Alright, it has been 24 hours from Part 1 and I am super excited to strain my cold brew. Are used a large glass measuring bowl with a strainer on top, and the cheese cloth on top of that. I just pour the liquid out and if any of the coffee grounds came out they were immediately caught by the cheesecloth. I ring out the cheesecloth to make sure that I got out all of the coffee brew. I then simply threw away the cheesecloth.
once all of the cold brew mixture was in the glass pitcher, I poured it into another glass pitcher to be stored into the fridge.
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In making the cold brew I wanted to have simple syrup and cream. Simple syrup is simply water with sugar melted in the water. To make simple syrup you just use equal parts water to equal parts sugar, for example one cup of sugar to one cup of water. I made a larger batch to keep in the fridge. I also purchased half-and-half from my local grocery store because I enjoy cream in my coffee.
Overall I was really pleased with how the cold brew turned out. You really make a strong coffee concentrate. I would suggest if you’re not a fan of strong coffee to add water to your cold brew, like you would add to tea when making iced tea. It was an extremely easy process and it yielded a really good quality iced coffee. I felt like I didn’t need to drink as much of the cold brew as I would a Starbucks iced coffee. I enjoyed that I was able to add my own cream and sugar to my personal preferences. I think that I would totally do this again and if you like iced coffee I would definitely recommend you trying it at home as well. Go To Part 1