Sweet Jesus it’s hot. Hotter then it’s been in a loooong time, and it’s only the beginning of summer here. How does one stay cool and keep their inner thighs from sticking together? I rely on cold beverages and sunscreen. The sunscreen doesn’t really help with the heat, but my fair skin needs it.
By now everyone is making cold-brew coffee. And with the heat like it’s been lately, how could I resist it?
But it’s so messy to make, and I really don’t want to make a large batch at once because I don’t have a lot of room in my fridge. I’d rather just make a manageable batch that I can use within the next day or two.
All you need to remember is 4:1. Four parts water to one part coffee. Mix together and leave it on your kitchen counter for 12 hours. It makes a deliciously strong cold-brew that you can drink as is, or dilute down with water or milk if you want. I used 28 ounces of water to 7 ounces of coffee (by volume, not by weight) Which is a strange ratio, but it fit in my jar. Then you can strain it through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
Perfect when poured over ice and a splash of cream.
- Ground coffee
- Jar or container
- Fine mesh strainer
- Measuring cup
- Using the 4:1 ratio, combine your desired amounts of water and coffee. Set out on the counter for 12 hours or up to 24 hours. The next day, stir lightly and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Store in the fridge.
- To serve, pour over ice and add desired sweetener or cream.