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Carol’s Cold Brew Coffee

BREAKING NEWS: I AM DRINKING COFFEE NOW AND I LIKE IT!!!

Ok friends, if you know me at all, you know I’ve never liked coffee! Well I’ve been having fun with making cold brew at home and now I’m in love with coffee…to be honest, it all started with a lavendar mocha I had in Savannah, Georgia. Still haven’t figured out espresso at home, but cold brew, now that was something I could handle at home!

This recipe makes a nice little batch that will last a few days! The best part is it does all the work for you while you’re sleeping! And by the way, when I first started making it, I was doing 1/2 creamer and 1/2 coffee as seen in the pic at the end, but I am proud to say that I have now graduated to less creamer and enjoying the actual coffee. The beauty of making your own at home, is when you o to make yours, you get to decide how much to add. 🙂 

So let’s get in the kitchen and start cold brewing together…

Ingredients:
For Cold Brew –
  • 6-7 Oz Coarse Ground Coffee (Doesn’t Matter What Kind)
  • 4 Cups Water

To Drink Cold Brew Coffee –
  • 6 Oz Cold Brew Coffee
  • 2-4 Oz Favorite Creamer

How to Make:

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  • In a French Press, glass pitcher or large mason jar, dump in 6-7 Oz coarse ground coffee.
  • Pour in 4 cups of room temperature water.
  • Use a long spoon to stir grounds and water together to combine.

  • Leave covered over night for at least 10-12 hours.

If made in French Press-
  • Push down French press after 10-12 hours.
  • Pour strained coffee through another filter into a glass pitcher. Make sure to use a paper filter or a very fine mesh filter, because you want to make sure to remove all the sludge!

If made in glass pitcher or mason jar –
  • Pour through a filter into a container. Make sure to use a paper filter or a very fine mesh filter, because you want to make sure to remove all the sludge!
  • Rinse out original jar and then place filter on top.
  • Pour through the filter a second time to make sure you’ve removed all the grounds.

Now you have cold brew coffee! So here’s how to enjoy it –

Drinking Cold Brew-

Drink it as is over ice, some people cut it with equal parts water. Instead of water, I preferred to cut it with creamer.

  • 6 oz cold brew coffee
  • Pour in 1-2 oz of creamer if you like a strong coffee flavor OR pour in 3-4 oz creamer if you like a sweeter, creamier flavor.
  • Pour over ice and Enjoy! 🙂

No more running to the coffee shop…this was so much better, cheaper and a lot of fun to make! Hoping you have fun making this recipe, too! If you do, let us know and share your pictures on Instagram or Facebook!

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