Coffee lovers, it’s chill time! It might be hard to imagine taking your coffee piping hot in the summer months. At The Human Bean, that’s why we’ve packed our drink menu with iced and blended versions to cool down your day. And good news — you can recreate the chill of the drive-thru at home with your own Human Bean cold brew coffee.
Why Cold Brew The Human Bean Coffee at Home?
- The cold water and slow infusion pulls great, rich flavor from the beans.
- It’s convenient — just prep at night and drink in the morning.
- You can still get The Human Bean flavor by brewing with our beans to-go!
Making cold brew coffee is no great secret, but our baristas have some tips for making yours next-level quality. You don’t need special equipment beyond a large container and a strainer, but these additional how-tos will help you get the most from your home brewing adventures.
The Best Cold Brew Beans
Great cold brew starts with great beans! The Human Bean only uses 100% specialty grade Arabica coffee beans that taste great both cold and hot. Below are our top three roasts for cold brewing coffee at home. With rich, full flavor that pairs great with your favorite milk or creamer, these are all great options for replicating cold brew from the drive-thru at home.
Dark, clean, smokey and smooth — our French Roast has been a customer favorite for nearly twenty years, and this traditional, dark-roasted coffee has remained steady and consistent throughout that time. It is remarkably clean, with the trademark smokiness that French coffee is known and loved for.
Our version of the classic House Blend is a representation of two of our longest-standing relationships: a sweet, chocolaty coffee from Guatemala, and a tangy, fruity coffee from Costa Rica. Together, they balance each other out and have a full body with notes of brown sugar.
This is a Medium Roast coffee that is warm and inviting. It’s roasted medium-dark, with an entrancing chocolate flavor that wins over everyone that tastes it. A full, creamy body rounds out the experience in one of our most popular blends.
How to Make Cold Brew
First, grind your coffee beans medium-coarse. You can do this yourself at home or ask for your bag ground when you buy it at your nearest Human Bean drive-thru.
Next, combine 1 cup of coffee grounds with 3 cups of cold water and stir (a mason jar or large glass container will work great). Then cover and let it steep at room temp for 24 hours.
In the morning when it’s ready, strain the coffee through a fine mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter.
Pour the concentrated cold brew over ice and dilute 1:1 with cold water. Add a splash of your favorite milk or dairy alternative, and you’re ready to go! Add more water or milk to taste, and then store your remaining finished cold brew in the fridge for later.
The Human Bean Cold Brew
When you’re not at home (or hankering for a barista-made brew) our drive-thru Cold Brew is a great pick-me-up when you’re on the go. Crafted in small batches, it’s balanced, smooth and sweet without bitterness. Add a pump of flavor like Vanilla or Caramel, or top it with our signature light and fluffy Cold Foam that you can also personalize (Peanut Butter-Coconut, anyone?). You’ll discover a whole new world of coffee!
Need to keep it cold? We have drinkware for that, too. Browse our collection of double-wall, vacuum-insulated bottles and tumblers to keep your cold brew icy cold for hours. Explore our latest colors and designs at shop.thehumanbean.com.