Holy banana's Batman, it's hot out there! If you are a
coffee lover like I am, you will appreciate this recipe. This cold brew method gives you a refreshing and smooth jolt of caffeine and cools you down at the same time!
This past week I heard about the beauty of cold brewing your coffee. Many people swore up and down it tastes so much better than the method I use. But, you have to let your coffee sit for 12-18 in the refrigerator! For that reason alone, I was hesitant to try it. But I did.
Let me tell you, it was worth it! The coffee tastes smoother and less bitter. The quality of the coffee far outweighs the taste of hot brewed coffee, cooled down. I seriously want to run down the streets yelling the secret of cold brewed coffee. Enough with the embarrassing confessions, here's the recipe.
Ingredients & Supplies
1 1/4 cups coarsely ground dark roast coffee (We love Seattles Best)
3 cups cold water
1 quart size jar with lid
1. Put your coffee grounds and water in the jar. Screw on lid, and shake jar until the coffee and water are combined. (or you can just stir the water and coffee)
2. Place the jar in the refrigerator and let it set for at least 12 hours. This is when it "brews".
3. After it's done brewing, remove from the refrigerator. Place the mesh strainer over the bowl. Fit the coffee filter in the mesh strainer. Pour coffee over the strainer and allow the liquid to strain until it all drips through. Throw away the coffee grounds.
4. Rinse out your jar, and put the coffee back into the jar. Refrigerate for later use. Or serve yourself up a cup, it's your story.
Personally, I like to put some coffee cubes in a cup with some cold brew coffee, and drink it black. But if you take your coffee with creamer, go for it! It's your life, it's now or never. You ain't gonna live forever.... Ok, back to reality.
How do you like your coffee?