it’s springtime. and that means that as temperatures rise our waking hours get a little later and our non-waking hours get a little nonwakier and we all have to go to work and pretend to be human beings. while listlessly gazing out the window into the sunshine and wishing we were napping in mccarren park.
because of this hot heat and no sleep and desperate need for caffeine phenomenon that is rapidly rising with the temperature, my coffee budget is also on the up and up. the hot percolator coffee from my stovetop or drip drip americana from the community office pot just isn’t refreshing. and while i’m proudly funding a new back patio at konditori on manhattan ave with my daily $4 cold brew purchase, it’s been eating into my budget for everything else.
and thus, enters, the you-do at home cold brew.
what you need
1/2 lb whole bean coffee (highly recommend gumpy’s, oslo, or stumptown)
bean grinder (or you can get it freshly ground when it’s purchased as long as you use right away)
a large bowl
cheese cloth (i had a little trouble finding this but they sell it at the garden on manhattan ave)
grind beans to a medium-course grind.
dump into bowl
fill bowl with water- water to coffee ratio should be about 3:1.
put the bowl in the refrigerator over night and wait. (you can sleep too if you want.)
remove bowl and strain liquid through cheese cloth.
enjoy, my friends. and now let’s go spend your savings on fun.