Jenna: Cold Brew Coffee

It is no secret that both Rose and I love iced coffee. We downed a ridiculous amount of it the last time we took a road trip home together. I realized that I was spending a lot of extra cash on coffee, so I set out to figure out an easy way to make it at home and it actually be delicious. (a Keurig cup sitting in the fridge over night just wasn’t cutting it)

First, I went and bought some coffee from my favorite place in Philadelphia. I should have gotten an espresso roast so the flavor came through more, but I’ll go with that next time.

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Next, I put about 4.5 ounces of coffee into the Nut Bag that I previously blogged about. It’s basically a really big tea bag. You find these on Amazon, at Whole Foods and kitchen supply stores.

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After the coffee is in the nut bag, and cinched tightly go ahead and stick it in a 2 quart pitcher and fill it up with water.

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Seal the pitcher and place it in the fridge for 10-12 hours. Pull out the nut bag and squeeze the excess water into the pitcher. Then, you can dump the grinds and rinse the bag for use next time!

You now have a beautiful pitcher of REALLY strong coffee. This recipe usually requires you to dilute it 1:1 with water, but I am a caffeine junky and usually just add a bit of water, ice and half n half to mine.

Happy coffee making!

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