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When it comes to coffee, I prefer it served on ice, no matter how cold it might be outside! Recently I have jumped on the bandwagon with cold brew coffee. Rich, dark, smooth and ice cold! Add a splash of cream and you have one delicious ANY TIME OF THE DAY drink!
Have you seen the cost of the machines, kits, and cold brew coffee pouches? Instead of spending upwards of $5.00 on a single serving, I am now making my own at home for pennies! No special tools, gadgets or products are needed! A French Press Coffee Brewer (Target offers an 8 cup one for JUST $15.39) will make removing the grounds easier, but it isn’t necessary! A mason jar and coffee filter will work just as well! The HARDEST part of this process is waiting overnight to drink the coffee!
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Now, lets get our cold brew started!
What you need:
- 2/3 c. medium or dark roast coffee grounds* (light or flavored blends will not produced a strong brew)
- 4 c. water (filtered water if possible)
- French Press, quart or larger Mason jar with lid, or glass carafe with lid
- coffee filter or cheese cloth
- Put coffee grounds into the French Press or jar
- Slowly pour water over the grounds. Use a circular motion so all the grounds get wet but not forcing them up the sides.
- You can use a spoon to carefully push any grounds still not wet down into the water. Do not stir.
- Cover and leave at room temperature for a minimum 12 hours.
- If using a French Press, after brewing, press plunger down HALF WAY to avoid compressing the grounds and making it bitter.
- Using a mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth or coffee filter pour out the brew into a bowl or clean jar. If you are using a French Press, you don’t have to do this step, but it will help remove any grounds or sediment that might not be caught in the plunger screen.
- Do not force the brew through the filter. Allow it to strain slowly. You could make your coffee bitter by stirring or compressing the grounds.
- You now have about 4 c. of cold brew concentrate. This is very dark and strong so serve over ice or add water before drinking. Add a splash of cream and sugar to taste if desired!
- Store any leftovers in the fridge!
* If you prefer a darker brew, use up to 1 cup of coffee grounds.
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