New Summer Favorite - Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Some people pick sides on the tea/coffee debate but I couldn't possibly choose a favorite! I love both equally! Haha. Both are comforting and energizing in different ways. When I visited San Francisco in May I brought home a few bags of Blue Bottle Coffee beans and decided to invest in a French press and grinder. I love the taste of fresh brewed coffee! I don't always have time to wait for it to brew in the mornings but I found a way to enjoy cold brew coffee in the afternoon. I mentioned my newfound love for cold brew coffee in a blog post several weeks ago and a few of you asked how to make it. It is surprisingly easy! I finally had some time to photograph my latest batch of coffee over the weekend so I thought I would share how I make it here...

I used this post from theKitchn to get started. I grind about four rounded scoops of beans to a medium-coarse grind. Next, I pour the coffee grounds in the bottom of the French press and pour cold water on top, filling the press. Stir the grounds and water. Leaving the plunger up, refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight. Press the plunger down and pour the coffee into a glass or separate container.

I like to freeze some of the coffee to make ice cubes so the coffee flavor doesn't get watered down. It is so delicious! I also add a dash of milk and simple syrup for flavor.

This is my new favorite way to enjoy a cold coffee drink! It is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Have you ever tried cold brewed coffee? Do you have any favorite variations or syrup flavor recipes? I really want to try Honey Kennedy's homemade almond milk recipe. Yum!

Have a great day!