Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How to make cold brewed coffee

So you want to make cold brewed coffee? It's super simple! No need to spend $4-$5 at Starbucks or even more money for a jug from the store. All you need is a few ingredients!
Coffee - either whole coffee beans or ground coffee
Filtered water
Jar with lid (I used a mason jar with these lids)
4 cup glass measuring cup

1. Start off by measuring out 1/2 cup coffee beans and grinding them in a coffee grinder. (You can use more or less beans depending on how strong you like your coffee.) 1/2 cup coffee beans will get you a little under 2/3 cup ground coffee. 

2. Pour your coffee grounds into a large mason jar, then pour in about 3 - 3 1/2 cups of water. 

3. Screw the lid on, then give the jar a few shakes to mix the grounds around. 

4. Leave the jar on the counter for 18 - 24 hours, shaking occasionally. 

5. After the 18 - 24 hours, pour the coffee and grounds into the glass measuring cup. Then rinse any remaining grounds from the jar. 

6. Cut a piece of cheesecloth large enough to cover the opening of the jar with about an inch or so extra around the outside. You need to make sure you can form an indentation in the cheesecloth and still be able to hold the cheesecloth so it doesn't fall inside the jar. 

7. Carefully pour the coffee and grounds through the cheesecloth, so it strains out the grounds from the coffee. 

8. You can either drink the coffee right away, or put it in the fridge for a few hours to completely chill. 

Otherwise, fill a glass with some ice, pour the coffee in and then add milk or creamer.

If the coffee is too strong, you can add more water to dilute it some.


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