What Is Cold Brewed Coffee?
Do not confuse cold brewed coffee with cold or iced coffee. There is nothing common between the them, except maybe the serving temperature. Cold coffee is a regular made coffee which is chilled by adding ice to it.
Cold brewed coffee is a completely different ball game. Instead of using hot water to extract the flavors and essential oils, cold brewing technique uses room temperature water. The coffee soaks in water for a prolonged time, often more than 12 hours.
You can try it at home as well. In a bottle mix ¾ cup of coffee with 4 cups of water. Make sure the coffee is ground coarsely, anything finer will make your coffee cloudy. Mix it thoroughly to make sure that the ground coffee is fully soaked. Keep it aside in a cool and dark place (not the refrigerator though) for at least 12 hours. The best would be to do this a night before for a perfect cup of cold brewed coffee in the morning.
If you find all of this too much effort, simply head to The Pantry Cafe in Kala Ghoda to try out their Cold Brewed Coffee. They serve it in 3 ways – Cold Coffee, Americano and Shakerato. You can avail these coffees using the Hipcask Coffee Passport too.
The final coffee has a very different composition from regular coffee or espresso. This brewing method ensures that there is lower acidity which removes the typical bite from the coffee. Also it is good for the digestive system. The caffeine content is also higher in this coffee simply because the proportion of coffee used is much higher than a regular coffee. Another advantage of opting for a cold brewed coffee is that it has a longer shelf life. So you can make it in bulk and it will last you for a week and a half in a refrigerator.