|Straining Cold Brewed Coffee|
But, a few weeks ago, while at Whole Foods, I spotted, drum roll please- Hazelnut Decaf coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My immediate thought was- I can cold brew this and have some flavored decaf! And because it's cold brewed, it won't be bitter! Hooray!
So what is cold brewed? It means you use cold water, and the process takes a little time. My sister is the person who taught me how to do this, over text message. 'Hey, I want to cold brew some coffee, how do I do that?' She responded, 'Put it in a pot with some cold water, stir it if you remember, leave it overnight, then strain it.' To which I responded, 'Do I have to refrigerate it?' Text message back, 'No, not really, but probably yes once you've strained it.' Well, two little people's bedtimes took priority and I forgot about this, so I did it during the day for 5 hours, and it still worked well! I used a screen-like strainer for the grounds, and I'd advise straining it twice, otherwise it is a little silt-y. Will it still be a slightly but bitter? Yes, because it's unsweetened coffee- but vs. regularly brewed coffee, you'll see a big difference :) I like mine with a little cream and a few ice cubes.