Cold Brew


    Cold brew is NOT the same as iced coffee. Iced coffee is simply regular hot coffee that’s served over ice, either mixed with milk or left plain. Cold brew is coffee that is steeped in cold, filtered water for 12 to 24 hours, similar to making old fashioned tea, but using coffee. Time rather than heat extracts the flavor, caffeine, and sugars from the coffee beans. The steeping process is more responsive to the coffee bean, so you actually end up with more caffeine and less bitters flavor. Which is also great news for those with a sensitive stomach. Since the steeping method does not use heat, the flavor tends to be smoother and the coffee is less acidic, so those who have sensitive stomachs or suffer from acid reflux, can ordinarily tolerate cold brew coffee easier.

    When refrigerated, your cold brew can last anywhere from a few days to about a week and a half.


    Can we use regular ground coffee? NOPE

    You need to use a coarse grind to make the filtration process easier and for a less bitter taste to your coffee. The more finely ground a coffee is, the more exposed surface area it will have, which will result in its flavor being extracted faster. Cold brew requires a slower brewing method, so we don't want all that surface area. Not too mention, a lot of the fine grind will go right through the filtering process and give you a muddy cup of sludge.


    For convinience and ease, we suggest these two pitchers that can be found on Amazon, or any other infused type pitcher you can find. Only thing is you need to make sure it is a fine mesh filter so it does not let any grounds into the coffee.

    Takeya 2 Quart Cold Brew Coffee Maker

    Zulay 1 Gallon Cold Brew Coffee Maker

    You can use any old pitcher and pour the grounds directly into the water, you will just need a method to filter the grounds out such as a coffee filter, milk nut bag, cheesecloth, or paint can strainer (these can be a little messy, so that is why we suggest the above coffee makers)

    Now to brew it:

    -Add filtered water to pitcher, either 2 quart or gallon
    -Add coffee grounds directly into filter basket or water, and stir, using (1) 4oz bag for 2 quarts or (2) 4 oz bags for a gallon
    -Let soak 5 mins and give it another stir
    -Place in fridge and steep 18-24 hours
    -Strain and remove grounds from cold brew or transfer to a different pitcher to start another batch

    Here we are, a little coffee company in East Tennessee, just wanting to make some great coffee.

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    We believe in a great cup of coffee.

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