Does that rhyme or is it just my time?
Okay I will stop, I swear..
So I feel like I owe it to the "blog-community" of America.. to tell you what I thought of that new recipe for Cold Brew Coffee I stumbled upon the other day. First let me just say, I first read about Cold Brewing Coffee from a friend on FB then I saw it again on Pioneer Woman HERE. I loved her recipe.. but right off the bat, I didn't have something to strain these coffee grounds with or a giant 12 qt container to mix the two in... and she had the cutest dispenser for it too..
So I went with what I got... and that was my French Press. Now, how did I figure out that I could "cold" brew in my French Press, is beyond me! I felt like when I put 2 and 2 together, a giant lightbulb went on with the captions "Genius". I figured my French Press has a "thingy" that drains the grounds.. why not? Brilliant, I tell you!!
So, again.. I used what I had... Not the strongest coffee, The Breakfast Blend, actually that's the weakest one! When I bought it last month I was thinking of taking it easy on the bold coffees.. What was I thinking? But Breakfast Blend it was.
I tried the first link HERE.
My conclusion. Bleh.. did not like it.. I don't understand why she brewed it and added another cup of cold water after the fact.. to me it just watered it down. Not happy, poured it in the sink and went to my Keurig.
The second link HERE.
Now this.. this is what I'm talking about.. we had the same sized Bodum French press so our ratios were the same. I soaked, er I mean brewed the coffee after cleaning up the dishes from dinner.. And woke up this morning, well had my hot coffee at 5:30 am first.. then poured that magical concoction of goodness around 10am into a iced filled glass.. and *ahhhh* very good.
NOW.. I will have to try a stronger and bolder coffee to get the full effect... but so far this works for me.
Next.. Pioneer Woman's recipe, first I need a giant container that will hold my iced coffee in the fridge for days!!!