coffee + water + time = magic
One of my hot weather treats is a nice cold coffee.
Different than iced coffee where hot coffee is poured over ice, cold brew coffee is made with room temperature or cool water and time. It is super easy to make and is extremely smooth, rich, flavourful and with zero acidity or bitterness. Another benefit - unlike hot brewed coffee, it stores for a week or more without losing its delicious flavour!
Now that I know how easy it is to mix up a batch, I love that I can make it at home instead of paying $4 a cup in a coffee shop! Here is the Sparkplug Coffee guide to great-every-time cold brew coffee...
Sweet. Spicy. And dark roast Mexican coffee.
Lowrider - our current seasonal coffee is from Mexico. And it inspired me to figure out how to make Mexican cafe de olla at home. Read on for the Sparkplug Coffee Cafe De Olla recipe....
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Chocolate. Bananas. Cocoa. Easy. Delicious.
Pair up this recipe with a mug of our Fuss Studio Blend coffee for a wonderful treat.
We found this recipe at Smitten Kitchen, a great source for recipes that always turn out well. Read on for our version of the recipe (and a link to the original).
Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail Recipe
Tim Everett: musician, coffee lover, foodie, bon vivant & all-round good guy created the Reboot for Sparkplug Coffee. One of these will cool you down, perk you up and reboot your spirits. Read on for the recipe. (Hint - it involves Sparkplug Coffee cold brew plus booze. Yum!)
What is coffee?
At its most basic, the ingredients for coffee are simply:
ground coffee beans + water
The magic of coffee happens as the coffee flavour is extracted from the grinds into the water.
Choosing good quality, fresh roasted beans and clean, pure water are a given. Other variables you typically have some control over are the amount of time, the mix of coffee to water, the grind and the water temperature.
Thinking about the fundamentals of coffee, we’ve developed some rules of thumb to help no matter what kind of coffeemaker you’re using.