I am not a coffee connoisseur by any means.
Truth be told, I enjoy one mug full every morning and that 's just about it for me.
Anything more gives me the jitters and an icky stomach.
And...I am not into those uber strong coffees, either!
My go to has been Folger's "Breakfast Blend"...
aka "Breakfast Blah" by hubby.
He likes his STRONG....
So I make mine first in our Bunn coffee pot, then when he gets up he just adds his dark roast grounds to what's in there from me and gets himself a nice big cup of stuff you could stand a spoon in.
Cold Brew in my french press
But lately my coffee has been sort of...nasty tasting.
In other words, I was choking it down in the morning.
After asking around Facebook, I had a couple of friends recommend cold brewed coffee.
Typically meant for iced coffee, it can also be used for a hot cup.
Easy peasy is the name of the game, and this fits the bill.
You do not even need a french press, but since I have one, I am using it.
Simply take 1 cup of coffee grounds
(I splurged and got some fresh coffee beans at the grocers this week)
and place them in your french press.
Add 2 cups of spring water.
(I used our well water)
Let sit for 10 minutes.
Cover with plastic wrap for 12 - 24 hours.
I did 12...
Remove plastic and press grounds.
You should have about 1 1/2 cups of coffee concentrate.
Since there is still a bit of sediment in the concentrate I poured it through a strainer lined with a coffee filter.
See all the ick on it?
I then put 1/3 cup of the concentrate in my mug and added water to nearly full.
Added some cream and the tiniest pinch of sea salt and heated it all up in a pot on the stove.
The BEST cup of coffee I have had in a long time.
No funky cigarette butt taste in my mouth.
Just a nice, smooth cup of coffee.
Good to the last drop.
Try it for yourself and see if you don't love it, too!
In Christ alone,
PS...Keep the concentrate in a small jar in the fridge....you can also make a larger batch of this...the sources I have say it is good for a week or more