Cold brew is one of the hottest drinks right now. What differs cold brew from a traditional iced coffee is that cold brew is brewed with cold water, rather than being brewed with hot water and adding in ice later. This difference yields a higher level of caffeine in cold brew than in its iced coffee counterpart.
While the drink itself may seem a bit too involved on the surface for the average coffee drinker to make on their own, cold brew is surprisingly easy and accessible to make at home. Immersion brewing, such as brewing via a French press, is by far the simplest way to make cold brew. The process only requires coffee grounds, cold water, and a couple hours of patience to brew a perfectly mellow, sweet cup of coffee with a low-acidity level every time.
Want to try your own immersion cold brew? Check out our Portable French Press, which brews hot or cold, and see a quick and easy recipe below.