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Coffee is something that we both look forward to each morning to get our day started. We know purchasing coffee every day can get expensive, especially cold brew, so we thought it would be helpful to provide this easy-to-follow tutorial on how to make the best cold brew at home (that won’t break the bank).
Trust me, after learning how to make cold brew at home and seeing just how simple it is, you won’t have to pick it up from your local coffee shop ever again! Step 1. Coarsely grind your coffee in a coffee grinder (refer to the image above). If you don’t have access to a grinder, ask a friend if they have one or talk to the barista at your local coffee shop. If you purchase the coffee there, they are more willing to grind it for you! We have even had Starbucks grind coffee for us with no problem. Step 2. Add the coffee grounds into a mason jar (or french press or your brewing receptacle of choice) and fill it with filtered water. We like our cold brew strong, so we work with a 1:4 coffee to water ratio. Step 3. Mix everything together. The coffee will float to the top but that is okay! You just need to make sure that all of it gets wet. We didn’t add any additional flavorings to our recipe, but feel free to add vanilla extract, cinnamon, sweetener, or anything else you please when brewing it! Pop the lid on and place it in the refrigerator or on your countertop to steep for 18-24 hours.Step 4. Grab a cheesecloth, coffee filter, a nut milk bag or a fine mesh strainer, and pour the coffee through to strain. You may need to do this a few times to remove all of the residue. (If your coffee is coarsely ground it should strain easily, but if it is too finely ground residue may be unavoidable.) Discard the grounds and the contents of the strainer (these are great for compost).
Step 5. Transfer the cold brew into a clean jar or an airtight container, and place it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.Step 6. Serve! We enjoy our cold brew over ice with water (at a 1:1 ratio) and fresh almond milk. I mean…you can use any plant-based milk of choice, but fresh is always best and trust us, it elevated your coffee! We like to add a bit of water when we are serving it since it is pretty strong. I meaaan, I can drink it strong, but Jasmine needs to water it down or she feels crazy haha. If you would like it warm, you can add a bit of boiling water or almond milk to your cold brew when serving.Let us know if you try making cold brew at home using this tutorial + what you thought of the final result, we love your feedback! And as always, make sure to tag make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes! 🙂Print