Zeke’s Colombia Cold Brew

  • Beans: “Colombia Sierra Nevada” medium-light roast
    • Roaster: Zeke’s Coffee (Baltimore, MD)
    • Roast date: 9/6/2023
  • 14g coffee / 230g water (around 1:16)
  • JX: 2 rotations less 6 clicks (18 on the grind chart / 54 total clicks)
  1. Set AeroPress up in inverted orientation with plunger inserted about 1cm, and add coffee.
  2. Fill AeroPress to within about 1cm of the top with room temperature, filtered water.
  3. Start timer and stir vigorously for 1 minute.
  4. Flip AeroPress and press gently into an 8-ounce tumbler.
  5. Add a drop or two of stevia and stir.
  6. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes to chill.

This is the same recipe I’ve brewed in the past when using whole beans to make cold brew in the AeroPress, except I used a little bit less coffee. I also measured the amount of water I used for the first time, just for my own enlightenment. It ended up being about 230g, or roughly 1:16. I only had a few sips of this glass. It was on par with the other glasses of cold brew I’ve made with freshly ground coffee, which is to say, a step up from using good quality pre-ground coffee, but not leaps-and-bounds better. I think I’d be best served by getting a bag of pre-ground to make cold brew, and saving these beans to make pourovers.