I love iced coffee and cold brew in the summer but I don’t love paying so much for it. Blowing my hard-earned money on $5 coffees? No thank you. Besides, it usually takes more than one cup a day for me, and I just don’t want to spend $100 a week on freaking coffee. Even purchasing cold brew concentrate that you add water to can add up.
My solution? Make your own. When I realized how easy this was, I was kind of embarrassed I hadn’t thought to try it sooner. I can’t take credit for this concept, but here’s the recipe that I’ve been enjoying this summer. I purchase a reusable mesh bag for this but you can also use cheesecloth and tie it up with twine.
I like my coffee black, but feel free to add ice, your favorite milk, and any flavors or add-ins you love.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I have been!
DIY Cold Brew Concentrate
~Makes about 6 cups of cold brew concentrate.
-Place 12 tablespoons coarsely ground coffee into a mesh bag or bundle up in cheesecloth.
-Place coffee into a large jar or similar sealable container and add 6 cups of water.
-Allow coffee to steep for 12-24 hours before removing the coffee.
-To serve, combine 4 ounces of concentrate with 8 ounces of water. Multiply as needed.
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