Updated: Aug 11, 2020
If you follow us on social media then by now you know that my love of coffee is actually a slight addiction. An addiction that I have no future plans of changing; and with the weather warming up, it's time for my coffee to cool down.
Before we get into how Southern Pecan Cold Brew is made, I have slight confession. Our Southern Pecan Coffee brewed hot is actually...not my favorite. I prefer a traditional medium roast, plain Jane coffee; but because we have had so many people who absolutely LOVE the Pecan Coffee, I was determined to find a way to enjoy it as much as our customers did and I have! This cold brew is delicious, refreshing, and most importantly it supplies big time on the caffeine.
What is cold brew? I am so glad you asked! Cold brew coffee is coffee that is brewed with cold water...imagine that. When you pour hot coffee over ice it can create a bitter coffee. When you slowly brew the coffee at room temperature, you create a smooth, non-bitter coffee. Now I have answered that question scientifically and you have a masterful knowledge of cold brew, let's talk about how you brew it.
Making cold brew from the ground coffee you have around the house is shockingly easy. I will never buy cold brew from a grocery store again, instead I will use my new favorite Southern Pecan Coffee to make my own cold brew.
Tools You Will Need
3 scoops of Southern Pecan Coffee
32 oz. Filtered Water
Remove the plunger from the French Press
Pour Southern Pecan Coffee grounds into the bottom of the Press
Pour Filtered Water over the coffee grounds
Replace the plunger onto the French Press
Allow coffee to steep at room temperature for at least 8 hours but no longer than 12 hours
Push plunger down and enjoy with milk, sugar, black, however you most prefer your cold brew
Store your cold brew in the refrigerator for up to a week
*This recipe can also be made in a mason jar or pitcher, you will just have to strain the coffee grounds out before enjoying. The easiest way to strain when using one of these methods is to take a fine, mesh sieve, line it with a coffee filter and slowly pour the coffee through. The sieve and filter will keep any coffee grounds from getting into your delectable cold brew.*
I personally love my cold brew with just a little milk and poured over ice. I have found that brewing our Southern Pecan Coffee in this manner mellows the flavor of the pecan, so if you are not particularly fond of flavored coffee this may be just the brew for you. After all, caffeine is the most important meal of the day!