4 simple steps to make cold brew at home with the PC® Cold Brew Coffee Maker
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4 simple steps to make cold brew at home with the PC® Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Summer Sips

Good morning gorgeous! Making cold brew is a cinch with the PC® Cold Brew Coffee Maker and these easy tips.

Imagine, waking up to a pitcher of cold brew today, tomorrow, the day after that and well, you get the idea. Not only is it possible, it’s easy and delicious with the . Why is cold brew so coveted? Because it comes from grounds steeped slowly in cold water—as opposed to iced coffee, which is brewed hot then chilled—cold brew is a smooth, less acidic sip. Simply steep your favourite whole bean PC® coffee overnight—our carafe is shaped to fit inside the fridge door, so it’s always easy to reach for. And wake up to a delicious concentrate you can use all week, from morning lattes to happy hour coffee cocktails. Nice work Joe! Simply steep your favourite ground PC® coffee overnight in the fridge. You’ll wake up to a delicious concentrate you can use all week, from morning lattes to happy hour coffee cocktails. It just takes four simple steps.

1.
Get the grind right

Cold brew requires a larger grind, which helps prevent over-extraction of bitter compounds in the coffee, ensuring a smooth brew. The works best with a medium-course grind (one step below the coarseness used to brew coffee in a French press). Set your coffee grinder to a medium-coarse setting when grinding your own beans at home.

2.
Get the roast right

Dark roasts work best for cold brew because they have lower acidity levels than lighter roasts. is perfect for the job—you’ll get smooth, well-rounded taste and subtle chocolate-y flavour.

3.
Get the ratio right

does the math for you, so you get the perfect coffee-to-water ratio every time. Fill the filter with ground coffee, pressing to pack it tightly, then fill the pitcher with water, leaving 2 cm of headspace at the top. This will make a coffee concentrate that’s best diluted with ice. To drink, pour cold brew over ice and add your milk of choice.

4.
Get the brew time right

Set the timer when steeping your cold brew—too long in the fridge can make it bitter. To hit the sweet spot, steep for 12 to 24 hours for the most balanced flavour. If you prefer a mild brew, aim for the lower end of the range, or the full 24 hours for a bolder taste. Once it’s brewed, remove the filter containing the ground coffee and store your pitcher of concentrate in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

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