Saturday, August 31, 2013

Homemade Cold Pressed Coffee

If you've read my earlier posts, then you know I absolutely love cold-pressed coffee.  This is a super easy way to make your own strong, non-bitter concentrated cold brew coffee.

Much cheaper than buying the expensive but delicious store-bought versions, this will keep sealed in the fridge for up to two weeks.  Dilute with water or your favorite nondairy or dairy beverage.  I'd like to recommend my absolute fave summer drink: unsweetened vanilla coconut milk mixed with cold-pressed coffee.  I like to do about 1/4 cup cold brew with 1 to 1-1/2 cups of the nondairy milk or partial milk-partial water blend.


Steps to your very own cold brew coffee:
1.  Buy some whole beans, such as the delicious Smooth Operator roast by Revolution Roasters sold at Cafe Ipe next to Surfy Surfy in Leucadia.  You can buy ground beans, but if you buy whole, they will keep longer (though it all depends if you have a processor or grinder or not).

2.  Place the beans in a grinder, grind until coarsely ground.

not too fine!

 2.  Pour cold filtered water over the coffee grounds in a glass jar or French Press.  The ratio is about 2/3 cup coffee grounds with 3 cups water.

4.  Stir the water with the coffee, mixing thoroughly with a chopstick or other utensil.  Cover and let sit 8-12 hours.

4.  Use the French Press lid/strainer and plunge down.  Or, if you don't have a French press, use a fine strainer.  Place the liquid in a large glass jar and seal, chilling in the fridge.  

delicious strong home brewed cold press

currently there is a HUGE jar chilling in my fridge...those early morning workdays are much better lately ;)

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