Cold brew coffee can create some confusion among inexperienced coffee drinkers. The name “cold brew” refers to the actual brewing process, rather than the temperature of the drink. Although cold brew is fairly new to the American coffee scene, it is far from new in origin. There is some debate over who was the first to craft cold brew, but we know it has been in existence for at least four centuries! Cold brew is significant because it uses cold or room-temperature water, rather than hot water, to extract flavors from the grounds. Cold brew is one of the simplest coffee drinks to create and is extremely versatile to use. Keep in mind, however, that cold brew requires 12-plus hours to make, as it takes much longer for cold water to extract the full flavor from the grounds.
Cold Brew Coffee
The name “cold brew” refers to the actual brewing process, rather than the temperature of the drink.
1.Place the coffee grounds in a large pitcher and add the water. Stir to combine. Refrigerate forroughly 12 hours (more or less time based on your desired strength of the brew).
2.Pour the mixture through a filter and serve it over ice! If it is too strong, add more water.
RECIPE TIP: Using a larger pitcher, you can double or triple the recipe easily to havemore cold brew later. For a fun experiment, make a batch of cold brew and a batchof traditional hot coffee using the same type of grounds. Test your palate. Can youtaste the difference between each one?
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FUN FACT: Iced coffee and cold brew: Is there a difference? Iced coffee is simply coffee brewed hot, then poured over ice. Cold brew, however, is brewed using cold or room-temperature water, which requires up to 12 hours to extract all the flavor. The result is a less bitter, less acidic, but highly concentrated coffee with even more caffeine.
Coffee in Vietnam is more about ritual than caffeine consumption. The practice of making coffee is given time and thought rather than being rushed. This traditional Vietnamese coffee drink is also smaller in comparison to some, as the Vietnamese are concerned more with quality over quantity. Vietnamese coffee is known to be quite strong and bitter, so a little is really all you need. This is also why traditional ietnamese coffee is served with sweetened condensed milk. The sweetness of the milk cuts the bitterness of the coffee, leaving you with a delicious creamy treat. A Vietnamese filter called a phin is recommended for this recipe; however, a French press could be used as well.
Coffee in Vietnam is more about ritual than caffeine consumption. The practice of making coffee is given time and thought rather than being rushed.
Scandinavian coffee originated in, you guessed it, Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway, in particular). However, it is now often attributed to parts of the American Midwest, where it likely migrated with Scandinavian immigrants. Scandinavian coffee has one consistent ingredient that cannot be replaced or substituted: a raw egg. Yes, you read that correctly. This recipe includes mixing a raw egg (including the eggshell) into your coffee grounds before boiling everything together in a pot and straining it out to leave behind a smooth, balanced cup of coffee with very little bitterness. The idea behind the egg is that because it is a natural “clarifier,” it attracts the impurities in the grounds to itself rather than allowing them to pass through into your beverage. It’s weird, yes, but it’s also pretty darn cool.
Scandinavian coffee originated in, you guessed it, Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway, in particular).
In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a boil.
Crack the egg into a glass, add the shell, and break it up in the glass.
Stir the coffee grounds into the egg. Add the mixture to the boiling water. Turn the heat tomedium-high and boil for 5 minutes. Be careful not to let the mixture boil over!
Remove the pan from the heat and add the ice-cold water.
Carefully pour the coffee into the French press, doing your best to leave behind the egg andgrounds mixture. Strain the beverage through the press to separate any stray grounds from thedrink. Pour the coffee into your mug and marvel at your egg coffee.
Two of the most popular drinks in the world are coffee and tea, so brilliantly, someone in Hong Kong thought to combine them. Since that first revelation, this drink has been served in countless cafés and restaurants throughout China and has slowly spread its reach across the world. Tea drinkers marvel at the extra body the coffee provides, and coffee drinkers enjoy the depth the black tea adds. Next time you need to decide between coffee and tea . . . just do both!
Yuanyang (Hong Kong Coffee)
Two of the most popular drinks in the world are coffee and tea, so brilliantly, someone in Hong Kong
thought to combine them.
Two very different drinks are combined to make this delicious summer beverage. The fizz from the soda mixed with the rich, full-bodied espresso equals a well-rounded finish. It has only been in recent years that coffee and soda have started crossing paths. There are many recipes using other types of sodas; however, cream soda is a great trial option as its flavors mimic some typical syrups used in coffee drinks. So, next time you’re craving coffee on a hot summer’s day, whip up this ice-cold concoction and let your cares melt away.
Cream Soda Cold Brew
Two very different drinks are combined to make this delicious summer beverage. The fizz from thesoda mixed with the rich, full-bodied espresso equals a well-rounded finish.
Café au lait is French for “coffee with milk.” As suggested by the name, this drink is straight-forward and, therefore, a great place to start to create your own drinks at home. Traditionally, café au lait consists of equal parts brewed coffee and steamed milk. To get the most traditional café au laitpossible, use a dark-roast bean and a French press for brewing the coffee. This is a popular breakfast beverage, typically served in a wide-rimmed bowl, although a large mug will work just fine. If you want to be just like the French, enjoy this delicious beverage with a toasted croissant.
Café au lait
Café au lait is French for “coffee with milk.” As suggested by the name, this drink is straight-forward
The café de olla, a traditional Mexican coffee beverage. It gets its name from the clay pot (olla is Spanish for “pot”) used to brew the drink. The earthy materials that make up the pot are said to give this popular Mexican beverage its particular taste. This drink is often served in small mugs made from the same clay as the pot it brews in. What makes this drink significant is that the coffee. Brewed right alongside cinnamon sticks and piloncillo, an unrefined cane sugar popular in Mexico. Also this drink is steeped in Mexican tradition but quickly growing in popularity in the United States.
Café de Olla (Mexican Coffee)
The café de olla, a traditional Mexican coffee beverage, gets its name from the clay pot