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
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
- 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 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
- 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