I love coffee. It’s really something (as a mom who is up all night and dealing with two kiddos at home all day) that I have come to appreciate more than I ever thought I could. I like coffee all kinds of different ways, but iced is absolutely my favorite variety this time of year. With my kids running crazy, it sure is nice to have my coffee ready when I need it…and that is exactly what I have every morning! Forget the Keurig, I am going to show you how to make a batch of coffee concentrate overnight that will last you a week (or a day or two if you’re like me)!
It’s so simple, and you don’t need a coffee maker of ANY kind! Just coffee, water and a coffee filter (or cheesecloth)!
- 1 cup ground coffee (regular or decaf!)
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 coffee filter or cheesecloth
- Measure 1 cup of ground coffee and place it into a bowl or pitcher. Pour in 4 cups of filtered water and mix until combined.
- Let your coffee/water mixture sit in your refrigerator overnight, about 12-14 hours (up to 24).
- Strain your coffee mixture through your filter of choice and store in a container with a lid!
- Can be kept for up to 6 days in the fridge.
When I strained my coffee mixture, I used the lid portion of my iced tea maker because it’s made to hold the coffee filters and strain the liquid into a pitcher. You can also secure the filter or cheesecloth to the top of a pitcher using a rubberband!
You can use it for an iced coffee:
If you like your coffee black, simply add extra water and ice
If you like a latte, pour about 1 cup of the concentrate into a glass and finish off with milk/creamer
You can use it hot too!
Simply heat up the desired amount of concentrate, adding water if you like it black or milk/creamer for a latte!
My preffered drink right now is an Almond Milk Latte with a splash of CoffeeMate’s Girl Scout Caramel and Coconut non-dairy creamer (thanks to a dairy sensitive nursing baby).
However you choose to enjoy your coffee, it is now ready in seconds with your concentrate on-hand!