I know what you’re thinking, the weather is getting cooler – why are you drinking cold brewed coffee?? Here’s a little fun fact about me: I ALWAYS drink my coffee over ice. Year-round. No matter what. Don’t ask me why, but I’ve just never been a fan of hot drinks. So when Locals Coffee reached out to me asking if I would like to try out their cold brew coffee filters, I HAD to try it out!
I normally brew fresh espresso at home with our espresso machine (we have this one), but it can be time consuming when I’m in a hurry. That’s what I have been loving about cold brew, I make it ahead of time and it is ready to go for the rest of the week. So on those rushed mornings I can still enjoy my cup of joe without the hassle of getting the espresso machine up and running. And with Locals Disposable Cold Brew Filters, the homemade brewing process is easy-peasy! Not to mention they are available on Amazon! (And you know how much I love Amazon! 😉 )
Here’s how you make it:
- Locals Cold Brew Filter
- Your favorite ground coffee (we used Starbucks House blend which worked fine, but cold brew grinds would be better!)
- 2qt pitcher (we used this one)
Add 8 scoops of coffee grinds into the filter, then pull drawstring tight, and tie to seal in grounds.
Place coffee filter inside a standard 2qt pitcher and fill with water. (Make sure you soak all of the grinds by gently pressing on the filter)
Let soak for 24-48hrs in refrigerator.
Remove filter and ENJOY!
I have been loving the convenience of having cold brew coffee in the fridge. Plus, it’s a great option for traveling (or any situation where a coffee maker isn’t available). So much cheaper than a daily trip to Starbucks! Checkout how I sweeten up my cold brew with the homemade recipe below!
HOMEMADE CINNAMON DOLCE COFFEE SYRUP
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup water
1 5-inch cinnamon stick
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and the sugar has dissolved (about 5 minutes).
Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
Remove cinnamon stick.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Try the recipe for yourself and let me know what you think! For more of my recipes, click here!
Comment below if you’re a little nutty like me and enjoy iced coffee year-round! (For all of you normal coffee drinkers, pin the image at the top save this post for the warmer months so you can enjoy some homemade cold brew too! 🙂 )
Thanks to Locals Cold Brew Filters for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
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