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Homemade Cold Brew Coffee is an inexpensive way to enjoy sweet iced coffee during the warmer months. Make this yourself at home with just a few simple ingredients.
I do enjoy a good cup of coffee.
However, when the temperatures begin to warm up, I am not a big fan of hot coffee. I have also fallen in love with cold brew coffee. If you have never had it before, then let me tell you that it is the best.
Cold Brew Coffee is simply coffee that is brewed in cold water. Sounds simple enough, right? So what is so special about it you may ask? Let me tell you, the difference is in the taste. Cold Brew Coffee has a mild, smooth, and slightly sweet flavor that you just cannot get from regular hot brewed coffee. Cold Brew Coffee is also less acidic and easy to make at home.
You can make your own Cold Brew Coffee by using a jar or container, coarsely ground coffee, and cold water. The recipe begins by adding the cold water and coffee into the jar and placing it in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours. The best way to deal with the hassle of waiting is by making it the night before, so the next morning you can grab it out of the refrigerator, strain off the coffee, and place it into your favorite coffee cup with some ice plus the creamer and sweetener of your choice. If you have any coffee left in your jar, then it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
If you are curious to know how I make my Iced Coffee, then be sure to check it out as I have shared it here previously on the blog. Also please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below if you have ever given Cold Brew Coffee a try or do you prefer the hot version?
Homemade Cold Brew Coffee
- 3 cups cold water
- 3 oz. coarse ground coffee beans
- large glass jar
- cheesecloth, nut milk bag, or fine mesh strainer
- ice for serving
- In the large glass jar or container, combine the cold water with the coffee and stir. Place the lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours.
- When ready, remove the jar from the refrigerator and securely place the cheesecloth over the mouth of the jar to strain and pour the cold brew coffee into another container.
- Serve the coffee over 1 cup of ice with your favorite creamer and sweetener.