If you are looking for something to give your Monday mornings a little pizzaz and if you enjoy coffee, you should really try at-home cold brew coffee. I know, I know. This sounds difficult and scary cause its a new trend in the beverage world, but trust me, making it is easier than making a pot of hot coffee.
This summer has been a hot one and I had been wanting my caffeine fix in the morning but was getting sick of spending $3 on iced coffee from the Tim Hortons or Panera by my work, hence this post.
I thought cold brew would be a lot more scientific than it actually was. Through many scrolls down my Pinterest page, I finally found a recipe that sounded easy enough.
Items you will need:
- 1 pitcher (or some sort of larger beverage container)
- Ground coffee (any flavor/roast) – Approximately 3/4 cup to 1 cup
- Coffee filters
- Rubber bands or twist ties
- Ice & cream/sugar (however you like your coffee prepared)
Overview: So, you are going to make little coffee dumplings with the coffee filters, rubber
band them up and then toss them in the water-filled pitcher. That easy.
Step 1: Fill pitcher up with water. (Mine is 1 gallon sized)
Step 2: Take coffee filter and fill with 1/4 cup of coffee grounds. Rubber band the top. Repeat this to make 3-4 coffee dumplings depending on how large your pitcher is and how strong you like your coffee. (I made 4)
Step 3: Add dumplings to water.
Step 4: Put pitcher in fridge overnight and let the magic happen. (By magic, I mean, let the coffee dumplings soak over night)
Step 5: Serve over ice and add your favorite coffee fixings.
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was so easy and I was able to make a large amount all at once rather then having to brew a new pot of hot coffee everyday. I would definitely say this is easier than making iced coffee to. There’s really no waiting other than sleeping if you make it over night. This is definitely going to become one of my go- recipes.
Post-recipe thoughts: The amount I made lasted me about 2 weeks and it still tasted great. Also, I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, as I am not a coffee expert, so I used a less expensive type of coffee; Folgers Breakfast Blend. My caffeine tolerance is not that high, so one 12oz cup had me buzzing. Feel free to experiment with how much coffee you add until you find a perfect amount.