Josh and I are coffee junkies… but not in the way that we go to Starbucks every day. We don’t have enough money for that! So we usually make our coffee at home. We have a drip coffeemaker, an Aeropress, a French press, a Keurig (currently in storage), Korean instant coffee, and two Vietnamese coffee makers (these take time but probably the best way I’ve ever had my coffee). At least if the power ever goes out, as long as we have a way to heat water, we will have a way to make coffee!
We do like to go out sometimes for coffee on special occasions. At the beginning of September, we went to Extraordinary Desserts over by Balboa Park as part of a date. The dessert was excellent, but we really loved the coffee. I loved mine a little too much I think because I had two cups and I was up until 2 AM that night.
I first heard about cold-brew coffee from my brother. He talked about how the taste was different from regular brewed coffee, but I never really looked into it until cold-brew coffee ended up in my Ibotta app. I was curious about it and it was a $1.00 off rebate so I thought I’d give it a try. It ended up being really good! It was a little too expensive though for me to keep buying, so I forgot about cold-brew coffee until I saw a recipe in The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook Food From My Frontier. It looked so easy! I had to try it!
8 quarts of coffee concentrate in our fridge will literally take up half a shelf. So I cut it down to 2 quarts. I made my oldest son Corran help me with the fractions since he is learning about fractions right now in math.
Now, it just sits on the table for 12-24 hours. I think I’ll wait 24 hours so we get the fullest flavor. Then, it can go into the fridge for us to use in iced coffee!
To see what to do with the coffee concentrate after 24 hours, please visit The Pioneer Woman’s blog for the rest of the instructions!