Hot Beverages in the morning are something wonderful. Both coffee and tea are in high demand here, and recently, we have discovered a new way of making coffee. Hitherto, we perked our coffee – haven’t owned an electric coffee maker for a decade or so. But now, we brew our coffee cold, and it makes such an enormous difference! All you need to do is plan ahead a little, and you will probably not go back to brewing coffee any other way. Here’s how we do it:
- filtered water
- coffee grounds
- container with lid to mix coffee grounds and water in
- spoon to stir
- Measure out water and coffee grounds. For us, 1/2 a cup of coffee grounds on 1/2 a gallon of water works well. If we brew a whole gallon, we use 1 1/4 cups of coffee. Other people say to measure out the coffee at a ratio of eight to one by weight, as in 2 cups of water and 4.5 tablespoons of coffee. Best try it out and adjust the ratio to meet your personal preferences.
- Mix filtered water and coffee grounds in a container and stir them to make sure water saturates all the grounds.
- Cover the container and let it sit at room temperature for 18 to 20 hours.
- Remove the grounds from the coffee by pouring the mixture through a filter, or by just pouring carefully.
- Heat, or drink cold.
- Store your leftover decanted cold brew in the fridge for up to fourteen days (or so they say – it never lasts this long in our house!). We decant into mason jars.