Cooling Cold Brew
Every time I come home to find my cold brew ready in the fridge I thank myself for thinking of future me. Future me that is sweaty from the bike ride home, in need of a cool kick. Making your own cold brew really is simple, and here's my go-to recipe.
The trick is to use freshly ground coffee and not to let it steep for too long. I've figured out that 12 hours is perfect.
What you need
- 100 g medium ground coffee
- 8 dl cold water
- Jar with lid
Add the coffee and water to the jar and stirr. Put on the lid and let it steep in the fridge for 12 hours. Take it out and strain into glass bottles with lids. The cold brew can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks (goof luck not finishing it before that).
If you find it too strong, just add some cold water. I, however, prefer to pour my coffee over coffee cubes (yes, cold coffee poured into an ice cube tray, just like regular ice cubes) to make it less watery and then shaken oat milk for a foamy, refreshing energy kick.
Avoid using pre-ground coffee beans if possible, as they are often too fine. You'll need a medium ground as the coffee is to steep for 12 hours, where you'll end up with a rather bitter taste if using fine ground coffee.