Cold Brew for One

Cold Brew Coffee for One

July 24, 2014 · 0 comments

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Growing up in Seattle I like to think I know a good cup of coffee when I see it. With Café Vita, Vivace and Victrola at your fingertips it’s hard not to be a snob.

I have always been a lover of iced coffee. I’d drink an iced coffee in a snowstorm. It’s a year round thing for me. And finding the perfect glass is like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Some are too bitter, some are too watery, but this one – it’s just right.

So go brew some up tonight. After dinner and before your programs, then set it and forget it. You’ll be like a kid on Christmas when you wake up in the morning.

Side Note: When picking out coffee beans try and find Iced Coffee Blend if you can. These beans will be bolder which translates better when making cold brew. If you can’t find Iced Coffee Blend get any bold roast you can.

Cold Brew for One
3 C room temperature water (24 ounces)
3 heaping spoonfuls of coffee grounds

Small pitcher
-a jar would work just as well
-I use a tea ball strainer that I took apart. Any fine mesh strainer will do.

1 large serving

Measure out 3 heaping spoonfuls of coffee grounds and place in a pitcher.

Make sure your coffee grounds are coarsely ground. This will prevent any little coffee bits from making their way thru the strainer.

Fill your pitcher with room temperature water. Give it a good stir. Cover and set out on your counter at room temperature for 12 hours.


Once you’re reached you’re 12 hour mark you’re ready to pour. Grab your glass and fill with ice.

Take your strainer and place on top of your glass. Pour your cold brew slowly and carefully thru the strainer and into your glass. I always make a little mess in this process. These things happen. You’ll end up with a little bit of grounds at the bottom of your glass. But that just means it’s real.

Voila! Now go conquer your day. Happy trails.


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