Cold brew coffee seems to be everywhere these days, what once started as a hipster coffee trend has just recently found its way into Starbucks. And for good reason, it is the perfect way to enjoy coffee on a hot summer day. Cold brew, like its name, is coffee that is brewed at a cold temperature which helps to extract the flavor and caffeine without the bitterness from oils and fatty acids that are released during the usual high temperature brewing (which most traditional iced coffee is just hot coffee cooled and poured over ice). Now that you can impress people with you cold brew knowledge, here is a super easy recipe to impress people with using a French press.
2/3 cup high quality coffee beans
3 cups filtered water
1 tbsp milk/cream (optional, I like using coconut milk for a super creamy latte like result!)
Coarsely grind he coffee beans and place in a large (8-cup) French press.
Add 3 cups filtered water and stir.
Put the French press plunger on top (don’t press it down yet!) and store in the refrigerator for 12 hours. This can be done the night before and will be ready for you in the morning!