Something horrible happened when we moved. We thought we were being “so smart” by placing all of our necessities toward the back of the truck. That way, everything we needed first would be readily available to us from the get-go. But as I opened the door and grabbed my box of work binders, calendars, and notepads something on the other side of the truck started moving out of the corner of my eye. I watched in horror as our iCoffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer plummeted onto the gravel drive. “Nooooooooooooo” I screamed. But all of the screaming didn’t stop it from breaking into pieces. Our beautiful, wonderful, “I love this thing so much” coffee brewer was gone. How would we ever replace it?
I quickly picked up something else to love. Convenience cold coffee, but my wallet didn’t love it nearly as much as I did. My next step was to try pre-prepared cold brew from the grocery store. It’s not bad. And since I really prefer cold coffee anyway, I decided to learn how to do it on my own for even greater savings.
Now, let me just stop here for a moment.
I feel like a moron for tossing away so much money on cold brew and convenience cold coffee. All I needed to make cold brew on my own is a mason jar, fine strainer, and ground coffee.
That’s all we need!
If you are tired of tossing large amounts of money at cold coffee drinks. You have to try this!
Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home
- 2 Quart Mason Jar
- 1/3 – 1/2 Cup Ground Coffee (or Coarsely Ground Beans)
Pour coffee into the bottom of your Mason jar. Fill with water. Shake gently. Refrigerate for 48 hours. Strain with your cheesecloth and fine strainer. Return to the refrigerator until you are ready to make your cup of coffee.
Sweet Vanilla Coffee Tip: Place 1/4 tsp Vanilla flavoring, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 1/4 cup of milk (or half and half) into a highball glass. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add a scoop of ice. Fill cup with cold brew coffee. Stir. Yum!
Let’s Talk about strainers for a moment before you go! There are several things you can use to strain coffee grounds from your cold brew. If you aren’t sure you are going to love making your own cold brew, I suggest using cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. You can find good quality cheesecloth or nut milk bags for less than $9. The bonus is they are so useful in the kitchen you really aren’t “out” anything for them if you decide cold brew isn’t for you.
If cold brew is your new “make it at home” thing, like it is for me, than I recommend grabbing yourself a ultra-fine mesh filter that fits right into your mason jar, like one of these: