Cold Brew Coffee

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Hello sweet summer time!  June is flying by in a flash and July is quickly approaching!  I love, love, love this time of year but just hate how fast it seems to go!  We have not even begun to touch our summer bucket list and it seems like we may be having to make some compromises on what we really want to do. :( Adulting sucks sometimes.  

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One thing I am super excited about doing this summer is having a booth with my awesome friend Crystal at the Grand Junction Farmer's Market.  She is an incredibly intelligent and talented herbalist who will be featuring some of her amazing skin care items {among other things} and I will of course be selling my jewelry!  I have been working away like crazy to prepare for it and have been making some special things just for the market.  Follow along on Instagram to see what I have been up to!

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With a super busy summer, coffee has been my friend lately.  There was a point where I had given up coffee and I had made peace with it.  Occasionally I had a latte if I was super desperate or as a little treat, but between trying to get pregnant, being pregnant and then nursing I had been off coffee for over 2 years.  That was until last month...  Man oh man it started calling my name when we went to Texas at the beginning of May.  There were long nights, long days and keeping a toddler happy that made me do it.  I have not looked back since.  You can find a reason to drink coffee anytime of year.  Cold outside?  Wake up to a hot cup of coffee!  Hot outside?  Have an iced coffee!  I am about to embark on a Candida cleanse {after Cash's birthday!  I can't miss out on the cake I am going to make him!} and will have to give up coffee then, so I guess I am indulging while I can. :)  

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So that brings me to this bad boy... the Toddy Coffee.  I have to thank my mom for getting me this!  It is a game changer.  I have tried the Pinterest tricks of doing cold brew which ended up with a huge mess and coffee grounds in my cold brew.  Womp womp. :(

All you do is add water and coffee to that big plastic jug which has a stopper and a filter.  Let it sit overnight.  When ready, take out the stopper, sit the jug on top of the glass decanter {see above picture}, walk away for an hour and come back to a decanter of cold brew.  The filter is super thick {not like a regular coffee filter} and is reusable!  It keeps all the coffee grounds out of the cold brew!  

I shared this on Instagram and my mom actually shared there that she uses flavored coffee too.  Great idea!  Now this makes strong cold brew, so I had to add half and half to mine to mellow it out.  I also added coconut milk vanilla creamer for a little vanilla flavor.  It tasted as good as the coffee shop iced vanilla latte. 

If you make this, make sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!  Or if you have another way that works for you, let me know!  I am up for trying new things. 

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Cold Brew Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 7 c water
  • 12 oz medium/dark roast coffee

Directions:

  1. Put the stopper in the bottom of the Toddy Coffee.  Dampen the filter and place on the inside in the Toddy Coffee at the bottom {it will fit snug}.  Add 1 c of water.
  2. To that add 6 oz of coffee.  Then add 3 c of water.
  3. Add another 6 oz of coffee.  Then add 3 c of water.  With a spoon push the coffee grounds under the water.  The Toddy Coffee instructions warn to not stir the coffee grounds, as it will plug the Toddy Coffee.
  4. Let brew overnight {12-18 hours} on your counter.
  5. Take the stopper out of the bottom of the Toddy Coffee and place it on top of the decanter.  I usually let it sit for about an hour, by that time it has pretty much drained out.
  6. Place lid on the decanter and put in the refrigerator.  
  7. Once chilled, enjoy!  I added some vanilla coconut creamer and half and half to mine.  It is strong just black!  

Note:  Add coffee grounds to your garden as fertilizer!  No waste here. :)

Cold Brew Coffee l wanderingroot.com
Cold Brew Coffee l wanderingroot.com