Cold brew coffee has changed my life. It’s so easy to make, tastes way better than regular coffee, and best of all, it’s cheap.
If you’ve generally stayed away from coffee, cold brew could be a great alternative because it is a lot less acidic (around ⅔ less) than regular ‘ol joe. It also tastes remarkably better since the coffee’s true flavor is able to better develop through the process and its lower acidity allows these flavors to shine through.
Shade grown organic coarse ground coffee
Optional: teaspoon cinnamon/cloves
…Yeah that’s it
Use a 1:4 ratio of coarse ground coffee to water and place it in a french press. Add in optional spices. You need to use course ground coffee to make the filtration process easier and not have bitter coffee.
Give the coffee and water mixture a stir and let it sit with the french press top on but not pushed down in the fridge or on your countertop for at least 12 hours but no more than 24.
Once time is up, press the french press down like you normally would. Now you have cold brew concentrate. You can this straight if you want everyone around you to be instantly annoyed, or you can dilute the concentrate. A typical ratio is 1:1 of concentrate to water, but feel free to experiment to your liking and/or caffeine requirements 😉