Have you seen the latest ads for cold brew coffee? Curious if this trendy beverage has any merit? We were too. We read rave reviews of how smooth this beverage tastes. When we found out how easy it was to make at home, we couldn’t resist giving it a try. And we’re so glad that we did.
The process of cold brewing ground coffee in water for 12 hours or more removes any bitter flavor or acidic bite from the coffee. The result is smooth, rich and well, we’re hooked! If you like coffee, give this recipe a try, we’re convinced you will be too.
Drink it Hot or Iced
The coffee concentrate is stored in the refrigerator. To make a cup of hot coffee, you’ll add one-half cup of hot water and one-half cup of the cold brew to your mug.
Or, you can add another 4 ½ cups of spring water after the brewing and straining process, and chill in the refrigerator. It’s ready to go when you are. Add crushed ice, cream and sweeten, to taste. Iced coffee is a favorite, dessert-like treat that we can’t get enough of in the hot summer months.
Use your favorite brand of coffee and quality spring water.
1 cup ground coffee (we like Columbian)
4 ½ cups spring water
Opt. Additional 4 ½ cups spring water, for making iced coffee
Long handled spoon
Large glass jar with lid
French press, or a coffee filter and mesh strainer
About the Author:
Deborah Tukua is the editor of Journey to Natural Living and the author of the healthy fresh from the blender recipe book, Naturally Sweet Blender Treats. She is a freelance writer for the Farmers' Almanac and Chiropractic Economics magazine and author of the book, Marketing Strategies for Chiropractic Success. Check out Lowell and Deborah's super sturdy and handsome DIY Gardening Potting Bench Plans.
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