French-Pressed Cold-Brewed Coffee. That's a mouthful (...of delicious coffee, that is).
As an avid coffee drinker, my caffeination comes in seasons. In autumn I get a hazelnut or a vanilla latte. During the winter I'm all about that peppermint mocha. Springtime is still a back & forth, but summer was made for iced coffee. Since cold-press coffee is all the rage, I decided to try making a batch of my own this weekend. Um, it's delicious. & totally not acidic, which is nice. Plus I discovered that by using my french press I was able to make a huge batch with very little effort on my part. I'm definitely seeing a lot of cold-pressed coffee in my future.
The amount of water & coffee I used was based on the rather large size of my french press. If you want to make a smaller batch, cut the recipe in half.
- 3/4 cups ground coffee
- 4 cups cold water
- Pour coffee grounds into bottom of french press.
- Slowly add cold water.
- Stir thoroughly, leaving no pockets of dry coffee grounds.
- Let sit in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 10 hours).
- Press the filter on the french press until all coffee is filtered. Pour into a separate container & store what you don't drink in the fridge. For extra smooth coffee, run through french press a second time.
I like my coffee with a little bit of cream in it, & this coffee is definitely good over ice. Later in the week I'm planning on making some flavored syrups to really up my in-home coffee game. Maybe I'll finally be able to reel in my addiction to coffeehouses.
Related // I just realized that this coffee mixed with milk & some one-step caramel sauce has the potential to be AMAZING.