Cold Brewed Coffee

I’ve been experimenting with cold brewed coffee, not to be mistaken with cold coffee, and I’ve come up with what I think is a perfect ratio of coffee to water.

Cold brewed coffee is coarsely ground coffee that is brewed in your fridge using cold water and a long “steep” time. This results in a high test caffeine kick and also a smooth coffee with less bitter notes.

I’ve tried several popular brands but the one that I liked the best was Starbucks Breakfast Blend, feel free to use your favourite coffee bean.

You’ll need a coffee bean grinder or mill, a large glass bottle or jar with a lid, and a fine wire mesh strainer of cheesecloth.

1.5 cups coarsely ground coffee

6 cups cold water

  1. Pour the coarsely ground coffee into a large glass bottle. I used a Bernardin canning jar. It has a screw top and will protect the coffee from absorbing any weird flavours from your fridge.
  2. Pour in the cold water and stir well. Its really important that the grounds get saturated in the water so stir really well.
  3. Put the lid on and place the jar in your fridge for 18-24 hours.
  4. Strain through either a fine meshed strainer or cheesecloth into a large clean bowl. Store strained coffee in your fridge in a glass jar with a lid for up to 5 days.
  5. I use 1/4 cup of the coffee with 1 cup of milk on ice for an instant cold latte.
  6. Cold coffee has more caffeine than either espresso or regularly brewed coffee so a little goes a long way. I’d recommend that you only have 1/4 cup per day. Unless you are making this with decaffeinated coffee.


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