Cold brew coffee is iced coffee’s fun uncle—especially with that extra caffeine kick! It’s popping up at local shops and chains alike and its growing popularity is making my bank account shrink (it’s so good). I love cold brew because the bitter bite coffee normally has is duller when the coffee is brewed, well, cold! One would think a coffee drink so delicious, delicate and PRICEY would be an extravagant feat to make right? Well turns out that isn’t the case! Cold brew coffee is actually extremely simple to make and while summer is in full swing, you will find my refrigerator stocked with it. To make it yourself, watch the video above or keep reading!
What you need:
- Coarsely ground coffee beans (1 cup)
- Container for coffee (I used a French press that holds 4 cups of water)
- Container to store coffee after brewing (holds 4 cups of coffee)
- Coffee filters (optional if you really don’t want any grounds slipping into the brew)
What to do:
- Pour 1 cup coarsely ground coffee into French press.
- Add 4 cups of water.
- Cover and let brew soak for 24 hours.
- When the 24 hours is up, press the coffee and drain into storage container.
- Store or serve and enjoy!
I love how easy it is to make this cold brew. When I wake up in the morning my iced coffee is already cold and ready to go! If you want to ensure your coffee has no residual grounds when draining, pour cold brew over a coffee filter for added security. This is an easy summer treat and is a simple way to save time in the morning!