The last time I was in Calgary I stayed with my mom and she had some in her fridge too! My family (both sides) loves coffee. A lot. And on the strong side please. This cold-brewed coffee does the trick. It’s refreshing in the hot summer when you’re craving some caffeine but not the heat. -bvox
Source: Steph McVox
The ratio is half a pound of coffee to 5 cups of water (or for a smaller batch, 1/3 cup coffee to 1 1/2 cups water) The following proportions makes enough to keep in a quart jar in your refrigerator.
- 1 cup of roughly ground coffee
- 3.5 cups of cold water
- Stir together in a bowl or jar, cover and let the mixture steep overnight. It seems there is some debate over whether a 12 hour vs. 24 hour soaking time is best; either way, you have a 12 hour window in between, which allows about as much flexibility as anyone could ask for.
- After steeping, strain the sludge; first through a fine-meshed sieve, and then through a coffee filter to get rid of all the grit. (Alternatively, this whole process could take place in a French press; let it sit for as long as you want it to, then press and pour it out.)
- Dilute the resulting coffee concentrate 1:1 with hot water from the kettle, or cool water or milk for an iced coffee, or pour it straight over ice and spike with cream.
- if you like it sweetened, simple syrup is great to add as the sugar is already dissolved.