Sous Vide "Cold" Brew Coffee

65.56°C (150° F)
Temperature
Sous vide time
1 Person
Serves
Easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Whole coffee beans
  • 32 oz of filtered room temp water
  • 1 coffee filter

Comments

Moe Rubenzahl
OK, I tried this. Made two small jars, each with 11 oz. water. One had 5 g of coffee (close to what the recipe calls for) and the second used 12 g of coffee (close to the more common 8 g per 6 oz cup for brewed coffee). The weaker one was clearly very weak. The stronger one was a nice cup of coffee. It did work well as a "cold brew," with the mellower, non-bitter, coffeeish flavors we get from cold brew. So I think this is a great technique, but would definitely much more coffee than called for. For 32 oz of water, try 40 g (5 tbsp) of ground coffee (which would probably come from 8 tbsp of beans).
4 months ago
Moe Rubenzahl
I love the idea of experimenting with brew temp vs time for different extractions. 3 tablespoons of beans seems light for a quart of water -- that's about 16 grams, the standard amount for about 12 oz water. But I haven't tried it yet.....
4 months ago
EH
Eugene Hill
Excellent idea!
5 months ago

Directions

  1. Bring Sous Vide Machine to temp while you grind 3 Tbsp of your favorite coffee. Grind to a medium or fine texture (others may like a coarser grind but the finer the more the coffee flavor is extracted.)
  2. Put coffee grounds and around 32 oz of filtered water into a large Mason or Ball jar. You can use whatever water you like but try not to use really cold water since it can cause stress fractures on the jar entering hot water.
  3. Seal and place filled jar in sous vide water bath for a little over two hours.
  4. Remove from the water bath after 2 hours or so and filter into another jar. At this point you can add sugar and it will incorporate easier than when fully cold or just place in the fridge for use later. I recommend chilling for at least 3 hours. Try to consume within 24 hours, after 24 hours the flavor gets more bitter.

Comments

Moe Rubenzahl
OK, I tried this. Made two small jars, each with 11 oz. water. One had 5 g of coffee (close to what the recipe calls for) and the second used 12 g of coffee (close to the more common 8 g per 6 oz cup for brewed coffee). The weaker one was clearly very weak. The stronger one was a nice cup of coffee. It did work well as a "cold brew," with the mellower, non-bitter, coffeeish flavors we get from cold brew. So I think this is a great technique, but would definitely much more coffee than called for. For 32 oz of water, try 40 g (5 tbsp) of ground coffee (which would probably come from 8 tbsp of beans).
4 months ago
Moe Rubenzahl
I love the idea of experimenting with brew temp vs time for different extractions. 3 tablespoons of beans seems light for a quart of water -- that's about 16 grams, the standard amount for about 12 oz water. But I haven't tried it yet.....
4 months ago
EH
Eugene Hill
Excellent idea!
5 months ago