How to Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee!
By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
Do you love the taste of cold brew coffee, but just can’t afford the $4.00+ it costs these days?! I feel you, and I have a solution for you! Make your own cold brew coffee at home. It will not only save you money, but it will also save you the time it takes to get to your local coffee shop and wait in line.
There are only a few steps to this and you will not be sorry you tried it, I promise! All you need is a french press or a large mason jar & a fine mesh strainer, some coarse coffee grinds, and about 12 hours of time! That’s why this is so great, just mix your coarsely ground coffee with cold water when you get home from work, place in the fridge overnight to brew, and you will wake up to your very own cold brew waiting for you.
I have a PHEc tip for you as well in order to make the most out of your cup!
If you are anything like me, and drink your coffee slow you know how annoying it is when it gets watered down by the mound of ice cubes that coffee shops throw in. Make ice cubes using your cold brew so that your drink stays cold longer, and once the ice cubes begin to melt, it’s just more delicious coffee in your cup! Just brew an extra batch of cold brew, and pour into ice cube tray and the next day you will have cold brew ice cubes.
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