Cold Brew Kopi -- Putting a twist on local traditional kopi
Cold brew kopi has been gaining popularity in recent years as a refreshing and delicious way to enjoy traditional Singaporean and Malaysian coffee. This unique beverage is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period, resulting in a smooth and less acidic coffee that can be enjoyed on its own or with milk.
So, what is cold brew kopi?
Kopi, which means coffee in Malay, is a staple beverage in many Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia and Singapore. It is typically made by roasting coffee beans with margarine or butter and then brewed using a muslin cloth filter or a coffee sock. The resulting coffee is strong and robust, with a distinct flavor that is not found in other coffee varieties.
Cold brew kopi takes this traditional brewing method to the next level by steeping the coffee grounds in cold water for up to 24 hours, resulting in a smoother and less acidic coffee. The longer steeping time allows the coffee to release its flavors more slowly, resulting in a brew that is less bitter and less acidic.
How is cold brew kopi made?
To make cold brew kopi, you will need:
- 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee
- 4 cups of cold water
- A large jar or pitcher
- A coffee sock or muslin cloth filter
- Add the coffee grounds and water to the jar or pitcher and stir well.
- Let the mixture steep for 12-24 hours in the refrigerator.
- Once the steeping time is over, strain the coffee using a coffee sock or muslin cloth filter.
- Serve the cold brew kopi over ice with milk or sugar, if desired.
Benefits of cold brew kopi
Cold brew kopi has several benefits over traditional coffee brewing methods. The longer steeping time allows the coffee to release its flavors more slowly, resulting in a smoother and less acidic coffee. This makes it a great option for those with sensitive stomachs or acid reflux.
Additionally, cold brew kopi is also less bitter than traditionally brewed coffee, making it a great option for those who prefer a milder coffee flavor. It is also a great way to enjoy coffee during hot summer months, as it can be served over ice for a refreshing and cooling drink.
If you're not sure how to make your own cold brew kopi, our cold brewed Nanyang Roast Concentrate is the perfect solution for you. It's easy to use at home and has several benefits over traditional coffee brewing methods. Just mix 1 part concentrate to 2 parts water/milk. For a slightly sweetened treat, add some condensed milk as well!
Alternatively, our ready made Cold Brew Kopi is the perfect alternative -- all ready for you to drink instantly.