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Cold Brew Coffee Brewing

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Cold brew coffee is delicious! I don't know what else I can say about it. The cold brew process gives you great flavor without heavy acidity taste. But getting it every day can be costly, just like buying hot coffee everyday. But hot brew coffee machines are much easier to come by than cold brew ones. Yet, it's not too hard to make your own simple one.

What you will need:

1 (or 2) Foldgers 27.8 oz plastic coffee can with lid (empty)
1 3/4 - 2 cups Ground Coffee to brew
25oz. COLD water
2.5 qt. pitcher
Coffee Filter
Stirring Stick
Scissors or Knife (use with care)



Here is the basic plan

1. Put the water and coffee grounds in the empty can
2. Let brew overnight
3. Cut a hole in the top of the lid of the coffee can and add the filter
4. Drain brewed coffee into the pitcher
5. Enjoy!

The brewing process does take a while. I prefer to mix everything in the evening and let it brew overnight. Then in the morning it is ready to go.
 
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Step 1: Combine Water and Coffee Grounds

In the empty coffee can, combine the water and coffee grounds.

I use 2 cups of grounds for a little stronger flavor.
You'll need to experiment with how much to use for your personal tastes.

Then fill the can nearly full of water.
MAKE SURE YOU USE COLD WATER!!!
Something right out of the fridge would work best.
One time I used warm water and it tasted so wrong.

You can also make it a more concentrated version by using more coffee grounds or less water, then add additional water when you are pouring yourself a glass.

Stir up everything with your stirring stick so that all of the grounds are wet.

(optional) you can also put the lid back on and shake it around. 
I'll swirl it around on the counter-top so I don't have to lift it up and rick spilling everything.
cattyb1 year ago
I was lucky enough to find a handled strainer that fits perfectly on top of my pitcher and exactly holds a standard size coffee filter. I "brew" in a 2 quart Rubbermaid bottle then pour through the lined strainer.
A lot less messy and the results are still fabulous!
gorth2 years ago
Just use a plastic bag such as a slow cooker liner. When you let the coffee filter then the bag will collapse allowing the constant equalization of air pressure.
CrLz3 years ago
Nice, always wanted to brew cold. Will try tonight, see how it is tomorrow.
CrLz CrLz3 years ago
Tastes good! Thanks for the ible.
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cyancdesign (author)  CrLz3 years ago
Glad you enjoyed. Cold brew is the only type I stick with these days.
l8nite3 years ago
very very interesting ! Thank you for sharing
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Awesome!