Small Batch Cold Brew Coffee, Perfection.

Truth: I drink iced coffee all year round, Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.  Pre-motherhood I drank coffee hot, peacefully and enjoyably… fast forward to today, I drink it iced out of necessity (because it’s freaking hard to drink hot coffee with a toddler) and now preference.  I am completely obsessed with this method of making Cold Brew at home for a million reasons, one of them being cost, drinking a grande Cold Brew Coffee from Starbucks 4x a week will set you back about $52 a month!  I know I could find plenty of things on amazon I’d like to buy for $52, just ask my husband!  Secondly, Cold Brew is less acidic than hot brewed coffee, making it easier on your stomach and more palatable to drink black! It’s also a really awesome Whole30 hack because it is one less thing to worry about when you’re on your round (i.e. YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR COFFEE!!!) I solemnly promise you will never miss a Frappuccino again!

Here’s What You Need:

  • 4-6** Heaping Tbsp. Coffee Grounds. (I use  Starbucks Blonde Roast because it’s my favorite but you can use ANY medium-dark roast you prefer, even a flavored coffee!!!)
  • Half a Gallon of Cold Filtered Water (About 2 Liters)
  • 1 Gallon Sized Pitcher with Lid
  • Cheesecloth + Rubber band or Mesh Strainer

Instructions:

  1.  Fill 1/2 gallon of water into clean container, use two separate if needed!
  2. Add your heaping tablespoons of ground coffee to water.
  3. Let coffee sit overnight undisturbed for 12-24 hours!
  4. Strain with cheesecloth into gallon sized pitcher and store in the refrigerator.
  5. Pour over ice and enjoy with any additions you’d like!

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No need to stir!
Before you strain your coffee, this is what it should look like.
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Totally nailed that pour…

Notes:

  • Adjust TBSP of coffee grounds according to taste! More TBSP = STRONGER COFFEE!
  • I prefer making this in smaller batches, this recipe can eaisly be doubled!)

If you are an Iced Coffee lover I am positive you will LOVE this method!

– Katie

 

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