Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cold-brewed Coffee, the BEST!

Headed to Starbucks for an iced latte? Turn yourself right around and head back home this minute, because I've got a home brew that'll rival anything you could get there.

Actually, Christy Jordan from Southern Plate has the brew. I'm just sharing it with you. And it's "cold-brewed," right on your kitchen counter. How much easier does it get than that?

Here's the recipe:

Cold Brew Coffee

  • 1 Cup ground coffee
  • 32 ounce container (1 quart)
  • Strainer
  • Large basket type coffee filters
Place ground coffee in container, fill with cold water. Cover and let sit on your kitchen counter for twelve to fifteen hours. Place strainer over large bowl and put coffee filter inside. Slowly pour over about half of the coffee and let sit until strained. Replace filter and repeat.
To make regular coffee: place equal parts coffee concentrate and water in cup and heat.
To make iced coffee: Place equal parts concentrate and milk in glass. Add ice, sweetened as desired. You may find my preference for iced coffee a bit strong for you so leave room to add some water to weaken it if need be!

Using a 1/2 cup of the coffee concentrate, I add 3/4 cup of skim milk, three Truvia packets (I love it sweet!), some ice, then top if off with Light Whipped Cream (15 calories per two tablespoons). And...

Voila! It's the perfect mid-morning or any-time-of-the-day pick-me-up! And so easy!

This cold-brewed coffee has the full-bodied flavor of espresso without the bitterness, and ahem...goes wonderfully well with dark chocolate.

I shared the recipe with Deb Raney yesterday, and she's already making hers as we speak. Deb, I look forward to seeing how you like it!

You can get the full "how to" on making this cold-brewed coffee from Christy's website. She gives great step-by-step instructions on all her recipes, along with pictures, which is super. Love that woman's website, and her cookin'!

Now that I'm caffeined up, it's back to writing!

P.S. Thank you, Sometimes Sweet Karen Ball, for the B&H beverage mug. It's fabulous. And totally leak-proof!


  1. This sounds super YUMMY!!! I just wanted you to know that I just finished Within My Heart and LOVED it!!! My friend and I have decided we are going to show up at your next book signing - even though we live 3 hours away! She has the book now and we can't wait until there is another one! What a gift God has given you and thank you for using it to His glory!

  2. Thanks, Becky! What an encouragement to get this tonight, especially when I have miles to go on word count yet for today. Bless you, gal! Can't wait to hug your neck at the next signing! And if ever I'm in your neck of the woods, I'll let you know. Hugging you from Nashville...

    Enjoy that coffee! It's fabulous! I'm already looking forward to having it again tomorrow. LOL!

  3. Tammy, I'm sipping my cold brewed coffee this morning (reconstituted, black and hot, no sweetener) and it's wonderful. It really does take the bitterness out to cold brew it! Maybe I'll try it iced with milk this afternoon. (But not THREE packets of Truvia! Holy cow, woman, you're sweet enough!!)

  4. Yay, Deb! Enjoy! And honey, I DO need the Truvia! Imagine what I'd be like without it. : } Off to make my latte. Been looking forward to it since 12:45AM this morning!

  5. Will try your latte recipe Tammy, sounds yummy. But I'm a decaf gal so hope it taste as good as yours.
    Take care!

  6. A decaf gal... Wow, Veronica. I respect you even more now. :)

  7. Uh-oh...I don't remember Christy's website mentioning that this was a one-day supply!! My pretty little Mason jar is almost empty and the morning is still young! Mine is fully caffeinated, Veronica, and I'm blazing through my work this morning! ; )

    [Oh, how funny! My word verification word is "slerpet" How did they know!?!]

  8. respect me even more...LOL You crack me up!
    However you may not respect me if you experienced me on caffeine. When ever I have the occasional Diet Coke, my co-workers go "Uh-Oh" (seriously) because they KNOW I am going to be a wacky woman for at least an hour after I drink it.
    I am aleady an extrovert, love people AND LOVE to talk, so add to that some caffeine and you have Lady DY-NO-MITE!!!! I get the super human ability to talk at the speed of 10,000 words a minute all while settling the problems of every student or staff member that comes my way while having an intermittenr attack of the giggles.
    Bottom line Caffeine gives me a big 'ol BUZZ and it can get UGLY!!!! LOL
    So Miz Tammy THAT is why I am a decaf Gal...and my co workers love me for it..I think...or at least until they see me with that Coke can LOL

  9. LOL at "slerpet," Deb. How fitting!

    And Veronica, I have to ask... Have you had caffeine today? ROFLOL. Just kidding! Loved all that. And love & appreciate you!

  10. MMMMMMMMM... sounds luscious.. thank you, just what I needed today, have a beautiful day.. love ya bunches, hugs and prayers, always, Marti

  11. I follow Christy's website. I have this recipe of hers but have not tried it yet. Everything she makes looks so good.

  12. Fun that you follow Christy's site too, Patsy. And Marti, drink up! ; ) I'm off to make mine now!


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