#SlowdownSundays: How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Images by Craige Lee for the New York Times

Aside from shoes, our team here at Andanté swears by coffee. 

There is nothing that we love more than waking up to the smell of it, listening to it brew, and taking a sip as we start the day. But with the summer stepping in, we're taking the hot cup to a rest, and switching to a cooler alternative: the Cold Brew Coffee.

Unlike other ways to prepare coffee, Cold Brew Coffee is done slowly and steeped for over 12-15 hours. This translates to coffee that is less acidic, less bitter and sweeter, more full-bodied in flavour.

It's also quick and easy to make! Using only a glass jar, cheesecloth, and strainer, you can prepare a batch on a Sunday, and have fresh, homemade cold brew for the entire week. 

Here's how you can make one:

 

PREP TIME
5-10 minutes

YIELD
3 servings

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Large glass Jar
Cheesecloth or Coffee filter
Strainer
1 cup ground coffee (medium-coarse grind is the best)
3 cups cold water

 

 

 

PREPARATION

Step 1
Combine ground coffee and cold water in a jar. Cover and let it rest at room temperature for 12 hours.

Step 2
Strain twice using a cheese cloth or coffee filter placed on a strainer. Store the strained coffee in a jar or bottle, and keep in the refrigerator.

Step 3
To serve, pour your cold brew coffee in a tall glass filled with ice. Add milk or more water if desired.

 

 How do you like your coffee? Share it with us by leaving a comment below.

 

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