If you’re a coffee addict like me, Starbucks probably takes half your paycheck. That is why homemade cold brew has been my best friend lately. I am a huge sucker for iced coffee, even when it’s 20 degrees out. I drink iced coffee way more than I do hot. It’s just so much better! IMO. Plus it’s been 100 degrees lately. You should totally make this for a nice change from your morning hot coffee, or for an afternoon pick me up on these hot summer days.
Dark roast coffee beans work best for this. French or espresso/dark roast are my faves.
I like to coarsely grind my beans in the food processor. Super easy. If you use already ground coffee, the grinds are way too small, and you’ll have coffee flecks floating through your coffee. Not good.
Then just strain and enjoy!
To make homemade cold brew:
6 cups filtered water (I use bottled. It tastes better than tap in my experiences.)
2 cups whole coffee beans
fine mesh strainer
Begin by putting beans in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. It should look like the picture above. Add to a pitcher and pour water over the beans. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 12 hours for best flavor.
When ready to consume, line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and strain. Store in a pitcher for up to a week (if it lasts that long)!