VeganMoFo: Cold Brew Coffee {Recipe}

This post is kind of out of season depending on what type of coffee drinker you are. Like I’ve mentioned in the past week or so I drink my coffee iced almost exclusively. I never buy a Hot Coffee at a coffee shop. The only time I drink it hot is the occasional time at home that I don’t have cold coffee waiting for me in the fridge. 

My favorite way to make coffee is the Cold Brew Method. You need to think ahead with this method because it needs to brew for at least 12 hours. I like to start it in the early evening so by the time I wake up in the morning it’s ready to go after it’s been strained. 

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I make cold brew a few different ways using either a large French Press, Mason Jar or a large pitcher. My favorite way is the Mason Jar. It makes a smaller amount but I find it’s easier to deal with and I like to give the coffee a shake once in awhile while it’s brewing. The mason jar also takes up less room in my fridge which tends to be stocked with food at all times!

Its really easy. I pour water into the jar, freshly grind up my favorite coffee bean, add it to the jar, screw on the lid and shake like crazy. Then it sits on the counter for 12 hours and I shake it up once in awhile before I go to bed. 

When I wake up in the morning I strain it through a fine mesh strainer either lined with cheesecloth, a coffee filter or if I’m out of both of those some paper towels. Try to leave the coffee grinds in the jar until the end or they will stop up the straining process and it can take a long time if that happens. I really find the paper towel in a fine mesh strainer to be the best and easiest way to go about this. Experiment with the 3 choices. I then rinse out the mason jar and pour the coffee back in for safe keeping.

Once strained it’s ready to go. Either serve immediately over ice with your favorite non dairy milk or store in the fridge for later. This method of brewing makes the coffee last for days if not weeks at a time. 

Cold Brew Coffee
I use a 1 Quart Mason Jar when making this recipe. You can use any size container you please just keeping in mind that for every 1 cup of water you grind up 1/4 cup of beans. Feel free to use more or less beans. I happen to like a very strong coffee.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups cold filtered water
  2. 3/4 cups whole coffee beans, coarsely ground
Instructions
  1. Fill your mason jar with cold water and ground coffee beans.
  2. Securely attach the lid and shake.
  3. Leave on your counter for at least 12 hours.
  4. Strain into another jar, bowl or large measuring cup with a fine mesh sieve and either cheese cloth, coffee filter or paper towels.
  5. Rinse out the mason jar the coffee was brewed in and pour the coffee concentrate back in securing with the lid and place in the fridge until ready to be used.
Notes
  1. This is a coffee concentrate so it will be very strong! You can dilute the coffee with water if you prefer a weaker coffee or if you are like me I just dilute it with almond milk.
  2. The coffee concentrate can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
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11 Comments on VeganMoFo: Cold Brew Coffee {Recipe}

  1. Cadry
    September 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM (3 years ago)

    This is awesome! Like you, I drink cold coffee almost exclusively and really prefer it. However, I’ve just been brewing coffee in the coffee maker and then popping it in the fridge. I’m excited to try your method for cold brewing instead.

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    • Jenna
      September 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM (3 years ago)

      I do the same sometimes Cadry but this is my preferred way. The cold brew method makes the coffee smoother tasting and less acidic!

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  2. lysette
    September 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM (3 years ago)

    Old room temperature coffee – gross. Chilled in the fridge – delicious!
    Though I agree, the cold brewing method makes a finer tasting coffee.
    Thanks for the mason jar idea. I saw a method that involved a big long Tupperware container and the sloshyness of it looked precarious and nauseating.

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  3. kendy
    September 16, 2014 at 10:24 AM (3 years ago)

    i make cold brew using my french press! it is so much better than coffee out. usually any iced drink at a coffee place is super watery and bland.

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  4. Eileen
    September 16, 2014 at 2:39 PM (3 years ago)

    Out of season, whatever! Iced coffee is universal. :) (Especially since the west coast is in the middle of an actual heat wave.) I could use a big jar of this cold brew right now!

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