Cold Brew Craze

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


Ingredients
1 and 1/3 cups ground coffee
4 cups water (cold or room temp)
Large French Press

Directions

  1. Place coffee into the french press and pour water over top.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Let sit for at least 12 to 24 hours at room temperature. After the allotted time press the French press down.
  4. Move the cold brew into the refrigerator.
  5. Your done! Cold brew coffee concentrate 🙂
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