I am so thrilled to be able to get this recipe and how-to out to you all! I tried to include lots of pictures for the visual learners and will post a recipe recap at the end for those that want just the quick recipe. Read it in full and if you still have questions feel free to comment
Pour 3 cups of coffee into the mesh bag. You do not need to put the bag over the mason jar to do this, I just did so in order to demonstrate it and also get a picture. **Also, you don’t necessarily have to measure 3 cups. I usually just pour half the canister and save the second half for the next time I make it. A canister holds approximately 6 cups of ground coffee.
Tie off your mesh bag and place it in your mason jar.
Fill the mason jar to the top with room temperature water. Give the mesh bag a little shake around then cover with the jar lid, or a paper towel secured with a rubberband. *It’s totally ok if the string of the mesh bag is in the water too; it won’t hurt the bags at all.
Allow to sit on the counter for approx. 24 hours (totally ok if it’s a few less or a few more)
After 24 hours, come back, give the mesh bag a finally little shake around in the water, then pull it out and squeeze it to get out all the coffee goodness.
Consider keeping the grounds to re-brew for ice cubes (see below)
Using a funnel if you need it (mine came in a 3 pack from the dollar store!), fill your desired containers. **You could skip then entire step by investing in a mason jar with a spicket like I mentioned in step 1. In this case you would just remove the mesh bag and stick the entire gallon jug in the fridge for easy pouring whenever you want a cup)
place the mesh bag with the used grinds back into the mason jar and fill halfway with water. Allow this to steep on the counter for an additional 24 hours. This coffee will not be as strong, but is PERFECT for making cold brew ice cubes! They keep your brew nice and frosty without watering it down. I simply pour this less strong coffee into an ice cube tray and make the cubes just like you would regular ice.
Pour some of your cold brew into a mason jar then grab out your old brew cubes. Finish off with a splash of half&half, almond milk, or any other liquid of your choosing. Sweeten with sugar or maple syrup if you like.
Stick in a fun straw, stir, and ENJOY!
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SOME THINGS TO NOTE/COMMON QUESTIONS:
NOW, THE QUICK RECAP:
3 C Coarse Ground Coffee