Are you a fan of both decaf coffee and cold brew but can’t find them together as decaf cold brew? You’re not alone. Most restaurants or coffee chains do not offer that option.
Keep reading to find out if the coffee of your dreams exists and how to make it.
What is a Cold Brew?
First, what is a cold brew?
A cold brew is a type of cold coffee in which you steep coffee grounds for some time. Then, the filtered concentrate is used to make the coffee with milk or water. It is usually served over ice.
Is There a Decaf Version?
Chances are that you’ve had a cold brew and now you want to know if there is a decaf option. Maybe you want to drink it at night without needing to stay awake after, or maybe you’re just trying to cut down on the caffeine. Whatever it is, here is how you can get decaf cold brew.
Sometimes decaf becomes the subject of jokes, and some say decaf coffee is a disgrace and shouldn’t exist. But there is no specific coffee that can be deemed ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. If you love the flavor and don’t want the caffeine kick, then you do you, boo.
Caffeine can have different effects on different people. So, if you are someone who doesn’t like the side effects after having a caffeinated drink then you should feel free to go for the decaffeinated version.
In fact, decaf may even have health benefits such as lowering the chances of heart disease and diabetes and being easier on your stomach.
To make a cold brew decaf all you need are good decaf coffee beans and you’re good to go!
How to Make Decaf Cold Brew?
As I mentioned, it can be difficult to get it in a coffee shop. But, you can make your own. Once you have your beans you can make it just like you make a cold brew as usual.
Step 1: Grind your coffee beans at a coarse setting. Or just get pre-ground decaf beans.
Step 2: Measure out the amount of coffee and water you need and mix the two. Make sure the grounds are completely submerged in water.
Step 3: Place your container in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours depending on how strong you want your coffee. Now, wait.
Step 4: After that time is up, take your container out to filter the coffee. If you’re using a French Press then that is easy. You can also use coffee filters or cheesecloth to do that as well.
Step 5: The concentrate is now ready to be made into a beverage. Enjoy!
If you want to know the storage process then you can read our article on “How Long Does Cold Brew Last”.
The bottom line is that if you need a decaf cup of cold brew you’re probably going to have to make it yourself.
Just make sure you get fresh beans and a coarse grind then you’ll make the perfect cold brew. Have fun drinking coffee without the jitters!