This family runs on coffee. While I am pregnant and only consume about one cup a day, my husband will clear the rest of the pot before 10am, and sometimes we’ll enjoy a cup for dessert as well. While piping hot cup of coffee is something I can enjoy when it’s a little chillier, hot beverages in general are difficult for me to enjoy when it’s 87 degrees outside. While I have tried brewing coffee and pouring it over ice with cream, the ice melts leaving you with watered down flavored coffee water, which is not my jam, so I decided to try cold-brewing coffee at home. I was pleasantly surprised to learn it was an easy task and worked perfectly! Here’s how simple it is:
- Scoop 4-5 tablespoons of ground coffee into the bottom of your French Press, then fill the remainder up with water.
- Set French Press in fridge for 12-24 hours, the longer it sets, the richer & bolder the coffee flavor becomes.
That’s it! That’s all you have to do to brew some delicious cold brew at home for those days you can’t stomach the idea of a hot cup o’joe.
I finished off my cold brew with half of a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup half&half, and poured it all over ice. It stayed cool and non-watery all morning and was a great refreshing way to start the day, and kick Monday’s butt!
Have you tried cold-brewing coffee? What’s your favorite way to enjoy coffee in the morning?
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