Cold brew coffee is a coffee concentrate. It is very important that you use a specialty grade coffee because lesser grades do have contaminants in them. As a certified coffee grader, I only allowed Specialty Grade coffees in my roaster. There is not one defect that will affect the quality of the cup and only 5% of the world’s coffee makes that grade. With that being said here’s how you can enjoy your favorite coffee shop coffee at home for under $1.00.
9 C Cold water
1lb course ground coffee
Steep for 12 hours in the fridge or on the counter
You can use a French press or a Toddy to strain the grounds
Store this in your refrigerator in a covered glass jar
Iced Vanilla Latte
Fill 16oz cup with ice
2oz cold brew concentrate
Splash of dairy, soy, almond milk, etc.
2oz Vanilla syrup
Top with dairy, soy, almond milk, etc
Tip: You never want to pour syrup directly on coffee because it will give it an off taste. The nice thing about this is that you can make it as strong or as week as you like it. You can also drink the concentrate hot by adding hot water-never boil the coffee concentrate. You can heat it to take the chill off.