cold-brewed coffee

By popular demand: instructions for cold-brewed coffee, which is always smooth and non-acidic and yummy!

You need a jar with a lid. I use an old spaghetti-sauce jar.

Put a scoop of high-quality ground coffee into your jar, and add, oh, a cup or two of cold water. I don’t measure, I just fill the jar about a third full. Put the lid on and give it a good vigorous shake. Leave it on the counter or the window sill until tomorrow.

Next morning, give it another shake and pour the coffee through a filter of some kind. I use an Aeropress but you could put some cheesecloth or a napkin in a sieve, or use one of those single-cup filter thingies, or whatever.

Your coffee will be rather strong, so you can thin it to your taste. I add about an equal amount of cold water, and if it’s a cold day I microwave it till it’s nice and hot. In summer I leave it cold or even add a few ice cubes. Then it needs a big spoon of sugar, and a good glug of heavy cream. Yummmm!

Now don’t forget to start tomorrow’s coffee in your jar!

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2 Responses to “cold-brewed coffee”

  1. Kristin

    I have an Aeropress, and it’s really fun to use.

    Glad to see you’re a heavy cream drinker in your coffee! No better way to do it.

  2. kara

    If I don’t have heavy cream in the house, I don’t drink coffee. It’s that simple.


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