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How to Brew Better Cold Brew this Summer!

June 20, 2023 2 min read

As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, there's nothing quite as refreshing and invigorating as a glass of cold brew. Cold brew has gained immense popularity in recent years for its smooth and refreshing flavor. However, achieving the perfect cold brew can be a challenge. Fear not, coffee enthusiasts, we’re going to explore some ways to help you brew better cold brew coffee this summer.

Experiment with Brewing Methods and Techniques:

Cold brew coffee offers endless opportunities for experimentation. With a multitude of different brewers and recipes to go along with those brewers, the options are endless. 

Flash Brewed:

This method involves brewing your coffee as a normal pour over, but some of the water you would use for brewing (about 35-40%) is in the carafe or server below as ice to chill the coffee down quickly. This rapid cooling process locks in the flavors and acidity, resulting in a vibrant and refreshing cold brew.

Immersion Brewing:

With immersion brewing, you submerge your ground coffee in a carafe with cold temperature water and let the coffee extract for several hours. Typically, this type of cold brew is more balanced and less acidic. Some ways to do this are with a French Press or any kind of cold brew coffee maker.

From: https://handground.com/grind/beginners-guide-immersion-cold-brew-coffee

Slow Drip Methods:

Using something like the Yama Cold Brew Tower can take anywhere from 6 to 24 hours. The resulting coffee out of these types of brewers is a clean and concentrated cup.

From: https://yama-glass.com/products/yama-cold-drip-tower-6-8-cup-bamboo-straight-frame-32oz 

Use Better Water:

When it comes to brewing any type of coffee, water quality plays a crucial role in extracting the optimal flavors from your beans. Third Wave Water’s Cold Brew Profile is designed specifically to optimize the water used in cold brew coffee methods.

By adding a stick of Cold Brew Profile to your brewing water, you can balance the mineral content and achieve the optimal extraction from your coffee beans. This results in a less acidic cup and accentuates the flavors often looked for in cold brew such as caramel, baker’s chocolate, and nuttiness. Enhanced water quality is the perfect foundation for brewing exceptional cold brew, regardless of the method used.


Everyone's taste preferences vary and there is so much to learn! Embrace the opportunity to experiment, adjust the variables, and discover your favorite method to brew the best cup you can. We hope you have an awesome summer! Happy {Cold} Brewing

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