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.