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By: Trent Soares
This past Christmas my awesome wife bought me a cold brew coffee set. Being the morning coach at Midtown this gift was extremely valuable to me and I want to share the wealth. In order to do so I figured I would share how cold brew coffee is made.

 

The process is pretty simple: You take steep ground coffee (preferably coarse) and place it in the stainless steel filter. Then place the filter in the mason jar and pour water through it until it fills the mason jar. Store it in the fridge letting it soak for at least 12 hours before the first cup. After doing so you remove the filter and now you have a full cup of concentrated coffee. Here are some benefits of doing so.  
Longevity
Cold-brewed coffee doesn’t go stale as quickly as hot-brewed, so feel free to make a big batch and enjoy the ease of your new morning routine. For myself, I like to slam my cup of coffee before I make it to the gym. This allows me to pour 8-10oz in my shaker bottle and down it before I unlock the front door.  
Lower in Caffeine

I know this may sound like a con, but having a cup of coffee generally less in caffeine can be productive. If you typically like the taste of coffee this can allow you to enjoy multiple cups during the day, just for the taste. On the physical part, large amounts of caffeine per cup may lead to osteoporosis or fibrocystic disease, according to The National Institutes.

 

Less Acid in Coffee Overall
According to Gina Keatley, a certified dietitian-nutritionist practicing in New York City. “Cold brew coffee has less acid in it per ounce as compared to hot coffee,” she says. “This happens because coffee grounds, or more specifically the various oils, acids, and other aromatic molecules, are most easily extracted at about 195-205 degrees.” Less acid makes it healthier for your stomach and your teeth.

Overall I like the size of it, the jar allows me to squeeze out five cups of coffee for the week. Then on the weekends when I have time to enjoy a hot cup, I do so from my Keurig. I definitely notice a difference in my energy granted my previous process was just putting a heated Keurig cup of coffee in the fridge overnight which I now understand is not ideal. If you are looking to try it out I would suggest getting this kit: https://shop.qitribe.com/products/2-quart-cold-brew-coffee-maker-iced-coffee-tea-brewer-mason-jar-stainless-steel-filter-64-oz.