Since Christmas I have been trying to get into coffee. My form of caffeine has always been pop but I’ve been attempting to drink less of it so coffee it is since I NEED that caffeine boost to keep me going throughout the day. But, I just couldn’t get behind the bitter acidity. I figured out that I liked it better iced so I would make a cup in our Keurig the night before then majorly dilute it in the morning with flavored creamer. Then still not be a huge fan of it.
Then I stumbled across cold brew coffee and now I’m addicted. Like, don’t talk to me until I’ve prepared and sipped some of my coffee addicted. And it’s so stinking easy to make, literally dump, stir, steep. I’m even cheap/lazy and reuse the coffee grounds a second time then combine with the first batch. It does take a tiny bit of planning to have it ready when you want it but it makes a big batch that will last you at least a few days.
Cold brewing the coffee gives a much smoother, less acidic taste that has totally convinced me. I don’t use nearly as much creamer which is definitely a good thing considering the ingredient list…yikes.
I mix mine with half coffee, half skim milk or chocolate almond milk then add a tablespoon of some kind of flavored creamer and lots of ice.
I found a shirt on etsy the other day that said “today’s good mood sponsored by coffee.” So funny, I think I need it. Also, “coffee before talkie.” Hah, these are killing me. Can you tell I’m easily amused? That’s what happens when you spend the majority of your day with a 4 and 1 year old.
- 1 1/3 cups ground coffee
- 4 cups water
- In a large bowl with a lid, combine coffee and water. Stir to ensure all the grounds have been incorporated. Let sit, at room temperature, for 8-24 hours.
- Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Line with several layers of cheesecloth or coffee filters and slowly pour the coffee over to filter the grounds. Pour the concentrate into a pitcher and store in the refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, dilute coffee concentrate to your liking with either milk or water and pour over ice.