Making Cold Brew With Backlot Coffee


AROUND 80. REALLY PRETTY TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. BACK LOT COFFEE IS A LOCAL COFFEE SHOP WITH LOCATIONS IN EVANSTON AND CHICAGO THAT HAS SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND USES LOCALLY SOURCED GOODS. THIS MONTH THEY ARE CELEBRATING A COUPLE OF SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES AND HERE IN STUDIO WITH THIS TO TEACH US HOW TO MAKE COLD BREW LIKE AN EXPERT IS THE CO-OWNER ISAAC BLOOM. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. IT’S NICE TO HAVE YOU TO TALK ABOUT YOUR SHOP CELEBRATING TWO ANNIVERSARIES. ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING SPECIAL? WE ARE COMING UP ON A TWO- YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR THE SHOP IN EVANSTON AND IN TWO MONTHS TO ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT OUR SECOND LOCATION IN CHICAGO. TELL ME WHAT SETS COLD BREW APART FROM OTHER COFFEE? COLD BREW IS A TECHNIQUE TO REMOVE SOME OF THE BITTERNESS AND ACIDITY FROM ICED COFFEE, BOOST CAFFEINE AND MAKE A DELICIOUS COFFEE BEVERAGE. THE IMPORTANT THING IS WHEN YOU DO IT COLD IT PUTS LESS ACIDITY SO SOMEBODY THAT’S BOTHERED BY THE ACIDITY OF THE WAY TO SMOOTH IT OUT. THAT IS CORRECT. IT’S AS EASY AS 1-2-3. ONE, WE NEED A VESSEL AND TODAY WE ARE USING A 2 QUART JAR. WE HAVE SOME COARSE GROUND BEANS. WE WILL POOR THAT RIGHT IN. FI MAKING HOT COFFEE I WOULD DO A 16-1 RATIO, WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOU DO IT COLD? IT’S 1 CUP TO 2 QUARTS OF WATER. YOU CAN POUR THE WATER RIGHT IN THERE. CAFFEINE WISE THIS WILL GIVE YOU MORE CAFFEINE. WE HAVE A LADLE RIGHT THERE AND THE NEXT STEP WILL BE TO GIVE IT A HEALTHY STIR TO ENSURE THAT THE COFFEE IS IMMERSED IN THE WATER AND GIVE IT A GOOD CHANCE TO EXTRACT FLAVOR AND CAFFEINE OVERNIGHT. SO FAR IT INVOLVES ADDING WATER. IT’S A VERY EASY PROCESS. ONCE YOU’RE ALL STIRRED UP YOU WILL COVER IT AND PUT IT IN YOUR FRIDGE OVERNIGHT. THIS IS A STRONGER CONCENTRATE SO WILL BE A STRONGER CONCENTRATE TO MIX IN. I’M GOING TO BE BUILDING FOR YOU ARE NEW COLD BREW SPECIAL. TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE TYPE C MAKE. THIS IS A NEW ORLEANS IN IT HOUSE HOUSEMAID VANILLA SYRUP. I THE VANILLA BEAN. WE WILL TOP IT WITH CREAM AND THERE’S NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL. WHAT THE COLD COFFEE OF THE CREAM WORKS SO WELL. IT REALLY DOES. IN YOUR DRINKING A DRINK WITH THE STAINLESS STRAW WHICH IS PART OF OUR GREEN INITIATIVE. WE HAVE REMOVED ALL PLASTIC STRAWS FOR MAYOR STORE. AND YOU WILL GET TO TRY ONE OF OUR OTHER STRONG ALTERNATIVES WHICH IS THE PAPER STRAW. THIS IS THE COLD BREW TONIC. IT’S A DELICIOUS SUMMER BEVERAGE. WHAT’S IN HERE? COLD BREW WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TONIC AND IT MAKES A DELICIOUS SPARKLING COLD BEVERAGE. BUT WHERE’S THE GIN? COLD BREW GOES GOOD WITH BOURBON AS WELL BUT THIS IS A MORNING SHOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. FOR ANOTHER LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE COLD BREW AND INFORMATION ON BACK LOT COFFEE LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE CBSCHICAGO.COM.

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