Summer is slowly arriving in New England and although we like our iced coffee all year long, it's officially cold brew season! What is cold brew coffee? Unlike your traditional iced coffee (which is just strong hot coffee served over ice), cold brew coffee involves soaking coarsely ground coffee in cold water. Cold brew coffee is more concentrated than regular coffee and packs a powerful caffeine punch. It is also less acidic than regular coffee, making it the perfect summertime treat!
Looking to make your own cold brew coffee at home? It's worth getting a specially made carafe like this one or this one to keep the grounds from escaping into your coffee. You can also create a DIY set-up with a mason jar and some cheesecloth, but beware of sediment!
The good news is that cold brew coffee is easy to make! Simply grind your favorite Vera coffee on the coarsest setting and place it into the basket. Use cold spring water and slowly pour it over the grounds until the carafe is filled. (The exact amounts of each will depend on the carafe you are using.) Place it in the fridge and refrigerate for 12-24 hours. Discard the coffee grounds and enjoy!
If you don't want to wait, try our ready-to-drink nitro cold brew coffee cans! They are in-stores throughout Maine and New Hampshire with more locations being added every week.