Cool for the summer...cold brew is back!
Summertime is almost here and as the heat approaches so does one of the hottest trends to hit the coffee industry in years...cold brew! Coffee enthusiasts everywhere are starting to break up with their regular go-to for this new kid on the block. Cold brew has all the benefits of traditional coffee, plus so much more.
If you’re already a lover of this delicious variety, or if you’re looking to try it out for the first time, you may think it’s necessary to head to your local cafe but Tayst’s single-serve coffee pods couldn’t make it easier to do from the comfort of your home...and save you a buck or two!
Our method for making cold brew is so easy, it’s fail-proof. No, seriously. That’s why we’ve created a helpful series of blog posts that detail all of the supplies you’ll need (not many!), everything you need to do (not much!), and just some suggestions of things you can do with the results (a ton!).
First, the science behind the smooth: Iced Coffee Vs. Cold Brew
Simply put, iced coffee is exactly what it sounds like - regular brewed coffee over ice. All it takes is to brew your coffee as normal, cool it down and pour over ice. However, iced coffee ends up being extremely diluted.
Cold brew coffee takes it’s time...but it’s worth the wait! With cold brew, coffee grounds steep in cold to room temperature water for 12 to 24 hours. This slow method is what makes this variety super smooth, lower in acidity and more potent!
Rich in flavor, cold brew is gentle, smoother and lacks the bitterness associated with traditional coffee. Cold brew has everything you already love about coffee plus added bonuses such as less teeth staining, lower acid reflux, and greater amounts of antioxidants which are destroyed during the regular brewing process.
How to make the perfect cold brew with Tayst Coffee Pods
You don’t need any fancy equipment, or to train for hours to be a barista to get it right. Here is our simple 5-step recipe for the perfect cold brew at home, without the mess of standard cold brew!
Step 1. Place 5-7 Tayst Coffee Pods into a half gallon container. We suggest a mason jar with a lid, so you can give it a shake once in a while.
Step 2. Fill the container with a half gallon of filtered water. Try not to use plastic bottled water.
Step 3: Put the lid on the container and give your brew a good shake to ensure all the coffee from the pods have been soaked through. Chill the cold brew in the fridge overnight to allow it to steep to perfection.
Step 4. Enjoy your cold brew all week!
If you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to check out other ways we’ve come up with to stir up your cold brew! You can add Vintage Vanilla or Happy Hazelnut pods to your Cold Brew. Or you can check out our other easy recipes for Simply Syrup and Hazelnut Cold Brew Frappuccino.
With a process as incredibly simple as ours, you’ll be surprised at just how much you enjoy the outcome...and the endless possibilities! Give it a try and share your cold brew recipes and success stories with us on social...we’d love to hear!
A cold brew on a hot day can perform miracles.
You can thank us later.