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Super Easy Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

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My current favorite after lunch pick me up… Perfect for summers or the super hot weather in Singapore… I’m a label freak and whenever I see the sugar content in the 3 in 1 premix coffee, it scares me. Too much sugar for 1 cup! Not forgetting the tons of stuff they add in which I can hardly pronounce. Yes, I still take my morning hot coffee, alternating 3 in 1s and the Nespresso capsules.

I’m lactose intolerant, therefore making it harder for me to be able to just head out and drink the gourmet coffees that are available. I constantly have to ask if they can make my coffee with soy milk, or if they have lactose free milk available. In the USA, most shops have dairy free options as the education on food and nutrition is easily available there. In Singapore, not much. I’ve asked a few coffee places, and most of them tell me, “Sorry Miss, we are not Starbucks.” But… your prices are almost like Starbucks, so what is it that you are saying that Starbucks has and you don’t?

Omg, that was rant-y. Ok, so I came across the idea of making cold brew coffee, which is suppose to be more beneficial and gentler on the stomach.  The reason people use hot water to brew coffee, is because it accelerates the process and gets you on the go, fast. The heat also causes the coffee to become more acidic, which gives the coffee a distinct taste that coffee lovers enjoy.

If you notice, more coffee shops in the USA are starting to cold brew their coffee, and more products are being created for the cold brewer in mind.

Benefits of Cold Brew Coffee:

  •  Easy to make.

Try out the recipe I post below and you’ll see why.

  •  Less acidic – better for your body.

We all know how acidity is bad for the body, especially when you are dealing with illnesses.

  •  Gentle on the stomach

If you have a sensitive stomach like me, this is going to work well for you.

  •  Flavor.

You have a wider range of coffee to choose from. No longer limited to capsules coffee. Go for gourmet and enjoy the flavors from the variety of coffee beans available.

  • Less bitter.
  • Caffeine boost!

HELLO! Thats why I drink coffee. I’m sure this applies to all coffee addicts. Its like recharging your batteries.

Enjoy the recipe!

 Recipe adapted from chow.com

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Super Easy Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
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My current favorite after lunch pick me up... Perfect for summers or the super hot weather in Singapore...
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 10 mins
Passive Time
12 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 10 mins
Passive Time
12 hours
hissavvywife.com
Super Easy Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
Print Recipe
My current favorite after lunch pick me up... Perfect for summers or the super hot weather in Singapore...
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 10 mins
Passive Time
12 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 10 mins
Passive Time
12 hours
Ingredients
Servings: cups
Instructions
  1. Measure & add coffee grounds to pitcher. Add water and stir. If using a mason jar, shake it up! Leave at room temperature for 12 hours.
  2. Line a fine mesh strainer with a coffee filter, or cheese cloth. I tried with a paper towel and it worked well too. Slowly pour the coffee into the filter until all the liquid has been filtered. This will take a while. Let it drip slowly, don't force the liquid through. Discard the coffee grounds.
  3. Pour into clean container and chill in refrigerator. You may store up to a week. Or if you're impatient like me, proceed to serving. :)
  4. To serve: Pour an equal amount of coffee concentrate & milk. Top with ice. Add sweetener of choice. I mixed mine in a mason jar, covered it, and shook it, which resulted in the foamy topping. Alternatively, you can make it ice blended like Starbucks.
  5. Enjoy your coffee & thank me later. :)
Recipe Notes

1) Try flavoring during the steeping process with a cinnamon stick or star anise. Something like a chai coffee.

2) I topped my coffee with cinnamon powder before shaking it. I love cinnamon in everything.

3) Flavor with syrups, eg. vanilla, cocoa, almond.

I love it and will keep a regular supply of this coffee in my fridge. I would also love to experiment with different types of coffee grounds to try the different flavors.

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