Cold Brew at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide with Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas - Ember Coffee Co.

Cold Brew at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide with Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas

Are you a coffee lover looking for the ideal cup of cold brew? Look no further! In this step-by-step guide, we'll take you through the amazing world of cold brew with Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas.

This dark roast, known for its smooth and balanced flavor profile, produces rich, chocolatey notes that pair well with a refreshing cold brew. We will walk you through the entire process, from choosing the right beans to making your own delicious batch at home.

Prepare to elevate your coffee experience and learn the secrets to creating an incredible cold brew. If you want to take your coffee to the next level, we recommend purchasing a bag of our Mexico Chiapas Dark Roast as a single order or as a regular subscription. Prepare to embark on a unique coffee journey!

Discovering Ember's Dark Roast Mexico

The Unique Taste of Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas

Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas coffee stands out from the crowd. Its distinct flavor stems from high-quality beans sourced from the lush regions of Chiapas, Mexico. These beans are known for their rich, full-bodied flavor, which remains smooth and balanced even when roasted dark. When you taste our Dark Roast, you'll notice a strong chocolate flavor, which is complemented by subtle notes of ripe fruit and a hint of nuttiness. These complex flavors distinguish our dark roast from other coffees and transform it into a sensory experience.

The beans are carefully roasted in Big Lake, Minnesota, so that each sip reflects our Minnesota coffee roaster team's dedication and passion. It's ideal for a refreshing cold brew if you want a deep coffee flavor without the bitterness that dark roasts are known for.

Why it's Perfect for Cold Brew

Because of its inherent flavor characteristics, the Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas is ideal for cold brew coffee. Cold brewing, which involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time, tends to extract coffee's rich, deep flavors while leaving the bitter compounds behind.

Our dark roast's chocolatey and nutty undertones flourish in this brewing environment, resulting in a smooth, refreshing beverage that is both robust and gentle on the palate. And the lower acidity of cold brew makes it a more gentle option for coffee drinkers who may be sensitive to the higher acidity found in hot brewed coffee.

By selecting Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas for your cold brew, you are setting the stage for an exceptional coffee experience that is full of flavor and surprisingly easy to drink, exemplifying our coffee shop's commitment to providing a superior cup every time.

Mastering Cold Brew : A Step-by-Step Guide

Selecting Your Beans: Why Choose Ember Coffee's Dark Roast

When making cold brew at home, choosing the right coffee beans is critical, and Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas is a great option for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the beans are of exceptional quality. We source our beans from reputable growers in Chiapas, ensuring that each batch meets the highest standards.

The dark roast level of these beans is specifically designed to complement the cold brewing process, bringing out the chocolate and nutty flavors while minimizing bitterness. This results in a cold brew that is smooth, well-rounded, and drinkable at any time of day. Additionally, by selecting our Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas, you are supporting a Minnesota coffee roaster dedicated to sustainability and community. Our beans are not only delicious, but they are also roasted with care and respect for the environment and hardworking farmers.

Preparing for the Brew: Tools and Proportions

Before you begin brewing, you'll need the proper tools.

For cold brew, simplicity is essential. Use a large jar or pitcher, a fine-mesh sieve, and cheesecloth or a coffee filter. A kitchen scale is also useful for accurate measurement and maintaining consistency in your brew. In terms of proportions, a 1:8 ratio of coffee to water is a good starting point.

This means that for every one gram of coffee, you should use eight grams of water. For a typical batch, this equates to about 1 cup of ground coffee to 4 cups of water.

Remember that cold brew is a concentrate, so the finished drink is often diluted with water or milk to taste. The ratio can be adjusted based on how strong you prefer your coffee. Proper proportions are essential for creating the perfect flavor balance in your homemade cold brew.

The Brewing Process: Coarse and Soak

Cold brewing is a simple process that requires patience. Begin by coarsely grinding your Ember Coffee's Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas beans; a coarse grind allows for a cleaner extraction and easier filtering. Place the grounds in a jar or pitcher and gently pour in the cold water, making sure they are all saturated. Stir gently to combine.

Cover the pitcher and leave it at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger and more flavorful it will be.

After steeping, place your sieve lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter over a large bowl. Slowly pour the mixture through to separate the grounds and liquid. Your cold brew concentrate is ready. It can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. When ready to serve, dilute the concentrate with water, milk, or your preferred creamer to taste.

Enjoy your smooth homemade cold brew!

Here's a Quick Recap

  1. Start by grinding your Ember Coffee whole beans on extra coarse grind setting.
  2. Place your ground coffee in your container then pour cool, filtered water in.
  3. Gently mix to ensure that the grounds are wet.
  4. Seal and let steep in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours.
  5. Place filter above your mason jar and strain the coffee into it.

Pro Tip: Store cold brew in the fridge for up to a week. For extra flavor, add in syrups and milk of your choice. Sip & enjoy with your friends and family!

A Glimpse into Our Coffee Subscription

Ember Coffee's subscription service is designed for those who value a premium coffee experience. Consider the convenience of having our freshly roasted Dark Roast Mexico Chiapas delivered right to your door, eliminating the need to reorder each time. Subscribers have the pleasure of drinking this exceptional brew on a regular basis.

Our coffee subscription is more than just convenient; it is about discovery. Along with your favorites, we offer a Roaster's Choice option that changes monthly, allowing you to sample a variety of exceptional flavors from around the world.

When you subscribe, you save 10% on each order, making it a wise decision for both your palate and your wallet. You can choose the frequency of your deliveries, ensuring you never run out of your favorite brew.

Our commitment as a Minnesota coffee roaster is to provide you with the best, most flavorful coffee beans, conveniently and consistently. Join our coffee subscription program and become part of a community that values quality, sustainability, and the joy of a good cup of coffee.