I'm a total caffeine addict, and love having my coffee on the daily. Cold-brew coffee is everywhere now, and for a good reason! It's so much more tasty and flavorful than the regular iced coffee, which is made from brewing hot coffee and pouring it over ice. I normally add cream and sugar to my iced coffees, but with cold-brew I only add a splash of milk! The tradition way of making iced coffee gives you a diluted and more acidic tasting drink. With cold-brew, you are letting the coffee brew for a longer amount of time at a colder temperature, so you get a slightly sweeter coffee without losing depth in flavor.
I've experimented and found that making your own cold-brew at home is pretty easy to do. I use a french press in my process, which makes this even easier for clean up. It's basically the same process as making hot coffee in a french press instead, you're using cold water and letting it sit for much much longer. Try out this at home cold-brew coffee recipe and let me know what you think!
DIY Cold-brew Coffee Recipe
- 1/2 cup of coursely ground coffee
- 3 1/2 cups of water
- Place your 1/2 cup of coarsely ground coffee into the French press.
- Pour 3 1/2 cups of room temp or cold water over the grounds in your press. Make sure to fully saturate all the beans.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place into your fridge for a minimum of 12 hours up to 48 hours. Leave the top/plunger off for now.
- When enough time has passed, take off your plastic wrap and put the top/plunger of your press on to your container. Slowly press it down to filter out the grounds. Don't push it down all the way because you don't want to push out any of the extra bitterness.
- Pour our your cold brew coffee into a large container. This is now a concentrate that you can store in your fridge for up to a week, if you don't drink it all before then!
I like my cold brew over ice with 1:1 ratio of 2% milk or almond milk!
Feel free to play around with the ratios and brewing times. I find that this ratio yields a decently strong brew. Let me know if you try out this recipe!
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