Cold Brew Coffee

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.

There are so many different recipes & proportions of coffee to water. I might have tried them all last year & I like the one that Jamie Oliver posted. His’recipe’ 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.

Cold brew is a concentrate of coffee, so you have to dilute it. I pour some over ice in a tall glass & add lots of milk. You can add cold water to dilute the coffee if you do not like as much milk as I do! It all depends on how strong you like your coffee.

Here is the recipe from Jamie Oliver, adapted only by the amount of water I use

 

Cold Brew Coffee

Ingredients

1 large container that has a lid… I use a glass sealing jar.. need to be able to hold over 8 cups of liquid

1 cup ground coffee of your choice

7  cups of cold water

cheesecloth for straining the coffee

pitcher for staining the coffee into

Method

  1. Put the ground coffee into your container
  2. Add the water
  3. Give it a stir
  4. Cover your container
  5. Leave on the counter or put in the fridge for 12 -14 hours or however long it takes you to get back to it to strain! The longer it sits the stronger it is. I usually make it in the evening then strain it in the morning
  6. 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 cheesecloth & strain again. so…first strain is into the pitcher….second stain is into my jar…rinse the pitcher….third strain is into the pitcher again. Then I pour the strained coffee into the clean jar. Store in the refrigerator

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. S WEINSTEIN says:

    Thank you for Cheese puff idea. Made it and was a big hit and so easy. Chag Sameach

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    1. The Smiling Pilgrim says:

      Can’t beat cheese puffs lol

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  2. The Smiling Pilgrim says:

    I love ice tea and ice coffees too!

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