One of the things I switch come spring and summer besides my shoes, is my coffee order. Something about a hot latte just doesn’t hit the spot the same way a cold iced coffee does. But some us also just love an iced coffee all year round. And yes, that’s also me too!
In an effort to save money and be able to have an iced cold coffee with breakfast at home, I’m beginning a new routine of getting a batch of this ready every week. It’s beyond easy and you’ll soon become as addicted as I am. Here’s how to make cold brew coffee at home.
How To Cold Brew Coffee At Home
There are two main ways you can make cold brew coffee at home. The first way is without any special devices. The second way is to use this device that allows you to stay a bit mess-free.
If you have a strainer in your kitchen cabinet, you can do this without having to buy anything. It’s a bit messier, but it works. Here’s what you’ll need for the first method.
Supplies You’ll Need
- Coffee filter
I start with a 3 to 1 ratio of water to my favorite coffee grinds. Add them to a large pitcher and give it a good stir so all your grinds get mixed with water. Let sit in the fridge for 24 hours.
Once it’s sat in the fridge, strain it through a coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove all the grinds. This can take some time so set it on the counter top and let it do its thing for a bit.
Pour the coffee concentrate back into your cleaned out pitcher and store it in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
How To Use The Concentrate
This is now a great coffee concentrate and you can add as much water as you like to it when you make your morning coffee. I recommend doing a 1:1 ratio whether it’s your water or favorite milk for a latte style drink.
How Long Does The Cold Brew Last?
This will last in your fridge for up to two weeks. If you can’t make it through before it goes bad, throw it into ice cube trays and freeze it for your iced coffee.
My Favorite Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If you don’t want to deal with the bowls and straining and the big mess that brewing cold brew at home can cause, try this cold brew coffee maker. It’s so simple to use and keeps the mess contained.
It’s so easy to do this method at home. Simply add your grinds to the interior filter, add your water, and let it brew a few hours. Then enjoy!
Make Coffee Ice Cubes
I also love to make coffee ice cubes for this so that when they melt, they aren’t diluting my coffee. Just freeze any leftover coffee, sweeten it if you like, and you’re good to go.