Easy to make cold brew coffee that taste just like you got it from your favorite local barista.
It’s no secret that I love going to Starbucks, just take a look at my Instragram and you will see several of my morning visits.
Recently, I realized just how much I’ve been spending for my morning coffee. Boy, it adds up fast! With the holidays quickly approaching (only 16 more Saturdays until Christmas) I can think of better uses for my $.
So I’ve decided to make my cold brew coffee at home now.
What’s the difference between cold brew coffee and ice coffee that is brewed and then iced?
Cold brew coffee is made with coffee grounds that have steeped in cold water for at least 12 hours (24 hours is best). Cold brewing seem to give the coffee a smooth richer taste than coffee that is brewed hot, then iced.
- 1 cup finely ground coffee beans
- 8 cups cold water
- Add water to a large container, then add the ground coffee.
- Stir to combine making sure all the coffee grounds are covered with water.
- Cover container and place in the refrigerator to steep for at least 12 hours (or up to 24 hours).
- Then remove the container and place a fine mesh strainer along with a cheese cloth over a second container.
- Pour the coffee and grounds through the stainer (you will need to repeat this a couple of times to remove all the grounds. Discard grounds.
- Store covered container in fridge for up to a week (if it lasts that long).
- To make a glass of cold brew coffee, add ice cubes to a glass. Depending how strong you like your coffee, add ½ glass of water into a cup of ice brew coffee and mix well.
- Add creamer and sweetener to taste. (optional)