Welcome to the official MoonGoat Guide to Cold Brew at home! Here is what you need to get the job done:
Gallon Mason Jar - $13 on Amazon - at 128 oz you get 2 weeks worth. This recipe can totally be scaled down.
Compostable Cold Brew Bag - $15 for 35 on Amazon (You can also use a nut-milk bag and coffee filter as pictured)
12 oz Ground Coffee - $16 for 15 servings worth via MoonGoat Coffee \\ We love our Organic Natural Limmu
(YES, we will grind it for you!)
Fresh, Filtered Water.
Hot Water Kettle
So on to the guide you’ve all been waiting for…
Line the Glass jar with your Filter Bag
Empty your Grounds (carefully) inside
Add Water, slowly and to the top!
Stir, you may need to top off with water as the grounds hydrate.
Lid, and fingertip tight- no need for air.
Wait, 8-16 hours depending on how full-bodied you want it!
(These pictures were 17 hours, longer doesn't hurt!)
7. Lift out the Bag, a little to the left, a little to the right, let it rest on top until it drips the last drop.
8. Compost the grounds, perhaps the filter too.
9. Top off with Water, shake it up!
10. Filter if you want a nice clean cup, drink straight if you want to get going! (Left cup shows filtered, right shows the little bit of grit left in)
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions, or provide feedback!
Totally Optional, but will make your coffee a bit brighter and stronger:
At step 3 Substitute a liter of the water for the hot stuff! Just off the boil.
Stir that up for a solid 30 seconds, then…
ICE. Stop that brewing by chilling it. Then fill with room temp water.
When you do a hot strike and a cold shock, you can shorten your time brewing by half. I have found 4-8 hours being great. This is a true overnight method.