At-Home Cold Brewed Coffee
- 1cup coarse ground coffee
- 8cups water
- fine mesh sieve
- coffee filter
- Place the coffee grounds in the bottom of a large pitcher or bowl.
- Add the water and stir.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
- Give the coffee and the grounds another stir (see note above for reasoning). Place the fine mesh sieve over another pitcher or bowl.
- Pour the coffee into the sieve. This will not remove all the grounds. Don’t be alarmed.
- Now, clean out the sieve and line it with a coffee filter. Place it over another large bowl or pitcher and strain a second time.
- Transfer to a large mason jar (or two) or a pitcher and refrigerate.
- When ready to use, use one part coffee (about ½ cup of the coffee concentrate) to one part water or milk. Serve over ice.
This cold brew is amazing over ice with chocolate almond milk (hellooooo, iced mocha!) and I always love the classic iced latte kind of thing. Or you can go straight up coffee concentrate + water over ice.
Did I mention that this is a concentrate? Yep. Super strong, so you can store it in the fridge in a reasonable sized container. I like to use the large mason jars, of which I have a million, that are lying around my kitchen needing a purpose.
Important: When you make this, be VERY CAREFUL when straining the coffee. It’s safest to give it all a stir first so your coffee grounds don’t all fall out at once leaving you with a massive mess of black grime all over your kitchen.