I shared a few weeks ago that I was attempting to make my own decaf cold brew at home. It is safe to say that I have developed a complete addiction to Rise Cold Brew. The last thing I want to be is dependent on caffeine. While teaching from home, I would have a can each morning. The flavor is incredible, and I love that I can easily grab a few cans whenever I’m grocery shopping at Whole Foods. It is also significantly less-acidic than typical coffee. That being said, I really dislike the fact that there is so much caffeine in each can. I am the type of person who drinks coffee for the taste, not the energy boost.
After scouring the internet, the I found that decaf cold brew doesn’t exist. I guess it sort of defeats the purpose, which is, less acid, more caffeine. I just want less acid, smooth taste, but hold the extra caffeine. So, I decided that I would try to make my own cold brew at home. It would cut down my caffeine consumption and even save a little money on the grocery bill each week.
What you need
- A french press: I ordered this one from Amazon. The price point is great, and it works well.
- A mesh strainer
- Cold, filtered water
- Coarsely ground coffee beans (I will talk more about the amount in the next paragraph)
- Milk of your choice (I use Califa’s Coconut Almond blend)
- Maple syrup
Making cold brew at home
I measure out one cup of coffee and place it in the bottom of the french press. As I mentioned above, I choose a decaf coffee. Then, I fill the french press with cold water all the way to the top. I let it brew in the fridge for about 12 hours before pouring the mixture through a mesh strainer. It keeps in the fridge for up to a week. Finally, it’s ready to serve. I love pouring it over ice and adding Califa’s Coconut Almond Blend and a splash of maple syrup. It really is that easy.