ever since becoming pregnant with theo, i have turned from a devout hot-coffee-only consumer to an iced coffee gal. even during the months when i couldn't drink much caffeine due to breastfeeding, i would still crave a decaf iced coffee. last year, my good friend, annie, introduced me to her favorite cold brew recipe, and i have been stuck on it ever since. my stipulation for a good recipe for anything is that it must be simple and yummy - and this cold brew is just that.
i have a handy glass carafe that i use, but a simple large mason jar or even a french press would work fine for this recipe.
the recipe makes enough for a couple of servings, but if you're like me, you'll want to double or triple it for consumption over a few days, for sharing, or to simply binge drink when your child refuses to nap.
What you'll need:
cheesecloth (for straining)
1 cup dark roast, coarsely ground coffee of your choice (I enjoy peet's coffee - their decaf is legit)
3 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
A dash or two of cinnamon (optional)
3 cups water
Combine all ingredients in glass container and let brew in the fridge for at least 24 hours. After it is finished brewing, strain the coffee grounds out. store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
I love drinking my cold brew with some crunchy ice and whole milk. Enjoy!