Cold brew has become somewhat of a fancy term for something that is very easy, simple and uncomplicated.
One will need two things: A cold brewer and good coffee.
Salvadorian Coffee is highly recommended basically because it is THE best.
Granted, people are allowed to think I may be biased but just ask around and you'll see.
El Salvador is mostly popular for its not-so-good things but there are two things for which El Salvador should stand out: great waves and superb coffee.
And it is about time my country starts standing solid on those two rocks.
I don't think it's an overstatement to say that every Salvadorian has a relative living here in the States which I'll admit is just my general impression from having lived there almost thirty years. I grew up witnessing how, through these relatives, some of the American culture would make its way to Salvadorian lands.
It is also not uncommon, when traveling to the States, to bring back certain products one simply cannot find in El Salvador. From organic shampoo to appliances -because there isn't a retailer that sells Vitamix- the normal flow has been to bring stuff in.
But then I moved here.
I moved to L.A. in early April and now it is late November and I can confidently say that I am able to find everything I need, except one thing. This time it is from Salvadorian lands to the American culture, the one thing I can't get here is my favorite coffee in the entire world.
Coffee is the only thing that I keep asking for and bringing back. That can tell you two things, how good Salvadorian coffee is and how attached I am to it.
That's the one I use and if you are in El Salvador, you can too.
Now, on to the cold brewing part.
I ground enough beans to make one cup of fine-grind coffee. I put it on the strainer that comes with the brewer, fill it up and then I pour water until it is covered.
I let it sit overnight.
The next morning I get a batch of chocolaty espresso-like coffee that I can be sure will not have any burnt after-taste that sometimes comes from brewing coffee with hot water.
It's so easy that it makes me wonder, could all joys be this simple?
I think my answer might be yes because if you give me two things, my favorite coffee and my favorite city, it makes me feel like I have it all.
I got my cold brewer from Amazon, you can find it here