i have always loved iced coffee & iced tea. so usually, I brew a cup of coffee, put it over ice…if the coffee isn’t too strong, I will drink it black or sometimes I add milk. Last year I started making Cold Brew Coffee. I don’t know if the craze started before I noticed or it last year was its big year! I have not seen too much about it lately but I was very excited to make my first batch yesterday.
There are so many different recipes & preportions of coffee to water. I might have tried them all last year & I like the one that Jamie Oliver posted. His is 1 to 8, meaning 1 cup of coffee to 8 cups of water. I bought a large sealing jar that I use to make my cold brew. It holds 7 cups of water so that is how I make mine. I pour some cold brew coffee over into a tall glass that is half full with ice, I pour in coffee until the glass is 2/3 full then I top it with milk! So Good!!!
Cold Brew Coffee
1 large container that has a lid… I use a glass sealing jar
1 cup ground coffee of your choice
7- 8 cups of water
cheesecloth for straining the coffee
pitcher for staining the coffee into
- Put the ground coffee into your container
- Add the water
- Give it a stir
- Cover your container
- Leave on the counter or put in the fridge for 12 -14 hours or however long it takes you to get to it to strain! The longer it sits the stronger it is. I ususally make it in the evening then strain it in the morning
- Strain the coffee through some cheesecloth . I use a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth over a pitcher…strain , rinse the cheesecloth, strain, rinse the cheesclothe & starin again. so…first strain is into the pitcher….second stain is into my jar…rinse the jar….third strain is into the pitcher again. Then I pour into the clean jar. Store in the refrigerator