Cold brew coffee is the latest buzz when it comes to caffeine and not just because it makes you more likable at work. Turns out, it’s super simple to DIY. Stash that 6 bucks into your spring platform sandal fund and check out our recipe.
You don’t need to be a barista or a molecular scientist to make cold brew coffee that tastes like a coffeehouse’s. It’s easily made by soaking coffee grounds in cold or room temp water for six hours to a full day. The result? A deliciously sweet flavor rather than the bitter, acidic taste that comes from brewing with hot water. Best of all, you don’t need fancy equipment — just a big jar, your fave coffee beans, a grinder and H2O.
The tricks? Start with beans you love, freshly grind them just before soaking, and use filtered or spring water when you can.
DIY Cold Brew Coffee
Makes 2 servings
3 cups filtered water
⅔ cup fresh ground coffee
Air-tight jar or container (think Mason jar)
Nut milk bag or mesh strainer
Choice of milk
- Fill jar with filtered water.
- Grind coffee beans into a medium-coarse ground.
- Add ground coffee to the jar and top off with a bit more water.
- Being careful not to stir, gently punch down any remaining dry grounds into the water so that all of it gets submerged.
- Seal jar and allow to brew at room temperature for 6 hours to overnight.
- Strain brewed coffee through a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer.
- Drink plain, over ice, or with your favorite milk. Happy sipping!
— Dzung Lewis of Honeysuckle
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