Did you know for the best tasting coffee you should cold brew it? Yes, even if you want your coffee hot in the morning. In this Cold Brew Coffee Recipe you’ll see it’s just as easy to brew your coffee cold as it hot, and there is no fancy equipment required.
After taking the last couple weeks away, I thought I would wake things up with this Cold Brew Coffee Recipe. Let me first say I’m sorry I left you all hanging; I needed time to focus on where I want to take Spiceful Kitchen. I recently attended my first blogging conference, which was a lot of fun and full of tons of great information for me. I left with a lot of great plans for this site, new content ideas, and of course I still plan on sharing lots of delicious recipes.
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Why should you throw out your coffee maker and only make your coffee cold brewed from now on? That’s an excellent question. Ok maybe throwing the coffee maker out is a bit harsh. However, cold brewing coffee is the ONLY way to go when making coffee. This method results in coffee that is less acidic and as a result will not taste as bitter. Which also allows you to truly taste the coffee and all the flavor notes growers and roasters work so hard to build.
For my Cold Brew Coffee Recipe or How-To Make Cold Brew Coffee maybe? Either way… you’ll need a few things; 32 oz glass jar (plastic will absorb the coffee smell/taste), coffee (beans or grounds), coffee grinder (if using whole beans), a re-usable coffee filter, as well as another bowl or jar to strain the coffee into after it soaks. Personally I really want this cold brew coffee maker I found, but I just pieced together things I already had in my house.
The hardest part of this Cold Brew Coffee Recipe is deciding how strong you want your coffee, lol. I like 1 cup of coffee grounds if I’m going to make something with it (a frappuccino or to bake/cook with), 3/4 cup of coffee grounds to drink, and if you like your coffee on the weaker side try 1/2 cup of coffee grounds. I like to use the whole beans and grind them myself but you don’t have to and use whatever kind of coffee you like. This worked on all the kinds of coffee I’ve ever tried (not instant, that’s something else entirely).
Make cold brew coffee by adding your coffee grounds to a 32 oz glass jar (with an airtight lid), fill with water, close the lid and give it a shake. Then refrigerate for 12 – 24 hours, after 24 hours the coffee will get not get any darker in my experience. However I feel 12 hours is plenty long enough and didn’t notice much difference after that point. Once the coffee grounds have had a nice soak simply strain out the coffee grounds and it’s ready to enjoy. If you would like hot coffee I like to heat it up in a small pot on the stove over medium to medium low heat.
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Cold Brew Coffee Recipe
- ¾ - 1 cup coffee grounds
- Place desired amounts of coffee grounds in a 32 oz glass container (with airtight lid)
- Add enough water to fill jar, place lid on
- Shake jar to mix up
- Place in refrigerator for 12-24 hours
- After soaking strain out the coffee grounds
- You can heat coffee in a small pan on the stove if you like or use for all your cold coffee needs!