Cold Brew Coffee

The question we many times ask ourselves is if our pockets are deep enough to handle our caffeine addiction. The answer is unclear, but if you are anything like us, the answer’s no. DIY is the new potato and the best way to save those dollars.  In three quick steps you can get your cold brew, well, brewing. Let it steep while you get your beauty sleep on and in the morning you will have the perfect cold brew to throw over ice. For extra DIY-cool points make your cold brew in a mason jar like they do over in Brooklyn.

Step 1: Combine 1 3/4 cups coarsely ground coffee and 3 1/2 cups cold water in your container. Make sure your coffee beans are coarse and not too fine, otherwise you will be left with a gritty brew.

cold-brew-recipe ice coffee recipe

Step 2: Let your brew steep in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

ice coffee recipe

Step 3: Pour the mixture through a strainer lined with a coffee filter into a pitcher. Your brew is now complete. Get some ice and milk and you are good to go.

brew cold coffee at home

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.