Sous Vide Cold Brew Coffee
July 6, 2017
Cold brewed coffee made an explosive appearance this summer as big chains such as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts welcomed the trendy new cuppa joe. Trends often come and go, but I think cold brew coffee is here to stay due its amazing smoothness, concentrated caffeine, and low acidity levels. And thanks to sous vide, cold brew coffee no longer needs to take 24 hours to make! We can cut the brewing time down to 2 hours and have similar tasting results. Give this sous vide cold brew coffee recipe a try!
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Yields: 32 oz, 2-4 servings
3/4 Cup Fresh, Coarsely Ground Coffee
4 Cups of Water
2 16oz Mason Jars (or smaller sizes equaling to 32oz)
1Grind your fresh coffee beans on a very coarse setting - finely ground coffee can end up cloudy when cold brewing.
2Add the coffee grounds and water to a large bowl and stir until all coffee grounds are soaked.
3Evenly pour the coffee mixture into your mason jars ensuring to leave at least a half inch of room from the top.
4Place the lids on the mason jars and ONLY tighten with your finger tips. Over-tightening the lid can break the glass, as air needs to escape when heating.
5Submerge the mason jars into a pre-heated water bath at 150F for about 2 hours.
6Remove jars, filter the coffee with either a coffee filter or cheese cloth, and chill in the fridge.
7(Optional) The coffee will be quite strong as is - if it's too strong for your tastes, dilute the coffee by adding more cold water, up to a 1:1 ratio.
8Pour and serve over ice!