Cold Brew Coffee
Happy 4th of July!
This is the perfect recipe to make to get you back in the swing of things after a fun holiday weekend!
I have wanted to try to make my own cold brew every since I got hooked on Trader Joe’s cold brew and of course Grady’s (the best!) too. I went looking for some bottled cold brew at the local grocery store in RI and everything had added sugar… What is up with that?
So after a little research I think I have perfected it! Start by going to the “grind your own” section of your grocery store. Pick your favorite whole bean and grind it choosing the coarse ground (or French press) setting. I went with a medium roast on my first try and it was very light, but flavorful. I went with a darker roast this time and it is much stronger.
2 cups coarse ground coffee
8 cups water
Add coffee grounds to the water. Stir. Cover. Set in fridge for 12-24 hours.
Strain through a colander lined with a cheese cloth. Let drain for a few minutes and then discard the grinds. Refrigerate coffee for up to a few days… It has not lasted in our fridge for more than two- so good!
I also ran the coffee through the mesh liner of my coffee pot (when I ran out of cheese cloth) after I put it through a fine mesh strainer and that worked perfectly!
I use whole milk in my cold brew. Not a 2:1 ration… More like 4:1. But I like it strong!
PS: I read somewhere that you can reuse the grinds… So I added cinnamon and fresh water (less, 4 cups)- this did NOT work for me!