Yesterday was International Coffee Day. In celebration I attempted to make a cold brew coffee at home. I’ve had a few of these at various coffee shops around downtown but I’m not a a regular cold brew drinker so it never occured to me to try a cold brew recipe.
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To make my first batch of cold brew coffee, I started by grinding up 3/4 cup of coffee beans in my grinder. I set the grinder to Medium Fine. Once that was complete, I placed the coffee grinds in a mason jar and added 3 cups of filtered room temperature water. I sealed the mason jar and let it sit for about 12 hours. You don’t need to place the mason in the refrigerator just yet.
After 12 hours, I strained the coffee grinds out using a cheesecloth and a strainer so that I’m only left with the coffee concentrate. From there you can decide how you want to proceed with using the cold brew. In this case I poured my cold brew over ice and added almond milk.