Last night, I made my first batch of cold-brewed coffee based off of the first two links on a Google search of the term: Smitten Kitchen and I Need Coffee. This is seriously a simple procedure, though I’m already musing some variations to try, based mostly on time considerations.
Here’s what you need:
- Glass/container for holding the coffee. I used my french press pot.
- Fine mesh strainer to strain the end result. Again, I just used my french press strainer and found I didn’t need another line of defense against the grains, though there was a small amount of residue at the bottom of the cup. The websites I mentioned recommend cheesecloth or a small kitchen strainer to place over your drinking glass.
- Water. Cold or room temperature works fine. I used 3 cups.
- Coffee ground to medium thickness. I used two-thirds of a cup. You do not want fine grounds for this.