Its Monday and after a holiday. I made this easy for you. My theme today and lately has been cruise control. I'm just trying to make things easy and coast through the summer. My food and beverage options are very much included in this plan.
I love things that you can make at night and wake up in the morning and it is donzo. Like anything in the crockpot - you can fix it and forget it. I've been playing with homemade yogurt, and it is a similar process. I'm adding this cold=brew coffee to my list too!
Last summer I dabbled with making my own cold-brewed coffee and I've picked up the habit again. It is so dang easy! You basically grab some freshly ground (coarse ground is preferred) coffee and stir in some water. Stick it in the fridge or on the counter for about 8 hours, wake up, strain, and done.
Now, I've gotten into the habit of keeping a bottle in my fridge just for those warm mornings or if I need a little pick me up on a hot summer afternoon. It is also really handy on morning before I have a long bike ride or workout so I don't have to add on more prep step into my morning routine. Its my new obsession - EASY. Oh, and it is way cheaper that buying it already bottled in the store. When we were in Portland, we checked out Stumptown and they sell theirs for like $4 a serving. Uh, no thank you.
- 1 cup coarse ground coffee
- 4 1/2 cups filtered water
- pinch of salt
I use my french press because I find it to be the easiest tool to do this, but you can surely use a large jar as well. Simply add the ground coffee, a pinch of salt and the water together. Stir to combine then place it either in the fridge or on your counter top for at least 8 hours - like when you're sleeping. When you wake up, push down your press to strain and your done - that's why I love using the french press. If you don't have this handy dandy tool, you can use a fine mess strainer and strain the grounds 2x through or use a good old fashion coffee filter, which just might take a little bit longer than the other methods. Any way you do it, strain it, stash it in an airtight container or bottle, and store it in your fridge. And done.
I use coarse ground coffee, which I've read it the best kind. Also, dark roast is amazing.
Monday - let's do this.