I am an avid coffee drinker since I was in the fourth grade. But I haven’t actually cared much about my coffee until I was in college when I learned about the glorious taste of brewed coffee. LOL Kidding aside, I have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember, and though I am not an expert, I can be very keen on how my coffee taste like.
Over the years, I have also tried different types of instant coffees as well as various blends and roasts. Although most of the time I stick with what McDonald’s or 7/11 have to offer, cause my poor ass can’t always afford coffee beans that are ground to perfection. But mainly also because my mom took my coffee maker away because she thought I have a (coffee) drinking problem on top of my actual (slight) drinking problem. LOL
I am not proud of it, but over the last five or six years, coffee wasn’t the only beverage I crave for on the daily. And although I am well past that phase of my life now, I still haven’t gotten over drinking coffee. Which brings us to the cold brew coffee I made recently.
But first, what is cold brew coffee, exactly?
It’s nothing special really. It’s just cold coffee, basically. Similar to how one would prepare a regular cup of joe, making cold brew is just the same but has a slight difference in terms of temperature and steeping time.
Cold brew is for people, who, like me, enjoy their coffee cold or over ice, and since cold brew is made from cold water, its taste is not as strong as a regular hot cup of coffee would. Even when steeped for 24 hours.
So, without further ado here is how I made my cold brew coffee as seen on my Instagram and Facebook post:
- Coarse ground coffee beans
- Love and tons of patience
1. Prepare your ingredients. Grind your coffee beans.
2. Put the coarse ground coffee beans in a container, and add half a cup of hot water. Stir. Then let it sit for about 4-5 minutes.
3. Fill the container with water, then stir it well.
4. Put the lid on and pop it in the fridge for about 12 to 24 hours.
There you have it. People usually start drinking it after 12 hours for a milder brew, but I got mine out after 24 hours which made the coffee taste a little stronger, which I love. I usually put cream or milk on my coffee, sometimes a little sugar, too. But I can drink it as it is and still enjoy it. Haha.
It’s actually so easy to do at home. This isn’t professionally made, but it’s just as delicious. It’s actually better than pouring hot coffee on ice, in my opinion. LOL
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