♥ For when it’s too hot to make a latte, but you still want to be as pretentious AF - make your own cold brew coffee. ♥
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Hey there, babes!
If you follow me on Instagram @AudrieStorme, then you know there is no shortage of coffee pictures on my feed. I’ve been addicted to coffee for many years now, and while I do love to go to the many different coffee shops in the Orange County and Los Angeles area on a regular basis, those visits can add up to a pretty pricy expense if you’re not too careful. I actually love to drink my coffee hot no matter what the season is, but since it’s still summer (and the weather is beyond warm where I live), I decided to share a little recipe my fiancé (who is a barista) taught me how to make for when I want to drink iced coffee or cold brew coffee. Keep in mind, everyone likes to drink their coffee differently - this is just how I prefer it. You can definitely mess around with the coffee to water ratio to your personal taste - just wanted to share how I like to drink my cold brew coffee. Hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to make your own cold brew at home!
// MATERIALS //
1 Large Container
Cups (I split this recipe into two - one for me and one for bae)
12oz Whole Bean Coffee (You can totally buy it ground if you don’t have a grinder/to save time - I just like to grind mine fresh for taste preferences )
4 Cups Filtered Water (for the coffee concentrate) plus more to taste
// INSTRUCTIONS //
Grind 12oz of whole bean coffee for french press - this will be a coarse grind. (Your grinder probably won't finish the entire 12oz in one go, so continue grinding until all of your beans are…well, ground.) Skip this step if you are starting with coarse grind coffee already.
Empty into your large container.
Add water (about a 1:4 ratio) depending on how strong you like your coffee. Make sure that all the coffee grounds are being soaked in water.
Cover your container with cheesecloth to prevent contamination.
Let sit in a cool, dry place for 24 hours (out of direct sunlight - I just decided to film outside - I kept my coffee concentrate indoors on the kitchen counter while I waited).
After the time is up, secure the cheesecloth with an elastic.
Pour & strain your coffee concentrate into a cup (you will dilute this with water at approximately a 1:2 ratio - depending on your taste preference).
Dilute with water at a 1:2 ratio and then add ice, milk & sugar to taste.