I discovered Cold Brew Coffee this trip and after reading more about it I am surprised that cold brew is not more prevalent – I guess it is the effort required to make a cold brew coffee.
Cold brew (or cold press) refers to the process of steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water for an extended period. The process requires a coarse ground which is soaked in water for a prolonged period, the consensus seems to be for at least 12 hours. After the prolonged steeping the grounds must then be filtered out and the result is a coffee concentrate that seems naturally sweeter because of its lower acidity.
Brew Lab (Artisan Coffee Bar) in Edinburgh is where I cam across Cold Brew for the first time. A great way to drink chilled coffee on a summers day.
Brew Lab was a great little place to escape for an afternoon break from the Fringe. Molly doused her coffee and carrot cake, Em her hot chocolate and lemon cake, while Kerrie just grazed across both the girls food options.