I stumbled upon this cold-brew recipe years ago, before cold brew was even a popular offering at coffee shops. It’s been true love ever since. If you’ve never tried making cold brew before, it’s just water and ground coffee “brewing” together overnight in the fridge. Rather than a traditional iced coffee, this method makes a much richer and non-bitter end result, instead of cooling down hot coffee and pouring it over ice. It’s so easy to prepare the night before, and enjoy the next morning. You can easily double the recipe and keep some around for the week, too.
Heavenly Cold Brew
Makes 3 cups
2/3 cup coarsely ground coffee*
3 cups water
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs brown sugar
Stir all ingredients together in a large glass jar or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate overnight, at least 8 hours. In the morning, stir once again, and pour through a sieve or strainer into another jar or large measuring glass. Most of the grounds will get caught, but strain once again back into the original jar or pitcher (you’ll want to strain twice). Pour the fresh brew into a glass with ice and your favorite creamer.
*I use 1/3 cup of decaf, and 1/3 cup of regular.
Recipe adapted from Food52.