How to make cold brew coffee: my new obsession

Posted by Megan Bennett on

So honestly, this is my most last minute blog post ever. I struggled trying to decide what to write about as I drank my morning cold brew...so here we are. 

I am extremely new to cold brew coffee. I actually quit coffee for a few months, but something about summertime always leaves me craving ice coffee. I have a Starbucks right down the road and end up going way more than I am proud of. Partly because of money spent, and mostly because of all the waste it generates. My mornings are always a rush, so it's nice to have coffee already made, and be able to use my reusable tumbler vs something disposable.

So here's the extremely easy process...

First, you need coffee. I am currently alternating between Crooks + Coffee's Highlander Grogg (so amazing) and regular blend I found locally at Traildragger Coffee in Tumwater, WA. You can realistically use any grind, but the coarser grinds give you less cloudy coffee with less stuff seeping through the filter. 

Crooks + Coffee was kind enough to let me share the code COFFEEBLOG with you so you can get a discount there!

You also need a cold brew coffee maker (I think you can use a french press too). I got mine on Amazon. I recommend opting for glass or glass like vs plastic. 

Now that you have your supplies, let's do this. Take 3-4 tablespoons of your coffee and put it in the mesh filter.

Then you're going to pour about 2 cups of regular temperature water over the coffee in the filter. Add 3-4 more table spoons of coffee, and fill the rest of the way with water. 

 pouring water into coffee brewer

That's it! Now just put it in the fridge and let it brew for 15-20 hours. Don't forget to remove the filter/grinds from the pitcher once your brew time is over. 

cold brew coffee pitcher

Now, there are tons of recipes out there for how to dress up your iced coffee and make it extra yummy. Personally, I just add cream and sugar when I pour my glass because my partner and I have different tastes. I have also seen recipes where you add things like sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, etc. to make your own homemade version of a bottled Starbucks Frappuccino. 

 

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