I actually wrote this blog post over three years ago when I first started Sunshine & Superfoods but I wanted to revamp and repost it since this recipe is probably way more relevant now than it was then! Justin (my boyfriend) and I have been totally hooked on the cold brew coffee you can now buy at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. So three years back, I did some research and found it is actually very easy to make, just a little time consuming. We have been consistently making cold brew at home since and it is AWESOME. The homemade version tastes just like the store brands and maybe even a little better because you have the ability to make it as strong as you’d like…
Here is the recipe we use; it makes a coffee concentrate that you might (some people enjoy it very strong) need to dilute with water when it comes time to drink it. It’s easier and more efficient, space-wise, to make a concentrate so you don’t have to keep a huge pitcher in your fridge. You just keep this small jar and pour your cup one-third full with coffee, then fill the rest with water and ice when you’re ready.
Homemade Cold Brew
1 and 1/3 cups ground coffee
4 cups water (cold or room temp)
Large French Press
- Place coffee into the french press and pour water over top.
- Stir to combine.
- Let sit for at least 12 to 24 hours at room temperature. After the allotted time press the French press down.
- Move the cold brew into the refrigerator.
- Your done! Cold brew coffee concentrate 🙂