If you haven’t tried Cold Brew Coffee yet, I highly recommend it. Cold Brew Kitchen has a line of coffee blends specifically made for cold brewing.
I recently learned about Cold Brew Kitchen, which is is the first line of artisan coarse ground coffee specially curated for home cold brewing. They also sell whole bean blends as well as brewing accessories. Through many years of trying different coffee blends, they have come up with the best blends to use for cold brewing. When you make a purchase through their site, you will receive a free filtering bag to make your cold brew coffee. (Offer not available through Amazon.)
This was my first time trying Cold Brewed Coffee. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. The bag I received was the Elite Espresso blend. It had a deep, rich flavor. Don’t tell my husband, but this tasted way better than the coffee that he makes in our coffee maker! It was stronger, richer, and smoother than his, even a week after making it.
What I love about Cold Brewed Coffee is that it has less acidity than other brewed coffees because it is steeped for 12-24 hours. That’s also what gives it a smooth, sweet, rich flavor. Since I get heartburn if I drink coffee everyday, I was excited to try some. Not only did I not experience heartburn, but I found the whole process really convenient. I am quite lazy when it comes to making coffee. If my husband doesn’t make any, I will have a cup of tea instead.
To make cold brewed coffee, you soak some coarsely ground beans for 12-24 hours, then strain it through a fine mesh bag. You then dilute it with water or your favorite nut milk, unless you want a really strong caffeine buzz. It can be served hot or cold. You can make a either a small amount or a large amount of the concentrate, and have enough for the week. It will last 7-10 days.
When we go camping we usually make coffee by boiling it in a filter on the stove, or use instant. They both come out a bit weak to my liking. That won’t be an issue anymore. I will be making cold brewed coffee on our next road trip. After all, you only need a couple of mason jars, the coarsely ground coffee, and a fine mesh bag or a paper filter. How easy is that!
This recipe is made to the strength I like it. Play around to see what strength is best for you. Keep in mind, you can always add more water after brewing.
Cold Brewed Coffee
- 3/4 cup Cold Brew Kitchen coarsely ground coffee – I used the Elite Espresso Blend
- 4 cups water
- Combine water and coffee grounds in a large jar. Let steep in refrigerator or on countertop for 12-24 hours.
- Pour concentrate through fine mesh bag or paper filter into another jar. Discard coffee grounds.
- To serve, fill coffee mug or glass with about 1 part coffee to 2 or 3 parts water or nut milk. Serve hot or cold.
*I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.