What is the best ratio of coffee to water for a dark roast cold brew coffee?

What is the best ratio of coffee to water for a dark roast cold brew coffee?

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  1. Like most things in the coffee world, it’s totally up to your preference. I’ve done cold brew at 1lb/gal (450g/3.8l) to 3lbs/5gal. Personally, I like the stronger brew, but my wife likes the milder extraction. Your grind and brew time will also affect brew strength. Ultimately, it comes down to experimenting with your coffee, and your equipment and finding what you like. 1lb of coffee per gallon of water for 24hrs is a good starting point for a strong cold brew.

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  2. 17:1 water to coffee ratio (by weight) for regular coffee
    4:1 ratio for cold brew
    The extraction will also be impacted by things like grind size, water temp & dwell time so in order to get a “golden cup.”

    What is the best ratio of coffee to water for a dark roast cold brew coffee?

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  3. I always used the 8:1 for my cold brewing and it worked really well.
    But i guess you can make some experiments to see the ratio that fits your taste
    On top of this extraction change a lot depending on how you grind the beans and overall the type of blend.

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  4. Now for a real world brew your coffee at home answer. Try 1 tablespoon of grind for each cup of coffee as measured on your coffee pot. If you want stronger tasting coffee, use a rounded tablespoon, less strong then use slightly under a tablespoon.

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  5. I have a cold coffee brewer and use 100 gms coarsly ground dark roast to 1 liter water for 48 hours. This yeilds 800 ml of cold brew. The flavor is very smooth and diluted with a little ice you can drink it black.

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  6. It sort of depends what you mean by ratio – Scott Rao used to say that the ideal ratio was 17:1, but he disliked mixing units. To make the math easier, I start with a traditional brew of 60g of coffee to 1L of water.
    Cold brew is a different beast entirely, and is pretty divisive among coffee professionals. I’d recommend a pound of coffee per gallon of water, and then add hot water or ice when serving.

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