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Cold brew recipe: RISE and shine

Mozzo Coffee | 30 June, 2023

Cold brew is a strong choice any time of year, but comes into its own as a reviving summer drink. A totally different brewing and drinking experience to iced coffee – for cold brew you need cold filtered water, coarsely ground coffee and a much longer steep time to prepare it.

We know not everyone has a Toddy or a special cold brewer at home, so we've tailored our cold brew recipe for a brewer that's more commonly used at home – the cafetière.

What you'll need:

  • Cafetière
  • Coarse ground RISE Filter blend
  • Cold, filtered water
  • Scales
  • Filter papers (optional)

Recipe:

Our recommendation for the recipe of our RISE Filter Blend is to use a 1:6 ratio of coffee to water with a brewing time of 14-15 hours. 

Your recipe will be based on the size of the brewer you have. Here are some examples of coffee-to-water ratios:

1 cup cafetière: 58g coffee: 350ml water

3 cup cafetière: 100g coffee: 600ml water

Method:

  • Weigh the correct amount of coffee for your cafetière size based on the above ratios.
  • Grind your coffee to a coarse grind (if not already ground)
  • Place your ground coffee into your cafetière
  • Measure out the correct amount of cold, filtered water following the above recipe.
  • Pour your cold, filtered water over the coffee trying to ensure all grounds are wet.
  • Close your cafetière, but do not plunge it
  • Place the cafetière  in the fridge and allow to brew for 14-15 hours
  • Once the coffee has brewed, push down the plunger on your cafetière and decant the coffee into glasses to drink, or a bottle to store (we want to remove the coffee from the water so that it doesn't over-extract)
  • Best served poured over ice

Top tip:

Pass your coffee through a filter paper when you're decanting it – this can help to remove some of the coffee sediment and give you a slightly cleaner and fresher cold brew. 

Personalise your brew:

Manipulating the grind size, dose and brew time will extract different flavours from your coffee: 

  • Adjust your grind: coarser grinds will produce a lighter-bodied brew, while finer grinds will give you a fuller-bodied coffee.
  • Adjust your dose: by changing the dose of coffee you use, you can adjust the strength of your coffee to your liking.
  • Adjust your brew time: similar to a teabag, leaving coffee grinds in contact with water for too long can result in an overly bitter and over-extracted cup of coffee. Our brew time is only a guideline – decrease or increase the brew time to adjust the intensity of the brew to your taste. 

More about RISE espresso blend

 Created in the name of positivity and progression, this light/medium roasted and fruity seasonal blend is a firm favourite among our team for crafting a refreshingly good cold brew. Made from a blend of washed and natural Arabica coffees sourced from La Providencia cooperative in Nicaragua and Kinini cooperative in Rwanda, RISE espresso blend is sweetly succulent with a rounded buttery body. Floral flavours are accompanied by notes of exotic tropical fruit and sugary candy as well as highlights of bitter-sweet grapefruit, rich caramel and mellow macadamia nuts.

 Shop RISE here