It’s been one of those weeks at work…long and stressful. And I’m sure I’m not alone in this but when I am stressed I just don’t sleep. This just makes the days longer, harder and more stressful, it becomes a vicious cycle. So I have a lot of Help Beverages – aka COFFEE!! As The Boy would say, I have a slight addition but hey it’s social acceptable to drink coffee so it doesn’t count.
The problem is my job has been active, making me hot and bothered, coffee doesn’t help so along came the bright idea to make cold brew…
Cold Brew has (apparently!) more caffeine in than your regular cup of Joe. Between this and the fact that it was cold I feel like I’m on to a winner here. It took 24 hours from start to finish but it’s a super simple 24 hours.
I went for the 1:7 ratio of coffee to water.
I used coarse coffee grounds, the ones I used are the same level of coarseness as my French Press.
100g Coarse Ground Coffee
700ml Cool water (not super cold), think room temperature.
Weigh and mix the water and coffee in a large bowl or jug. Leave to soak for 24hours.
Strain through a muslin cloth or coffee filters to get separate the coffee and your cold brew. I left mine to hang overnight. You don’t have to but I like to make sure I get out every drop possible
Bottle and refrigerate – told you it was simple! It keeps for up to two weeks!
When drinking dilute your coffee with water 1:1 ratio. You can have it black with or without ice, with milk, regular or nut, or even add syrups! Basically play around with it and have it your way!
Also don’t forget you can use your used coffee grinds as face scrub or as compost! Don’t go wasting them!