My newest addiction: Cold Brewed Coffee! Easy how-to with photos inside ;)

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I love coffee. I do. When I was working full time, I drank 3-4 espressos every day. Not only because of the caffeine, obviously, but also because I love how it tastes. I drink my coffee black, no sugar, and only add a bit of skim milk {or soy milk} if I used a stovetop brewer.

For the past two weeks, I’ve been loving cold brewed coffee. I always have it in the fridge, and since I started making it, I’ve only had one espresso from our machine – and it was only because I had run out of the cold one. Not only it’s cheaper than our coffee pods, but it tastes awesome. And it’s really simple to make.

I have now perfected the ratio for my taste, but I can tell you that this is really good if you like a strong coffee. Don’t be fooled by the smooth flavor… it is really strong – and it will keep you awake at night if you’re having it in the last afternoon or evening… I know that for a fact… oops! 😛

So, you’ll need:

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– glass pitcher with 4 cups of water – about 960ml;
– 1/3 cup of strong ground coffee – I’m currently using a Portuguese brand called Sical, a very good coffee that you should try (available here);
– spoon, plastic wrap, coffee filters, clean pitcher to store the filtered coffee.

And this is how it’s done.

Mix the coffee in the water and cover with plastic wrap.

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Place in the fridge, somewhere where it can be still, for at least 12 hours. I’ve tried less time and it wasn’t as nice. =)

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After the brewing time, it’s filtering time. I don’t have a fancy filter and this process takes a while – about 20 minutes – so I place the filter on top of a strainer and that allows me to do something else while all the filtering is going on.

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And after all coffee is filtered, all you need is to have it the way you prefer. I’ve been loving with either skim or soy milk and I totally recommend that you try this! =) Look how pretty that coffee looks!

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I’m pretty sure this will also taste great hot in the cold weather, but I’ll keep you posted on that! 😉 Have a great week everyone!

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Sofia @ Something on Everything

I'm a 32 year old Portuguese Psychomotricist / Early Intervention Specialist that loves to write about everything! Here you'll find a lot of different and great topics, but lately I've been loving to write about Food, Fitness and DIY! Hope you enjoy it and follow me on a journey to a better self! Aside from the social media links on the top of the page, you can also connect with Sofia Linha on:Google+

4 thoughts on “My newest addiction: Cold Brewed Coffee! Easy how-to with photos inside ;)

  • August 27, 2013 at 11:40 am
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    I’ve never heard of cold brew. This looks especially appealing for hot summer days!

  • August 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm
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    Love it. I actually have a blog similar coming out soon! Haha! We did ours a little differently though.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • August 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm
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    I love coffee any which way and your method for cold brewed is great!!

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  • August 31, 2013 at 2:33 am
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    Stopping in from TGIF Link Party. I love coffee! Because I have a hard time sleeping at night, I have cut down on my caffeine, so I generally have one cup of caffeinated coffee a day and the rest is decaf. I love the taste.
    To cut down on calories, I have been using one creamer tub and skim milk lately. Not too bad. Thanks for the post. I’ll try it sometime.

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