I'm sure we can all agree: coffee is the single greatest invention of human kind. I live off coffee, good feelings, and sharp pencils. But sometimes I really struggle with making coffee in the morning (how is it that time in the mornings just fly by?!), and I hate the idea of shelling out $5 for a small coffee on a daily basis. I needed a fast way to make coffee and go, without spending the big $$$.
Enter in cold brew.
I found a recipe for cold brew in this book I bought a while back: Modern Pioneering written by a really cool chick named Georgia Pellegrini. Ever since I made my first batch with my sister-in-law, I've been hooked. I can throw together a quick to-go iced coffee in the morning that stays with me all through my crazy day. So naturally, I want to share the caffeine so we all can be ready to rock the world. (I also think this would be a great idea for the maid of honor or bridesmaids to make for the whole crew the night before the wedding!)
2 Cups of Ground Coffee
10 Cups of Water
1 Large Bowl
Containers - I used mason jars
Creamer - I use almond milk
1. Ground two cups of coffee on a course setting or use already ground coffee in a large bowl.
2. Pour ten cups of water into bowl with the coffee. (You can also add other flavor notes if you want - such as cinnamon or hazelnut)
3. Cover and let sit overnight on the counter.
4. Drain the liquid through the cheesecloth into the mason jars or other container.
What you'll be left with is a concentrated coffee mixture. Pour 1:2 ratio of coffee to water over ice and add any creamer you want to it. I use almond milk. So when I'm ready for a brew, I get out my handy pint mason jars, pour one cup concentrated cold brew, two cups of water, and add a splash of almond milk. It's a refreshing way to drink my coffee in the summer!
If you have a coffee recipe you love, share it below in the comments!