My husband and I are big iced (preferably cold brew) coffee lovers. We are constantly trying new flavours and reading reviews, similar to this Bulletproof Brain Octane Cold Brew Coffee Review, to rate all of the cold brew coffees out there. Yes, we really do love them! In fact, he was the one that had my try reintroducing coffee into my AIP diet when we were traveling across country from Nashville to CT. Before then, my last experience of iced coffee was not exactly a pleasant one (extreme nervous system stimulation and overload). After taking a break for over 3 years, and a great deal of healing, I was happily able to enjoy small amounts of caffeine again. That went on for some time, until I started experiencing symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis (see here), which is when my daily coldbrews officially ended. I’ve remained off coffee due to pregnancy and breastfeeding post-partum, however, that does not stop me from making a big batch for my husband every week. I know there are a few places online such as Best For Mums that say it’s fine to drink coffee while breastfeeding but I decided not to, but I digress. While most all grocery stores sell a variety of pre-made coldbrew, there really isn’t anything like making it at home. Instead of being a boring, bland flavor, you can customize the taste of your coldbrew through the beans you use and the amount of time you allow it to brew. My husband’s favorite whole-bean coffee is made by Onnit, which is why I decided to feature it in today’s recipe. My friend recommended beans from this coffee supplier Birmingham, which we definitely want to try when we get over the UK. If you thought going through the drive-thru was quick, try having your own stash of coldbrew at home. It saves both time AND money, so try it out!
Simple Homemade Coldbrew
- 8 oz whole Onnit coffee beans
- 5 quarts of cold water
- Weigh & coarsely grind 8 oz of Onnit coffee beans & place in a 8 quart Cambro container.
- Pour in 5 quarts of cold water and stir to combine with a chopstick.
- Cover the container with plastic wrap, poke with a few holes, and allow to brew at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
- Strain coffee into desired storage glasses and store in the fridge for 7-10 days.
- Pour a glass and enjoy!
Notes: The longer you brew your coffee, the stronger it will be.
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