It’s summertime and while the temperature outside is going up, the temperature of drinks is going down, down, down…it’s iced coffee season!
One of the best ways to get into the summer vibe is to make your own cold-brewed coffee at home. Cold brew has more caffeine and less acidity than hot-brewed coffee, so it’s gentler on your stomach. Plus, it’s super easy to make.
1) Use bottled water, or well-filtered tap water. The taste of the water you use will affect the taste of your coffee!
2) Pour room-temperature water over the coffee, using a spoon to make sure the water makes contact with all the grounds. Use 1 part coffee to 7 parts water, with quantities depending on the size of your French Press or cold brew receptacle.
3) Cover the French Press and let it sit out for 12 to 13 hours. Do not store the mixture in the refrigerator while it’s brewing.
4) After leaving the mixture out overnight or all day, press the plunger down on the French Press and pour the brewed coffee into a large jar or carafe.
5) Refrigerate and enjoy over ice!
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