Real talk: I could spend all my money on coffee. Americanos, lattes, hot, cold - I don't even care. I love all the coffee! (Something I get from the mother...) With the high temperatures and wanting to take my coffee to go, iced and cold brew have been pretty regular in consumption. After doing a little research (read: Pinterest), I decided to give cold brew coffee a try. Being too impatient to make hot coffee and let it chill to drink iced, I assumed this would be much easier. WRONG. The biggest component to this process was patience, and it is so worth it.
Now, here is the simplest recipe you will find on the internet:
COLD BREW CONCENTRATE
1. Grind 1 1/3 cups of whole coffee beans.
2. Place in a sealable glass container with 3 cups of cold water. (A one pint mason jar is perfect!)
3. Seal and let sit at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours - the longer the better.
4. Strain through cheesecloth to separate concentrate from grounds.
5. Dilute with water in a 1:1 ratio.
6. Serve over ice and enjoy!
(Best kept refrigerated and is great for two weeks.
But it won't be around that long... trust me.)