My love affair with cold brew has spiraled out of control. It’s just so dang delicious and perfect for the warmer months. What is cold brew, you ask? For starters, cold brew is not iced coffee. Iced coffee is traditionally brewed coffee that is chilled after the fact. Cold brew, on the other hand, brews in the fridge.
Eliminating heat from the brewing process results in a less acidic, smoother, and naturally sweeter cup of coffee. It’s naturally sweet enough, in fact, that I don’t feel the need to add sugar. Let’s just say that is not the case with traditionally-brewed coffee.
The best part about cold brew is that it’s extremely simple and cost-effective to make at home. Now, I don’t have to rely on my local coffee shops for a cup of joe that I can easily prepare on my own. From now on I’ll venture over only when my heart desires a fancy latte or the like. Enjoy!
What you’ll need:
- 1.5 cups ground coffee
- 6 cups filtered water
What you’ll do:
- Combine coffee and water in an airtight container; store in the refrigerator overnight
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth; discard the cheesecloth and grounds
- Pour the liquid into a 1 liter bottle; store in the refrigerator
Pro tip: Make ice cubes from your cold brew because nobody likes watered-down coffee. ;) I got this mold from Amazon.