Now that summer is finally here I’m not always super excited about a hot cup of coffee in the morning. I love iced coffee but until recently I never really cracked how to make it at home. If you just cool down hot espresso it gets bitter and the ice cubes are melting way too fast making it a watery disappointment. But! I’ve found out how to make coldbrew (that they charge an arm and a leg for in supermarkets) and I’m telling you, it’s a game changer and also so so easy. It almost sounds too good to be true, right?
Cold brewed coffee
1/4 lbs (125 g) finely ground coffee
2 quarts (2 L) water
Mix the coffee and water in a big bowl, cover and let sit for at least 8 hours or overnight. Strain, either through a coffee filter or just a colander with an old clean kitchen towel, bottle and enjoy!
I like to fill the glasswith ice cubes (when it gets extra fancy, made from the cold brew), half coffee and half almond milk. I usually like my coffee unsweetened, but for a little afternoon treat I like to swap the regular almond milk for the vanilla kind and like 1/4 tea spoon agave syrup. Try it out!
Justin has been in Maine eating lobster all week and I picked him up at the airport this morning. He’s been up since 4am so he’s napping, I’m about to head out for a yoga class, and then I think we’re gonna drink a beer on that sunny balcony of ours a little later. Have a great weekend!