Cold Brew Coffee, Where Have You Been All My Life?

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It's hot out.

But here I am, still addicted to coffee, all “I don't waaaannnnnnaaaaaa boil water. I don't waaaaaannnnaaa wait for drip coffee to get cold in the fridge.”

So I started cold-brewing my coffee a couple weeks ago and everything is right in my world once again. In fact, I think this might be my new favorite way to prepare coffee!

It's super easy:

  1. Mix water and coffee grounds. (I use just shy of 2 liters of water / 1 cup of coffee grounds)
  2. Wait. (I am bad at this, so I just go to bed.)
  3. Strain. (I use a french press. You can also use cheesecloth, a clean dishtowel, or a mesh strainer.)
  4. Drink. (I do this very fast and with much rejoicing.)
You can get really efficient about this and have multiple pitchers of coffee and grounds “brewing” in the fridge at the same time so you're never out. 
You should let the coffee brew for at least 7-8 hours, but I really like the way it tastes after about 12. 
What's really amazing is how smooth the coffee tastes when you make it this way. There's no “acidic” taste. I assume the coffee is probably easier on you stomach, too, so if you have that problem – give this a whirl!
Serious Eats called this “coffee concentrate” but I laugh in the face of danger and drink it with just a splash of milk, a few drops of stevia, and vanilla.  
What will you put in yours? 

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Kylie Wiser is an herbalist specializing in skincare and women's health. She shares recipes and resources on Everblossom to help others live a more holistic lifestyle. She lives in Fargo, ND with her huge family and lots of houseplants.

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