You've probably been noticing a lot of buzz around cold-brew coffee recently. From celebrities singing its praises to coffee bloggers going crazy for it, cold-brew coffee has finally gained popularity in the U.S. (It's been a European favorite for years).
Cold brewed coffee is not simply chilled regular coffee poured over ice, a common misconception. The cold-brew method is a process by which the flavor is extracted from coffee grounds by sitting in room-temperature water for about 12 hours, and the resulting elixir is pressed through a filter to remove the grounds. This leaves a thick coffee concentrate that can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, according to editors at Cook's Illustrated magazine. Read more