Love iced coffee and your hard earned money? Skip the coffee house and learn how easy it is to make cold brew coffee at home!
I’ll admit that I’m not a hot coffee lover and prefer cold coffee. Maybe it’s because of the hot Southern California weather or maybe it’s the hot flashes. Whatever the reason, iced coffee is my jam. And like most people, I shelled out the moolah to get my iced coffee fix, but no more! Now, I make my own cold brewed coffee and you can too!
If you’ve never tried cold brew coffee…do it! The cold brew method gives you smoother, less acidic/bitter taste than hot brewed coffee without any fancy equipment. So what are you waiting for?! Run to your kitchen and start a ‘brew’ right now!
Easy Cold Brew Coffee
- 1/3 cup coarse ground coffee (I use a medium roast)
- 1 1/3 cup filtered water (reduce to 1 cup for a stronger brew)
- container for cold brewing
- filters & strainer
You can use more ground coffee or less water if you prefer stronger coffee or are using a light roast. I like the 1/3 cup coffee to 1 1/3 cup water ratio since I don’t have to dilute it with water when I’m ready to drink it. I just add ice, a tiny bit of milk and flavored creamer to my liking.
Easy Cold Brew Coffee – Method 1
Add water into a container with the coffee grounds. Cover and let sit on the counter or in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours (I prefer 24 hours). Place a strainer with a coffee filter in it over a bowl and strain the coffee. It may be necessary to change the filter several times. Strain the coffee until the grounds are filtered out.
Easy Cold Brew Coffee – Method 2 (I use this Glass Cold Brew Jar with Filters)
Place coarse ground coffee in a cold brew bag. Fill jar with filtered water and cover. Let sit on the counter or in the refrigerator for a minimum of 12 hours. Remove the filter bag and strain if needed (see above).
Easy Cold Brew Coffee – Method 3
Purchase premade cold brew coffee bags and follow the instructions on the bag.
Once the cold brew coffee is done, store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy a cup, mix in ice, milk, creamer, or any other coffee flavoring to your liking. Then, sit back and enjoy!
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