You don’t have to hit up a coffee shop to get your iced coffee fix. Cold brew coffee is smooth and less acidic than your typical iced coffee, which is usually brewed hot, then chilled. Cold brew coffee is also simple to make, if you have a few gadgets on hand and your favorite coffee beans. I used Ethiopian coffee beans by Counter Culture, but you can use whatever floats your boat.
Quick disclaimer: Coffee is not meant to replace water. Always drink water throughout the day. Stay hydrated, especially after a workout and during a heat wave. Coffee is just a nice treat to have on the side.
COLD BREW COFFEE
Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull adapted from Jamie Oliver
- ½ cup ground coffee (coarsely ground)
- 4 cups cold, filtered water
- 2 quart-sized Mason jars or other large glass containers
- A coffee grinder
- Cheese cloth (for filtering) or French Press
- Grind coffee beans into large, course grounds – no smaller than breadcrumbs. You aren’t looking for typical fine coffee grinds, those will give you a cloudy, dusty consistency.
- Combine ½ cup coffee grounds with 4 cups cold, filtered water. You can divide mixture between two glass Mason jars. This will allow you to stir/shake with a little room to spare.
- Seal jars with metal or plastic lids (available on Amazon) and let sit for 12-24 hours. Leave them on the counter at room temp. or place in the refrigerator.
- After brewing for desired time (I suggest 24 hours if you can wait), filter mixture through a cheese cloth or pour into a French Press and filter that way.
- Pour over ice, add creamer (I suggest Wildwood Soy Creamer), a bit of stevia if desired, and enjoy!
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Saturday 7/9/16
8:30 AM Saturday Co-Ed Boot Camp – Coach Jentry – Battle Ropes and Kettle Bell Slamdown!
Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Sunday 7/10/16
9:00AM Sunshine Orinda Sleepy Hollow Co Ed PRIVATE Class – Coach Piper – Sets N Reps