity. It’s easy to make and stays fresh for several days. Most importantly, it’s downright delicious. Cold brew coffee makers, now widely accessible for home use, generally rely on one of two brewing methods. The first style, known as immersion brewing, involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. The second is a drip process that also takes several hours, such as this Cold coffee glass maker. Both methods infuse cold brew with a sweet, often chocolaty taste while avoiding the bitterness and high acidity found in hot coffee.
Cold Brew Vs. Iced Coffee. Cold brew is similar to iced coffee but not exactly the same. While cold brew is made by steeping coffee grounds at room temperature for a long time. Conventional iced coffee is made by brewing hot coffee using a standard method. And then chilling it either by refrigerating it or pouring it over ice. Iced coffee can taste a bit weak once it’s been poured over ice since the ice dilutes the coffee as it melts. With Cold coffee glass maker to make cold coffee, it’s possible to brew the coffee at any strength you desire, factoring in that it will be served over ice, simply by altering the ratio of grounds to water. This way you can enjoy your chilled coffee without diluting it and without the unpleasant flavors that can result from hot brewed coffee.