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Cold brew coffee is one of life’s best kept secrets. Brewing coffee with cold water does seem to be a bit of a contradiction, and while preparing it can be a bit tricky, the results can be well worth the effort. Let me remind you that despite popular belief, cold brew is NOT the same as iced coffee. Yes, they're both served cold, but continue reading to know what cold brew actually is.
Recently we brewed using the Yama 6-8 Cup Brown Wood Cold Drip Coffee Maker with Methodical Coffee (located in South Carolina).
Cold brewing with ice can seem a bit intimidating at first if you’re not used to it, but the trick is knowing that the weight of liquid water and the weight of ice is the same. So, if you know the ratios you want, you can either measure out your water ahead of time before you freeze it, or you can do some conversions. FYI, 1 gram converts to 0.0338140225589 fluid ounces... A more useful bit of information would be that 30 grams converts to approximately 1 fluid ounce, so keep that in mind if you want to measure your ice with a scale. I decided to use the ratio of two “scoops” of coffee to three “trays” of ice cubes. See more information on specifications (and pictures) below!
Here are a few different proportions — all using about the same coffee to water ratio — that can serve as a starting point for your brew recipe depending on your preferred system of measurement and your vessel: