This past summer cold brew iced coffee took over the cold coffee game. Coffee shop everywhere introduced a cold brew beverage to their menu; Starbucks, Peet’s, Dunkin’ Donuts. Even McDonald’s had their own version of the smooth and rich cold brew. While the hysteria may be dying down at coffee shops as fall and winter beverages are introduced, it doesn’t have to die at your household. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can make cold brew ice coffee at home.
Grind your coffee on the coarsest setting possible. The grounds should almost resemble breadcrumbs. Finer grinds can ruin the taste of the coffee.
Pour grounds into a large mason jar, and then fill it with filtered cold water. You should be working with a 1:8 coffee to water ratio at all times.
Stir the mixture gently for a bit to infuse the water with the coffee and then put the lid on.
Let the mixture to steep for at least 24 hours. It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s inside or outside the fridge.
Strain the mixture into a large bowl using a wire mesh to separate the larger chunks of grounds from the cold brew.
Rinse the jar and pour the cold brew back into the jar through a paper coffee filter to remove grounds. Run it through 2 or three more filters until the finish product is entirely free of residue.
Pour the cold brew into a glass and prepare it as you wish. Refrigerate the rest, it should be good for about a month.