Ready to save money by making your own cold brew coffee at home? It’s easy!
See directions below along with some fun drinks to make with cold brew coffee.
Have you noticed the new thing popped up at coffee places everywhere is this pricey thing called cold brew coffee?
It’s smooth and less acidic and costs a small fortune because it slow brews for hours.
And while it tastes wonderful,
it’s hard to pay $5 a pop for a cup of coffee in the drive-thru.
So I learned how to make strong cold brew coffee at home. Of course I did, lol.
Not only do I drink cold brew coffee plain, with my favorite creamer, of course…
but I also learned how to use coffee concentrate to make my own espresso drinks at home.
Now THAT’S a double money-saver!
And to save even MORE money,
hubby and I buy large economical bags of ground coffee or coffee beans to make our cold brew coffee concentrate at home.
Sam’s, Costco, and GFS are great places to find bulk ground coffee or coffee beans for making cold brew coffee at home.
Because honestly, cold brew coffee concentrate does take a lot of coffee grounds per serving.
Finding large economical bags truly will make it DIY cold brew coffee even more affordable.
That’s right, cold brew coffee is strong enough to work like espresso.
And I’m saving loads of money making my own lattes at home. Woohoo!
No more pulling out the bulky espresso machine that takes way too much space on my counters.
Making cold brew coffee in the French press saves the days.
And hey, if you don’t have a French press, a simple ball jar and mesh strainer will do.
Shall we get to it?
Here’s how to make your own cold brew coffee at home.
Mommy fuel, here we come.
HOW TO MAKE COLD BREW COFFEE
Put 2/3 cup of ground dark coffee into a French press (affiliate) or large ball jar with a lid.
Add 2-2/3 cup of cold water and stir together the grounds and water.
Put the lid on.
Let the mixture brew on the counter at room temperature for 16 hours.
After 16 hours, strain the coffee concentrate from the grounds.
Pour the liquid coffee concentrate into a jar for storage.
Seal with a lid and refrigerate your coffee concentrate for up to a week.
PRO TIP: We put our strained out coffee grounds into the compost or directly into the garden for fertilizer.
HOW TO DRINK COLD BREW COFFEE CONCENTRATE
For cold brew coffee, use one part concentrate to one part water.
For lattes, use one part concentrate with equal part milk or your favorite dairy-free milk.
Flavor your cold brew coffee or latte with your usual suspects: creamer, sugar, syrups, etc.
See some of my favorite cold brew coffee recipes below!
COLD BREW COFFEE RECIPES
This was originally posted in March 2016.