Bru coffee is a way of preparing coffee that does not need heating the infusion at any time. The result is a less bitter drink that is drunk cold without losing the body due to the addition of ice. It is not watery and its flavor is a bit more subtle and refreshing. Furthermore, since the process does not use heat, it preserves the specific characteristics of the beans you use.
If you already know this style of coffee, you have surely realized that it is not cheap. If you haven’t tried it, it’s time for you to venture out. What you may not know is that it is very easy to prepare, but it requires a lot of patience. Here’s how to make your homemade cold brew.
What do you need?
- 220 grams of medium to coarse ground coffee (8 cups)
- 8 cups of drinking water
- Coffee mill (if not available, ask where you buy the coffee beans that make you a medium to coarse ground)
- 1 large jug or jar
- 1 large jar with a lid
- 1 mantle of the sky
- 1 strainer
- Measuring large 1 cup
- 1 league
Grind the coffee. Grind the coffee until you get a medium to coarse grind (like that of grain salt). If you don’t have a grinder at home, you can ask to have it ground where you buy it.
Let to make them concentrate. Add the 8 cups of water to the ground coffee in the jug and mix to combine it. The coffee will float at first, but don’t worry. This is normal just to make sure it’s wet. Refrigerate for at least 18 hours and up to 24 hours after covering the jar.
Drain the concentrated coffee. Put the strainer over the large measuring cup and cover it with the blanket of heaven. Slowly pour in the coffee that you left to steep overnight. Do not squeeze or squeeze the fabric, let it drain slowly.
Fill the clean jar halfway with the strained concentrate and seal it to keep it fresh. In the refrigerator, it can last up to two weeks.
Serve it. Because it is a coffee concentrate, you must reduce it with water or milk to serve it. Use half a glass of coffee for half a glass of whatever you used to lower it. Add sweetener to taste and a couple of ice cubes.