So I did a post a few months ago on MATCHA and how i’ve replaced coffee with it but i’ve also incorporated cold brew coffee back into my life as well! It’s summer time and an iced coffee is the only way to keep cool and get the little BUZZ we all need to get through the long summer days! Cold brew coffee has been trending for a couple of years now and if you don’t know why it’s become so popular, let me tell you!
Cold brew is better for you because its less acidic which means it’s better for your stomach and teeth.
It also adds a natural sweeter taste to your coffee and is much smoother then hot brewed coffee. The heat from regular brewing releases oils that don’t dissolve which give coffee that bitter bite.
Cold brew brings the smell to taste factor on point because cold brewing locks in the flavor of the coffee better.
It has a higher caffeine level because caffeine is more soluble and extracts easier at high temperatures where as cold brew’s high bean to water ratio and longer brew time give it more of a BUZZ!
Cold brew coffee can be more expensive then regular iced coffee at your fave coffee shops but it’s also super easy to make at home! Follow my easy recipe.
Cold Brew Coffee
1-1 1/2 cup of coarsely ground coffee beans (preferably single origin coffee beans)
4 cups water
Grind coffee beans into a coarse ground using your favorite coffee grinder. I use this one.
If using a cold brew coffee maker you will add coffee grinds to the filter and place in carafe. Then pour over water, screw on top and let sit in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Take the filter out with coffee grinds and throw away. Shake or stir cold brew coffee concentrate well before pouring and drinking. Keeps in air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
If using a french press add coffee grinds into carafe and then add water. Place french press plunger on and let sit in fridge for 12-24 hours. When ready push down plunger and pour into a glass container to keep for up to 2 weeks.
I like to pour over a lot of ice instead of adding water because I like my drinks super ice cold. The ice will do the same job as water and dilute your cold brew coffee over time.
Sometimes, I like to add unsweetened almond milk and cinnamon for added benefits! Read my post on why cinnamon is so good for you here!
Do you have any other cold brew coffee recipes I should try? What’s your favorite place to get cold brew coffee?