Summer is here. It’s getting warmer (most of the time) and sometimes a hot coffee isn’t what you want. A few coffee places are starting to sell cold brewed coffee, this can be easily made at home with a bit of preparation and patience. You can make this as strong or as weak as you want. You can then add different amounts of sweeteners, cream and syrup as you want to change the taste of it, depending on the time you have you can leave it brewing for longer (although I don’t recommend much longer than 16 hours) There is a massive range of things you can do to change this and it will save you money in the long run compared to buying your own coffee every morning. This is also a great thing to serve at dinner parties, BBQ’s or any other guests you may have come over in the summer months.
If you have the equipment you can also make Iced Cappuccinos and Lattes which will give you an even greater diversity of things you can make.
What you need:
- Fresh Coffee Grounds/Coffee Beans
- Coffee filter
- Large Mason Jar
- Single Cream
- Ice Cubes
- Vanilla Extract
I always start with filtering my water. It is going to be sitting in the jar for 12-16 hours, this can change the flavour and make it gives it a slight chlorinated taste as you would if you drank a glass of water from 16 hours ago. You can add in some salt again if you use coffee as a hydrating drink.
I use roughly 4 heaped tablespoons of Coffee for every jar. This makes about 600 ML of coffee which for me is about 4 servings.
After I’ve filled the jar with Fresh Coffee and filtered my water. I simply mix them together and shake. At this point, you can add in vanilla beans or vanilla pods or even add in cinnamon. This will add flavour to the end product but make sure you don’t put too much in there to overpower the taste. A teaspoon of cinnamon is plenty. I just start with a black coffee and mix flavours at the end of the process.
I leave the mixture in the fridge for about 12 hours. If I get the chance and depending on when it’s brewing I will shake the coffee every few hours just to ensure it’s properly mixing. Over time, the coffee grounds and water will start to separate.
Once time is up, you will then use your filter to remove all the coffee grounds. I do this several times to make sure there are no grounds in there and you don’t get that gritty after taste. You will need 2 different jars for this to decant into.
At this point, you can start to drink it.
I suggest try mixing it with a sweetener or two, a little bit of vanilla extract and serve over ice. Once in the glass, you can pour cream over the top.
The Second Recipe.
I use this recipe for days when I need to sit down and concentrate in the mornings. I tend to stay fasted on these days up until about lunchtime as I find I work best then. There are calories in this but when I say I’m fasted I mean I won’t be eating a meal. The calories in this are mainly from fat/oils which in the mornings is my main source of energy.
I start with Kimera Koffee. I don’t know if it is the nootropics in it or a placebo affect but I do find a difference. I brew this normally with just a Cafetiere although I let the water cool down slightly below boiling as to not burn the coffee.
I mix in a teaspoon of coconut oil and some cinnamon. I can add some black pepper but it depends on my taste for the day as it’s very easy to add in too much and you will spoil the taste slightly.
Along with the coffee, I will take an Omega-3 supplement as these have been shown to increase cognitive function along with all the other benefits.
If you have never fasted before, consult your doctor first as it can be dangerous.