The ONLY Coffee You Need This Summer
By Lindsay Sibson
“I can’t stop drinking the coffee. If I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and the walking and the putting-words-into-sentences doing.”
“I drink coffee because without it, I’m basically a 2 year old whose blankie is in the washer.”
Coffee memes. Gotta love ‘em.
There is a reason why coffee is is one of the most consumed beverages around the world. It’s a magical liquid that is like a warm hug from the inside out.
I love coffee. And I’m sure most of you do too.
However, one thing I don’t enjoy… drinking hot coffee when it is HOT outside. I just broke a sweat writing that last sentence!
Iced coffee is nice and all, but unless you chug it back stat you are left with a watery and icky coffee concoction.
THAT is why you must check out this easy to make Cold Brew Coffee (or as I like to call it, liquid gold).
What Is Cold Brew Coffee?
- A method of brewing that uses cold water for the entire process
- Makes a more aromatic beverage
- Less bitter
- No ice involved = no dilution
Benefits of Coffee
- Helps increase your metabolism
- Contains a great amount of antioxidants
- Contains caffeine, which gives you a natural boost in energy
- Can decrease the risk of someone developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 65%
- Contains beneficial nutrients such as vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as manganese and potassium
- Helps to increase your mood, reaction time, alertness, memory and cognitive performance
If you want to kick this coffee’s health benefits up a notch, add a cube or two of these delicious homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cubes. They will not only give you an energy boost, but will also help you burn fat!
Cold Brew Coffee
- 2 cups organic, high quality coffee, coarsely ground
- 4 cups filtered water
- Large glass jar with lid
- Alternative: bowl or pitcher with lip
- Note: You can adjust the amount of water and coffee you add depending on how strong your like your coffee.
- Place the coffee and water into the glass jar. Stir to combine.
- Put the lid on the jar and then place it in the refrigerator.
- Allow the jar to “brew” for 12 hours.
- Note: For a stronger brew, you can leave it for up to 24 hours.
- When it is finished “brewing,” pour the coffee through a fine mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter.
- The coffee will slowly drip through the filter
- Alternative: Use a french press
- Once the coffee has been strained, store it in a lidded jar in your refrigerator.
To Use: Mix the cold brew coffee concentrate with cold water until you reach the desired strength.
I love you, coffee.
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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