Now that the weather is warming up, I enjoy my coffee cold. Sometimes this means chilling my hot brewed coffee, but I also like to switch up my brewing methods. Here is how to cold brew coffee in your French press.
- Large French press
- 3/4 cup medium roast coffee beans or coarse coffee grounds
- 4 cups cold water
- Add 3/4 cup coarse coffee grounds to your French press.
- Add enough water to cover the grounds, and stir.
- Slowly pour in the rest of the water while stirring.
- Add the top, but don’t plunge.
- Place in the refrigerator to cold brew for at least 12 hours, no more than 24 hours.
- When your desired brewing time is up, slowly and evenly, plunge your French press.
- Pour your cold brew concentrate into a mason jar or pitcher.
- This is a concentrate, so when you are ready to drink it dilute with 1/4 to 1/2 water.
- Add ice, milk, or sugar to taste.
- Enjoy within the next 2 to 3 days.
Your cold brew will taste different than the same grounds brewed hot, a bolder flavor with less acid. The longer the brewing time the bolder the flavor. You can also adjust the water to coffee grounds ratio.