In honor of Sunday afternoon, I thought I would share a cold brew coffee recipe. Cold brew coffee is easy to make, and you don’t have to drink it cold, it can be heated and sipped hot! Let’s get started, when you get through these few paragraphs, I hope you will soon be enjoying a cold or hot brew cup of coffee.
Cold brew coffee is regular coffee that is ground fresh and then allowed to steep in your refrigerator or on your counter for around 12 to 18 hours. The coffee is then separated from the beans and served. At this point, you can serve it cold as a delicious iced coffee or heat it up. This type of coffee is also referred to low-acid coffee. The acid in coffee can cause many people problems. Cold brew coffee is “coffee as it should be”. It is smoother, and it isn’t sharp or bitter.
For this cold brew you do not need a cold brew coffee maker, all you will need is a french press. If you don’t have a french press, you can use a mason jar, in this case you will need to run the coffee through a filter before serving.
First you will need to have whole coffee beans and coarsely grind them, or you can have the beans ground when you purchase them. Here are the things that you will need to make this amazing cold brew:
- 1/3 cup coarsely ground coffee
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Large jar, pitcher or French Press
- Coffee filter
- Colander or Mesh Strainer
Let’s Make Coffee:
Place the coffee grounds into the jar, pitcher or French press. Add the cold water, making sure to soak all the grounds. Note: If you want a larger batch, you’ll need 1/3 cup of grounds per 1 1/2 cups of water.
Stir the coffee mix until all of the grounds are wet. Be sure to use a non-metal stirring utensil, like a plastic or wooden spoon.
Cover the container and let it seep on your counter or in your fridge for at least 12 hours, up to 18 hours. If you are using a French Press, cover it tightly with plastic wrap. Leave it sit, there is no need to stir the coffee while it is steeping.
When done steeping, line a mesh strainer with a coffee filter. Set the strainer over a bowl and pour in the coffee. This will also need to be done if you are using a French Press. Allow all of the coffee to drip through the coffee filter, be patient, it may take awhile. But the wait is definitely worth the wait.
Pour the strained coffee into a jar and seal, it can be stored stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Done!!
The coffee can be served over ice, or if needed you can dilute it with water depending on your taste. You can also pour it over ice and add milk (again, to your taste) to make a delicious iced coffee. You are free to do whatever you please with the coffee, that is one of the best things a coffee lover could ask for.
I hope you will enjoy an amazing cup of cold brewed coffee in the near future, if you have made cold brew coffee before, please share your thoughts below. I look forward to hearing from you.