2014,  coffee,  Fall,  Recipes

Cold Brew Coffee

Hey everyone! I recently received an Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bag from Tomoson.com to try out and share what I thought with all of you. All opinions on this product are my own. While I was trying to decide what to use it for first Alabama decided it was done with fall and has scheduled a week of temps in the high 80s. That pretty much means no more lazy afternoons with sweaters and pumpkin flavored coffee. It means ICED coffee! I’ve made cold brew coffee so many times and the hardest part has always been the straining. I’ve tried coffee filters, strainers and paper towels, and cheese cloth. The cheese cloth was the best option until this bag came into my life. It couldn’t have made the process any easier!

Cold brew coffee


First, get a large container with lid. It should hold about 2qts of water. Grab your bag of ground dark roast coffee and dump it in and then add about 10ish cups of water. Stir it up, pop the lid on, and let it sit for about 12 hours. I did this in the afternoon and let it sit over night so it definitely brewed longer than 12 hours.

cold brew coffee


After your coffee has plenty of time to sit all locked up in the container it’s time to strain it all out. This is where the bag comes in. Plop that bad boy in a large pitcher. This one is 1 gallon. And ignore the Sweet Tea part. This is ALL COFFEE.

nut milk bag


Next, dump your coffee into the bag. Preferably not while trying to take a picture. I spilled a bit…

cold brew coffee

cold brew coffee


Now, lift out your bag, put down your camera, and wring out the bag as well as you can to get all the liquid out.

cold brew coffee


After this step I dumped the coffee grounds in the trash, flipped the bag inside out and rinsed it well. Once it was rinsed I flipped it right again and put it in a smaller pitcher and poured it all through one more time. When you’re totally done straining rinse the bag out well and let it dry.

This recipe made enough to fill a 2 quart pitcher. But please note…this is very concentrated! Perfect for me since I fill my glass with ice, half coffee, and half milk (and some stevia). If you just want the iced coffee without milk or any other girly additives then you might want to dilute it down with some cold water.

I made some for T with just ice and this coffee. He made the omg it’s too strong the ice needs to melt face. I obviously forgot the point of this recipe was so *I* could add all my goodness for *me*. Oops.

cold brew coffee


My glass was much better. ICE, half milk, have coffee concentrate, 2 packs stevia. BOOM. You could add a tiny bit of flavored syrups too if you want to get crazy

best iced coffee


So there you have it! Cold brew coffee using the Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bag. You can buy it HERE on Amazon and it’s super cheap. So worth it.

coffee concentrate

**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  • GreenMtnGirl

    I’ve heard of cold brewed coffee but really knew nothing about it. I think it sounds like something I should give a try! I always hate it when I try to make iced coffee and it gets watered down from trying to cool it off with ice cubes. I especially love that you can reuse the bag, that’s great!