- 100g coffee (ground)
- 1 liter water (cold and filtered)
Okay okay, this is a food blog, so what is coffee doing on here. Well we need food to survive and I need coffee to survive so solve for ‘x’ and you’ll realize that this recipe is exactly where it should be. It’s also less of a recipe and more an educational piece for anyone trying to figure out how to stop spending $5 a day on a cup of joe while still getting a delicious brew.
So why cold brew? Why not just take your hot coffee and throw in some ice cubes? If you love a good iced coffee but feel like it’s too acidic, cold brew. Need something with a little more caffeine, cold brew. But don’t drink it too fast or you’ll get the shakes, cold brew.
I used Sweet Maria’s Ethiopiques Blend, but any medium roast coffee will do fine. Just stay away from dark roast. Also get the beans whole, and grind them yourself. Don’t have a coffee grinder at home? I’ve done this before with Trader Joe’s Breakfast Blend, you can get a can of beans for ~$8-9 and grind the beans in the store before purchase.
- Grind the coffee beans down at a coarse grind and add to stock pot with a lid.
- Add the cold filtered water to the stock pot.
- Stir the grinds gently until everything has been submerged in the water.
- Cover the pot with the lid and let sit in the fridge for 12-24 hours; the longer the better.
- Filter the coffee through a fine grained mesh sieve to remove all grounds and sediment.
Need a little sweetener? Make your own simple syrup by melting down sugar and water in a 1:1 ratio. Add milk as needed.
*Unsweetened iced coffee should last 5-7 days. Sweetened coffee last for about 2-3 days. Once you add milk, you should be drinking it during that sitting. I recommend keeping your coffee, simple syrup and milk separate until needed.