Cold-Brewed Coffee At Home

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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:

  1. Scoop 4-5 tablespoons of ground coffee into the bottom of your French Press, then fill the remainder up with water.
  2. Set French Press in fridge for 12-24 hours, the longer it sets, the richer & bolder the coffee flavor becomes.

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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!

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Have you tried cold-brewing coffee? What’s your favorite way to enjoy coffee in the morning?

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20 Comments

    1. It is! It has all the flavor of your morning cup, but won’t make you sweat if you’re like me and live in FL where it’s hot enough to make the Devil uncomfortable lol

  1. Why did I not realize it was THAT easy??? I have a french press, I’m cleaning out the fridge tonight to make room for it in there. I too run on coffee, we go through almost 2 pots a day sometimes, so this is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing <3

    1. I’m glad you like it! I didn’t realize it was that simple at first either, perks of having a friend who owns a coffee shop and shares secrets 😉

    1. It’s super easy! I thought it would be more of a hassle but it’s real simple! If you have a coffee bean grinder you get the best flavor by just lightly grinding the beans, making them not so fine.

    1. I’m the same way, which is why it’s super awesome to make a French Press full of it because it’ll last me a couple days!

  2. I pinned this today because it looks totally yummy. I’ve never attempted to make my own so it should be interesting to try! Plus, your pics make it look delicious, too!

  3. This sounds great! I’ve tried cold brew coffee with my machine and it just doesn’t come out right. I need to invest in a Press for sure!

  4. Perfect timing for ice coffee! I usually make mine with almond milk, sometimes vanilla flavoured but mostly plain.

    1. I’m not a huge lover of the actual flavor of coffee, lol my husband jokes that I “take my coffee white” because I always use tons of flavored cream, that’s why the cold-brew is great because it doesn’t come out as bitter as regular black coffee!

    1. YES that’s a great idea! If you want to make it fancy like a coffee shop, Target actually also sells the Flavored Syrups you can add to it with heavy cream for great flavor combos!