Monday, November 23, 2020

French Press Cold Brew Coffee

 French Press Cold Brew Coffee

     I was introduced to cold brew coffee about 15 years ago when I was working at Starbucks. At the time they didn't have cold brew but one of my fellow baristas told me about a local coffee shop, Blue Line, that had started carrying cold brew. She told me the process of "brewing" the coffee without heat created a smooth, less acidic cup of coffee. Being the coffee lover that I am, I went to try it the first chance I could. I was hooked! Since then I have bought different types of systems to make my own cold brew at home. I have a large cold brew coffee system but some weeks I just want enough to last me a week and so I use a French Press to make it. This recipe makes a strong concentrate like you would get at a coffee shop. You use the concentrate and add water to make a smooth cup of coffee to your liking. You can serve it hot or cold, and also use the concentrate with milk to make more of a latte type drink. If you have digestive issues some people, myself included find cold brew coffee to a more gut friendly way to enjoy coffee.

French Press Cold Brew Coffee


4 oz. coarsely ground coffee

3 cups cold water


1) Place the ground coffee in the French Press.

2) Slowly pour the 3 cups of cold water over the grounds.

3) Stir gently to make sure all the grounds are wet.

4) Cover and let sit overnight or 12-14 hours.

5) Push the plunger on the french press down slowly and pour the liquid into a large jar to store.

6) To serve use a 1 to 1 ratio of water to coffee concentrate for a strong cup of coffee. To make a latte use 1/4 cup of concentrate to 8 oz. of your favorite type of milk. You can also add hot water to make a hot cup of coffee.

The concentrate will keep covered in the fridge for two weeks, if it lasts that long!


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