Wild Foods is located in Austin, Texas, for those unaware. During the heat of summer, we enjoy making cold brew coffee with our signature Wild Coffee, including a Swiss water-processed decaf coffee (yes, you can make decaf cold brew coffee)!
Cold brew is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to conventionally brewed hot coffee. It contains a different taste profile, slightly more caffeine (depending on the grounds-to-water ratio), and is refreshing to consume coffee in warmer weather.
Known to be less bitter and acidic, many turn to an excellent cold brew coffee recipe to calm any heartburn or indigestion conventional hot coffee may be giving them. Coffee enthusiasts often wonder how to brew cold coffee so that they might maintain a gentler version of their favorite morning ritual.
This article will explain a simple but effective way to make cold-brew coffee. Then, we’ll give you some tips to optimize your brew. We keep taste and health optimization in mind in all that we do so that you can expect the same for these cold brew techniques!
But first, let’s explore how cold brew coffee came to be.
Origins of Cold Brew Coffee
Did you know that cold brew coffee has been around for a while? Indeed, the earliest record of cold brew comes from 17th-century Japan!
Thought to be introduced by Dutch traders, this Japanese cold brew is known as “Kyoto.” Kyoto-style coffee is made with a large glass vessel or “tower.” The upper chamber of the tower is filled with ice, which melts and drips into coffee grounds placed into the boat below.
Cold brew was popularized recently for a combination of taste and health reasons. In the process, coffee lovers have utilized various methods of creating the “perfect” cold brew.
How to Make Cold Brew the Easy (and Tasty) Way
While you could get an excellent brew with a cold brew Kyoto tower, the instrument is bulky, and the process is slightly over the top.
Did you know that you can make an excellent cold brew coffee with a french press?
- To make excellent cold brew coffee with a french press, place the number of grounds you usually would at the bottom of the vessel (Please note that this should be done at night to enjoy your cold brew in the morning).
- Pour 8 to 12 oz of cool water over the grounds.
- Put the top piece of the french press in place. Store in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, “press” the french press.
- Pour and enjoy!
This process works equally as well with decaf coffee. Repeat the process with decaffeinated grounds for a decaf cold brew coffee in the morning!
4 Odd Tricks to Make An Amazing Drink
Our four odd cold brew coffee tips come in the form of powerful nutrients to add to your brew. Add these extras to your drink to set yourself up for more energy and health!
The trick is to blend these ingredients in your mixture. You’ll be left with frothy, healthy deliciousness!
- Wild CocoTropic Superfood Cocoa Drink Mix: A miraculous blend of cocoa, maca, medicinal mushrooms, and turmeric, this highly anti-inflammatory powder is sure to upgrade your health and the taste of your coffee.
- Organic Wild MCT Oil From 100% Coconuts: MCT oil is extracted from coconut and is readily used as energy in the body. Blending MCT oil with coffee is famous for improving the taste of coffee while “grounding” down the caffeine high and helping it last longer.
- Wild Collagen Peptides Powder: Collagen peptides are known to be especially good for skin elasticity, tendons, hair, and nails, and supporting the integrity of the intestinal lining. Further, blending collagen into your coffee will make the texture frothy and irresistible!
- Wild Grass-Fed Whey Protein: Wild Whey is an undenatured native whey protein made from the grass-fed milk of happy cows that roam and graze on organic pastures year-round. Our whey is made to maintain the immunoglobulins and lactoferrin within. This whey will also taste extensively blended in your cold brew!