(At-home cold brew in action)
Hey Coffee Addicts and happy monday! We hope today has been productive and caffeine-filled. This week, we’ve got a fresh recipe for ya, just in time for this warmer weather we’ve been seeing here in Minnesota. Going out for every single coffee of the day isn’t always the most…economically viable option…so we’ve got an at home solution for you: foolproof at-home cold brew. Whip this up in a quick 15 minutes, let it steep for 12 hours, and enjoy your lovely, affordable, smooth cold brew in the comfort of your own home. Before you get too excited and run off to buy some beans, let’s dive into the recipe.
What you’ll need:
(Coffee beans and grounds examples)
1 C coarse ground coffee beans
4 C cold water
Fine knit strainer
This first step is important: if you buy your coffee and have it ground, make sure its ground on the coarse setting. If you’re grinding whole beans at home, this still applies. The coarsest setting on your machine will be perfect. For this recipe you’ll just need a cup of grounds, which will make about 3 cups of cold brew. Once you get used to the recipe, feel free to up your quantities for a larger batch!
Next, once you have your grounds, add 4 cups of cold water, poured over your grounds inside the large jar. Now, let this mixture sit for 10 minutes, and once a crust has formed on the top of the mixture, stir and then seal. Let your mixture sit at room temperature for 12 hours, or refrigerated for 24 hours.
After the appropriate amount of time has passed, pour your mixture through a fine mesh strainer with a cheesecloth layered on top. Once you’re done straining compost your grounds or use them as free plant fertilizer! Now your cold brew is ready to enjoy. Top off with ice and your favorite creamer. Store any leftover cold brew in the fridge.
(More ways to use cold brew)
This foolproof cold brew recipe is perfect for anyone, even coffee newbies. It’s the perfect recipe for summer and so versatile. If you’d like to check out some great ways to use cold brew at home, check out this post by the Pampered Chef: 6 Barista-Worthy Uses for Cold Brew. There are also some great filter systems for at home use that make brewing your own cold brew even easier. Here are some of our favorites:
For more in depth recommendations and reviews, check out this post by Food & Wine: The Best Cold Brew Makers.
Well 16ozDays family, we hope you’ve enjoyed this post and can’t wait to see all your cold brew creations. If you try this recipe we’d love to see it on instagram! Make sure to tag us and we will repost it. If you’re looking for more cool coffee reads, check out our post from last week: The Coffee Journey: From Ground to Cup. We would also love to meet you all at our upcoming event which you are all invited to. For more information and to RSVP, check out this page: 16ozDays 2 Year Anniversary. We hope you all have a great week and as always, don’t forget to tip your barista.