Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Are you one of those people that drinks iced coffee all year long?  Even if there's 45 feet of snow on the ground and you just spent all day shoveling said snow?

I am a drink iced coffee in the spring/summer and hot coffee in the fall/winter kinda gal, BUT this coffee may make me think twice about having zero iced coffee during the colder months.

Let me just say first, there is a HUUGEEE difference between cold brew iced coffee and hot coffee that you let cool and pop in the fridge/ hot coffee that you pour over ice.  Cold brew coffee is stronger, not watered down, and deeliciousss.  In my opinion, hot coffee that has been iced is bitter and doesn't provide the kick that I look for in the AM.  The only downside of cold brew coffee is that it takes about 12 hours total to prep, BUT I PROMISE that it is #worthit.

What you need:
  • 1 cup of whole coffee beans
  • 5 cups of cold water
Coarsely grind the coffee beans and place into a large bowl.  Add the water.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.  When you are ready to drink, pour the coffee through a coffee filter once or twice (depending on how many grinds get through).  Prep the coffee to your liking and draaaank!!!

If you are feeling fancy, set some coffee aside and make coffee ice cubes :)

The coffee Gods are shining dowwnnn

Cawfeeeeee <3 <3