Day Nineteen: Cold Brew Coffee

There’s always all sorts of speculations on coffee, is it good for you is it bad for you? The answer changes everyday according to the media! This aside, we believe strongly that moderation is the key to any healthy life style! So, why not cold brew your morning cuppa for a change?  It’s a whole lot smoother and less acidic than hot brewing methods, in short, served hot or cold, it makes a damn fine cup of Joe! You might be thinking that you don’t have some, if any of the fancy tools required to make a cold brew- well fret no more, we’ve got you covered. Order your very own Kilner Cold Brew Coffee Set from us and get your cold caffeine fix!

Ingredients:

  •  ⅓ cup of your favorite coffee, coarsely ground
  • 2½ cups of water

Method:

  1. Measure out ⅓ cup of your favorite coarsely ground coffee. The coffee grounds should be slightly courser than you’d usually get in a standard package of pre-ground coffee beans. It should not, however, have a chunky or gravely appearance.
  2. Pour 2½ cups of water into the first mason jar, adding the ground coffee on top. Place the lid on the jar, then set the closed jar on the counter and allow the coffee to brew overnight. (generally let it brew for 8 to 12 hours, but up to 24 hours is fine for folks who really like strong coffee.)
  3. Once the coffee has brewed overnight, it will need to be filtered to separate the coffee concentrate from the grounds. To ready your filter, rest the tea diffuser on the mouth of the second Kilner jar, then place a coffee filter inside the infuser. To avoid tearing, make sure that the bottom of the coffee filter is pressed firmly against the bottom of the tea diffuser.
  4. Slowly pour the brewed coffee concentrate through the filter and into the second mason jar, discarding the grounds when all of the liquid has been transferred to the second jar. The concentrate is now ready to be used. It can be poured over ice, heated up, or stored in the refrigerator until later. (The concentrate will keep for several days in the fridge.)
  5. Dilute the coffee concentrate as desired with water or your favorite milk beverage, then add sugar or simple syrup as needed. On warm days, why not mix chilled cold brew with milk and a simple syrup, sometimes adding a touch of vanilla extract. When it gets cooler, heat up your milk and cold brew on the stove, then pour the mixture into a mug with a few chocolate chips in the bottom.
  6. Diluting your cold brew: If you’ve never tried cold brew coffee before, be warned that the coffee concentrate in this recipe is quite strong, especially if you’re using a longer brew time. Even if you’re a heavy coffee drinker, we recommend starting with a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of coffee concentrate to water/milk, then adjusting the ratio from there until you reach the right strength for you.

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