Need a boost? This homemade cold brewed coffee will definitely wake you up and keep you up. If you're a coffee addict, like Jd and myself, then you will really appreciate this post. I started making cold brewed coffee about 3 years ago while I was in college. Back then, I was always hurrying from class to class and didn't have time to make a fresh pot every few hours or the money to constantly be buying a cup at Starbucks. This recipe saved time and kept me focused, plus you can make it ahead and it's really simple.
You need three simple ingredients:
- French press
I use a Bodum French Press to make my cold brew, but you can find a number of french presses at your grocery store or local retailer.
I suggest using really good coffee for this cold brew to get the best results, but any coffee will ultimately work. We get our coffee Rostov's, a local shop that roasts their own coffee in Richmond. If you're ever in the area I highly suggest you stop in there! Not only do they have the best coffee, but their staff is extremely helpful and friendly. They always make you feel like family. However, you can order online too, which is what Jd and I will have to do now that we are in New York.
Fill your french press up with 4 cups of water and add 2 cups of coffee grounds. Let the mixture sit for 12 hours or overnight at room temperature. Once it's done, you can serve immediately on ice or let it sit in the fridge. BEFORE YOU SERVE, this mixture is highly concentrated. You will need to add an additional 4 cups of water once it's finished brewing, or half water and half coffee each time you serve in addition to milk if you choose to drink with dairy. Check out the quick video below:
Enjoy your cold brew coffee! I recommend making big batches of this cold brew on Sundays so you have enough to last you through the week. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.