With the weather warming up, now is the time for me to switch from hot coffee in the morning to cold. In the past, I would have just brewed coffee the normal way and let it come down in temperature naturally but a few weeks ago a friend of mine told me about cold brewing coffee. He said that it was a lot smoother in flavor and definitely the way to go. Since I talked to him about it, I noticed that there are a couple of companies selling cold brewed coffee in stores for in my mind, kind of a lot of money so I decided to give it a shot.
What I came up with is a cold brewed coffee method that makes a coffee concentrate rather than just a regular strength cup that traditional brewing makes. This way you can customize how strong you want your coffee by diluting it with water or drinking it straight up. I also added a couple of roughly chopped cinnamon sticks to the coffee while it was brewing to get the added benefit of blood sugar regulation and the illusion of sweetness that cinnamon gives.
- Combine organic coffee, cinnamon sticks and water in a large airtight glass container and stir to combine
- Seal container and leave on the counter to allow mixture to steep for at least 12 hours but up to 24 hours
- After coffee has properly steeped, pour mixture through a coffee filter or cheese cloth to separate the coffee grounds and cinnamon sticks
- Refrigerate coffee concentrate for up to 2 weeks
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