Cold Brew

Cold brew is super trendy.  It’s smooth and mellow and there are little to no bitter flavors in a super slow steeped cup.  In my mind it is kind of in the same family as the “sun tea” we used to brew on our back porch in the summer when I was a kid.  You pack a big old glass Hellman’s jar full of tea bags and just let it sit in the sun for hours.  It’s smooth and delicious and makes a great science experiment for bored children.
 I started my grown-up science experiment this morning; 2 oz. of coarsely ground coffee and 1 quart of filtered water – put into canning jars and tucked into the fridge for 12 hours.
(12 HOURS!!!! NOOOOOOO!)
Yes. Twelve hours.
It’s hard to fathom that my coffee won’t be ready until TOMORROW!  Yet, I have my fingers crossed that it will be worth it.
Let me tell you what’s not worth it – paying retail prices for a cup of cold brew at a drive through or bottled from a grocery store.
Come on people, I know we LOOOOOVE our iced coffee; but with a little planning ahead you can make your own awesome cold brew with an old mayonnaise jar.  (Sanitize it first).