So, I’ve been making cold brew coffee at home for a while now. I use a Takeya cold brew maker, and after some initial trial and error came up with a routine based on recommendations I found online:
- 3.5 oz. (by weight)/quart
- medium-roast coffee (usually Peet’s Baridi Blend or Domingo)
- ground medium coarse, and
- brewed for 15-24 hours
And it’s consistently good, and I’m pretty happy with it on the whole.
But I feel like maybe it’s not as strong as it ought to be. I drink it 2 parts cold brew to 1 part water; I’ve seen recommendations online for as much as 2:1 the other way, which with my cold brew would be much weaker than I like to drink. (And it’s certainly not as strong as commercial cold brew concentrate, though that may be a whole different process.)
Am I doing it wrong somehow? Any suggestions for what I could tweak to get a stronger brew?