So I brew using a french press. A few days ago on a whim I tried brewing using the exact same water/coffee proportions as usual EXCEPT I used cold water and let it steep overnight (using cold brew as the theory).
Results the next morning were delicious. Heated the coffee and it tasted amazing (a smidge stronger than usual - but I’m usually too impatient to let it fully steep in the mornings). No bitterness at all.
Now I will admit that the current coffee I’m using isn’t that great so I’m not sure if this just improved the mediocre product or if it works on all beans.
I’d love to know what someone who really knows coffee has to say about the taste doing a back to back taste test.
Using what you consider to be good beans and the exact same proportion of water/coffee can you tell me your opinion regarding taste and drinking experience comparing a cup of french press coffee brewed using hot water vs letting it steep with cold water overnight?